Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Front Five - 12.08.15

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


... his continued importance to the latest assault on the global event was only franked further last night when he was confirmed as the 2015 Guinness Rugby Writers Player of the Year.


Paul O’Connell keeps emotions in check

Brendan O'Brien - Irish Examiner

“Paddy did well. He was assured. He ran the game plan in the manner we wanted it to be run and defended pretty well. His passing game was quite sharp,”

Murphy backing Jackson – but Madigan to get his shot

Ruairidh O'Connor - Irish Independent

Lomu...picked up a loose pass out on the left, strolled past Will Carling, avoided the desperate attempted tap-tackle of Tony Underwood and...went straight through Mike Catt as if he were a cardboard cut-out.

Jonah Lomu effort against England tops poll for greatest Rugby World Cup try

The Guardian (via Reuters)

“It’s not hard with Cheiks reminding us all the time about the importance of that (hard work) and just improving each day and training really hard and that’s been our focus this week”

Russell Jackson - The Roar

Rejection, sport’s bastard cousin, smiles and points at your isolation. To have a team, you must tell people they can’t be included. To create unity, you must divide.

Out of the reckoning

Sam Roberts - Double Dummy Scissors

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