Friday, August 07, 2015

Front Five - 07.08.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
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While Joe Schmidt...stated that performance in training will be relevant, nothing can replicate the intensity of a test match.


Opportunity knocks for Ireland fringe players

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

"It is not something, thankfully, we've had to be as conscious of, but there is an awareness that everybody is equipped with a camera these days.

Schmidt: We won't put social media clampdown on our players

Ruaidridh O'Connor - Irish Independent will be a straight shootout between Rokoduguni and Jonny May, whom the England coach described as the “outstanding performer” in the training camp

Semesa Rokoduguni to force Chris Ashton out of Stuart Lancaster's England squad

Daniel Schofield - Telegraph

This is more of a dire run of form, due to the various circumstances, rather than any worrying longer term decline away from the top 18 to Uruguay/Namibia level.

Tier 2 Rugby

Expected to cost between €25-35 million, the home of Leinster rugby plans to increase its capacity from 18,500 to 25,000, with development at the Ballsbridge ground likely to begin next summer.

The home of Leinster rugby will have a new name ‘very soon’

Ben Blake -

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