Friday, October 16, 2015

Front Five - 16.10.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Unless evidence can be provided which proves the protective eyewear
is dangerous to wear on the field of play we feel it would be a terrible shame
for anything to prevent Ian McKinley and others in a similar situation
from overcoming adversity and playing professional rugby. 

With so much change up front, it is expected that Schmidt will try and keep changes to a minimum behind the scrum,


Murphy in as Sexton and Earls set to start

Ruairidh O'Connor - Irish Independent

Van der Merwe spent six seasons with the Glasgow Warriors before announcing last February he was quitting Scotstoun for the West Wales region.


World Cup star DTH van der Merwe poised to make his Scarlets debut in the Guinness PRO12 against Leinster

Anthony Woolford - WalesOnline

The report also claims that the presence of former full-back Serge Blanco, who was brought in to assist Saint-André, had “destabilised the entire staff”


France players ‘launch mutiny’ against coach Philippe Saint-André – reports

Ed Aarons - The Guardian

There are rumored to be 5-6 teams in the competition with one possibly coming from Canada.

Americas Rugby News

"To not be permitted to play a professional game and ultimately not be able to fulfil my potential livelihood, is very frustrating."

‘I can’t fulfil my livelihood’ – Ian McKinley is petitioning the IRFU to allow protective goggles 

Neil Treacy -

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