Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Front Five - 11.08.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.


…the statistics confirm that O’Donnell was dominant at the breakdown with 14 tackles (only Donnacha Ryan made more) and a couple of turnovers.


Assessing Ireland’s back-row options for the World Cup after Tommy O’Donnell is ruled out

Ryan Bailey - The42.ie

Robert Louis Stevenson may have reconsidered his famous “to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive” line if he ever had to endure the endless build-up to a Rugby World Cup.

It has to be all or nothing for Scotland in Ireland

Duncan Smith - The Scotsman

“We are getting a lot of our bodies to a state of fitness that we can play games, not really having a big injury list. Hopefully that continues.” - Anthony Foley

Tyler Bleyendaal set for Munster debut against Grenoble

Irish Times

"It's a credit to Jacko who's brought the dedication, skill and acumen which he displayed as a player into his new profession," New Zealand Rugby General Manager - Neil Sorensen

Rugby 365


This new Bastareaud video will leave you entertained and traumatised in equal measure

Rugby Onslaught

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Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019