Saturday, September 26, 2015

Front Five - 26.09.15

60 Harcourt St. Dublin 2

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.

"People say Sean O'Brien isn't a natural openside but Seany can play everywhere,"


Henry talks up O'Brien's versatility as he looks to stake claim for starting berth

Irish Independent

"Hopefully they won't show their age, and will show enough energy and enthusiasm." - Joe Schmidt


Ireland#s team to face Romania will set a Rugby World Cup record

Patrick McGarry -

Wales will know exactly what to expect from (England). It will be direct, it will be powerful, it will be confrontational and it will be something they will feel comfortable dealing with


Why this titanic Rugby World Cup occasion is the biggest England v Wales match ever staged

Simon Thomas - WalesOnline

Their win percentage against higher ranked opposition is 37.5%

Empirical Rugby

Apparently...a scrum results with eight players from each side wrapping their arms around one another and trying to slowly push the opponent out of the way

One newbie's view of scrums, tries and the sport of rugby
[hat-tip Breffni Martin]

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Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019