Thursday, October 01, 2015

Front Five - 01.10.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Wait - what? October already?

...with the IRFU not taking part in the trial of the new technology, it’s unclear whether or not McKinley can play for Zebre when they take on Connacht in Galway on October 16.


Four years after his last Pro12 game, Dubliner Ian McKinley has joined Zebre

Neil Treacy -
[hat-tip to @BigJoeShep]

Trimble - who will turn 32 next month - is currently on 189 appearances, the record previously set by centre Paddy Wallace, who retired last year.


Andrew Trimble set to become Ulster’s most capped player

Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter

The 32-yer-old Italian captain is himself confident of playing, whereas their vice-captain Leonardo Ghiraldini, holder of 79 caps, is in much graver danger of missing what is a must-win game for Italy


Sergio Parisse takes part in Italian training

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

"...on closer inspection – and this would have been part of his preparation – it was clear that English loose-head Marler was going in on the angle. Repeatedly."

Daniel Schofield - Telegraph

"Wow Arizona Wildcats haka is so bad it's an insult to Maori culture being butchered like that. leave it to the @AllBlacks"

American college football team under fire for performing cringeworthy haka 

Benjamin Conkey - The Roar

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