Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Front Five - 16.09.15

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Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
 
Pool C preview will publish later today
 
We don’t totally disagree with some of the
points made in the An Spailpín Fánach article
but we do find it interesting that for a sport
that involves 15 players of differing sizes & roles
working their arses off for 80 minutes
there can only be just the one definition
of what constitutes “rugby”…
….defences are better now and fans need
to deal with that as well as the attack coaches
 
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Nicknamed “Cuddles”, which is assuredly heavily laced with irony, Cudmore is an old sparring partner of Paul O’Connell’s

 

Simon Easterby stays focused on Canada

 
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times


PSA’s confidence stems from the fact that for the first time in his tenure he embarks on a tournament fully prepared, and as one of the few coaches whose plans haven’t been disrupted by injury or suspension.

 

Why it’s dangerous to write off France

 
Gavin Mortimer - Rugby World


The World Cup will be won by the team that makes the least mistakes. England are the sensible bet

 

The Rugby World Cup Will Be a Crashing Bore

 
An Spailpín Fánach


The IRUPA Player Development Programme will now incorporate the women's 15 squad and recognises them as high performance athletes.

 
Sinead Farrell - Balls.ie

"I thought my professional dancing career was over when I was runner-up in Strictly back in 2006, but as you can see I've still got a few killer moves left." - Matt Dawson
 

English mock All Blacks with Hakarena 

 
NZ Herald

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