Friday, August 14, 2015

Front Five - 14.08.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Later today on HarpinOnRugby…
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from Leinster’s open training session at Skerries RFC
Also, our #IRLvSCO preview plus
the Rugby Champions Cup fixtures are release


As with last week’s exercise therefore, opportunity knocks for a host of players to force their way into the squad or up the pecking order.


Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Joe Schmidt makes 14 changes

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

The Ulster winger underwent a second scan to an ankle injury he suffered against Wales on Saturday, August 8 and the results were positive.

Andrew Trimble back in the mix for Ireland

Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter

Peter de Villiers, who led the team from 2008 to 2011, criticised Meyer for dropping Cornal Hendricks and playing the white Jesse Kriel out of position against Argentina last weekend.

Lack of blacks in South Africa team puts race under spotlight before World Cup

David Smith - Guardian

With pre-season underway, the strength and conditioning of players is the main focus at all levels of the game.

Lineout Coach

Mike Phillips, James Hook, and Richard Hibbard are the stand-out names from those who have been cut

Some Big Names Have Been Axed By Wales As Gatland Trims Squad To 38

Mikey Traynor -

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