Monday, October 12, 2015

Front Five - 12.11.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Click the links below for our “8-0-reviews”
from yesterday’s final RWC2015 action
Later today on HarpinOnRugby…
online comments after #IREvFRA
plus our writeup which is titled “Basic Instincts”

Their work at the breakdown was breathtaking, their ability to maintain possession (69pc) and dominate territory (72pc) against such powerful opponents a marvel.


Ireland count cost of historic victory

Ruairidh O'Connor - Irish Independent

Ireland refused to bend. O’Brien’s team now, the pack took over, so clearly playing for their fallen leaders


Leaders fall but others rise up and inspire

Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times

Michalak, 32, was replaced in the 55th minute by Remi Tales, when a creative player like Francois Trinh-Duc, who was omitted from the squad, would have been useful to unsettle the Irish.


Saint-Andre refuses to blame Michalak

RTÉ Rugby

"I have done my job with Japan. When I took over Japan I wanted to bring pride back in the national team and I think we have done that so it is someone else's turn to take it over."

My God, they were absolutely fantastic in that second half. To a man, every replacement that came on did fantastic work.

Brian O'Driscoll's Reaction To That Inspirational Ireland Performance Vs France 

PJ Browne -

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