Friday, September 25, 2015

Front Five - 25.09.15

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Live analysis & chat from McGuirk, Hook & Popey
Pre-, during and post- Ireland v Romania this Sunday

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

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Henshaw is understood to have fully recovered from the injury scare...but the Connacht centre has not completed a full training session this week.


Darren Cave poised to make World Cup debut for Ireland against Romania at Wembley

Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter

...while some RFU officials are against allowing an English-based team to compete in a ‘foreign’ league, Exiles chairman Bleddyn Phillips is confident it can happen.


London Welsh have ‘initiated discussions’ about switching to Pro12

The Rugby Paper

It didn't seem to register with the anti-ROG brigade that Wilkinson suffered enormous physical damage because of his enthusiasm for tackling


Shades of O'Gara critics as England go on the defensive with No 10 pick

George Hook - Irish Independent

"(Kevin McLaughlin) was a guy Joe trusted. You don't pick a guy you don't trust to play the All Blacks"


Even Paul O’Connell got a bit edgy…

Ireland had A LOT of fun on their down-day today 

Neil Treacy -

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