Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Front Five - 09.09.15

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Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
 
Surprising quote from Paulie IMO
I know he wants to distance himself from the Toulon allegations
but now the media will be back to him asking did he make phone call yet…
…not the kind of distraction the Ireland skipper needs right now.
 
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"I don't know anything about it but I'll be making a phone call to see what the story is.”
 

 
Cian Treacy - Irish Independent

Premier Rugby will this week officially brush their nine-month salary cap investigation under the carpet and refuse to take any action against Bath and Saracens.

 

Premiership salary cap breaches will go unpunished

 
Neil Fissler - The Rugby Paper

Canada actually lost 3 of their first 4 scrums against the head (incidentally brings the points won/lost difference directly off scrums now to -52).

 

The concerning basic errors behind Canada's collapse to Fiji

 
Tier 2 Rugby
 


Matfield, who enjoyed a spell with Toulon in 2007, revealed this was not the first approach Saints had made for his services.

 
ESPN.com

'Quite early in my playing days, if we were 21–15 down I’d think, “Jesus, please don’t score, please don’t score,” because I’d have to kick the conversion to win it.’
 

Ronan O'Gara's brutally honest admission about how he once reacted to high-pressure kicks 

 
SportsJOE.ie
 
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