Saturday, October 10, 2015

Front Five - 10.10.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
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"In terms of defence, I didn't even know I had 13, I didn't count the tackle count. But yeah it's a good number to have up there. But it needs to be upped."


Henshaw: 'Sexto' is a big guy and doesn't need any extra protection from French traffic

Cian Treacy - Irish Independent

(France) arrive for the two countries’ crunch meeting on the back of five wins, more unified, better prepared, fitter and settled, reduced to 10/1 in the betting.


Major parts of the puzzle seem to be coming together for France

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

Ledesma, a veteran of 84 Tests between 1996 and 2011, fixed both (Waratahs & Wallabies) packs by directing power through the hooker with all eight forwards staying tight and pushing strongly.


What is the Cheika way?

David Lord - The Roar

Lancaster has insisted on putting himself front-of-house each and every day in media interviews, shielding his coaches from the sort of grilling that he has had to undergo.

Mick Cleary - Telegraph

Neither squad gave an inch as they stared across the halfway line, beat their chests and roared proudly in the final minutes before kick-off.

What happened when Tonga's Sipi Tau went head to head with the All Blacks' Haka? 

Darragh Murphy -

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