Friday, September 04, 2015

Front Five - 04.09.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
 
 
Later today on HoR…
Previews for both Leinster & Ireland

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Edinburgh have never enticed the crowds they expected over the years and playing (at Murrayfield), the home and away crowds echo like an empty indoor swimming pool.

 

Leinster have to make the most of time when focus is firmly on the Ireland team

 
Irish Independent



The Japanese Rugby Union have come in for stiff criticism from World Rugby over concerns about proposed stadia
 

South Africa on standby to host 2019 World Cup in move that could clear Ireland's path for 2023

 
Gareth Makim - SportsJOE.ie



O’Connor, sacked as head coach by Irish club Leinster in May, has been signed to a three-year deal at the Reds in the key role of attack coach.
 

Former Wallaby centre and Leinster coach Matt O’Connor joins Queensland Reds as attack coach

 
Jim Tucker - Courier-Mail



Luke Marshall could be an option to move into outhalf and he did attempt a conversion in last week’s pre-season defeat to Edinburgh.

Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter



Actually, on reflection, it’s probably best I’m not in charge of RWC 2015. I think things would start to go downhill quite quickly.
 

How to make the Rugby World Cup betterer…

 
Sam Roberts - Double Dummy Scissors
 


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