Saturday, August 29, 2015

Front Five - 29.08.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
 
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Zebo may have convinced Schmidt that his positives outweigh the negatives.

 

My Ireland squad to battle for World Cup

 
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times



First-half tries from Mick McGrath, Dan Leavy and returning crowd favourite Isa Nacewa (who converted all three) eased Leinster into a 21-0 half-time lead.
 

Bowe, Trimble and McFadden stake their final claim for World Cup spot

 
Cian Tracey - Irish Independent
 
[Click here for our liveblog from Donnybrook last night]



Of all the starters this weekend, Cuthbert is probably the one man who still needs to nail down his World Cup squad spot.
 

Ireland v Wales preview: The phoney war is over, now it's time for Warren Gatland's men to stand-up

 
Simon Thomas - WalesOnline
 
[Click here for our own #IRLvWAL preview]



Anyone who has seen the battles going on in European rugby will be very aware that excluding the existing clubs in the decision-making leads to conflict.

Expat Dad SG



At odds of 11/20, the bet stands to return $71,500 in profit if it comes in.
 

A New Zealand punter has wagered an enormous sum on this year’s Rugby World Cup

 
Neil Treacy - The42.ie
 


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