Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Front Five - 30.09.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
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Rob Kearney did not train with Ireland at their Surrey base yesterday and appears increasingly likely to miss Sunday's meeting with Italy


Kearney in fitness race as big guns target Italy

Ruairidh O'Connor - Irish Independent

“Be it kick-off return, kick-chase, his dominance in the air… they’re all aspects of a number eight’s game that aren’t usually to his level.


With Parisse on board, Cronin expects only the best from Italy

Sean Farrell -

"...the players and coaches have to be brutally honest with each other because that is how you get a team to be successful, not by ignoring serious issues." - Will Carling


England united by criticism

BBC Sport

Michalak holds the record for the longest playing career of a French international which is nearing 14 years. (via AP)

"The award for most appropriate name at the Rugby World Cup has to go to Simon Body, Fiji's Strength & Conditioning coach" - Peter O'Reilly

Rugby World Cup - Episode 9 

Down The Blind Side (podcast)

Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLP
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Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019