Saturday, October 31, 2015

Front Five - 31.10.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Here’s to a thrilling RWC final
My head says All Blacks by 9
My heart says Wallabies by anything above zero

He is the epitome of the humble guy who doesn't put a foot wrong. 'Dan Carter makes outrageous statement' is a headline you'll never see.


Carter is the best ever

Paul Lewis - NZ Herald

The northern hemisphere view of rugby is that it is a set piece, penalty obsessed game involving complicated laws that must be policed by officious referees and TMOs. World Rugby, dominated by northern hemisphere powers, tends to force referees to officiate accordingly.


Rugby World Cup final will come down to Richie McCaw v David Pocock

Spiro Zavos - Sydney Morning Herald

…the home team’s recent Australian recruit, Mark Chisholm, jumped highest, claimed the ball and a few minutes later they were celebrating a 32-28 victory after a marvellous game that sent the 7,200 strong crowd home in very happy frame of mind.


Munster hang on in nine-try thriller

Charlie Mulqueen - Irish Examiner

The professional element of Welsh rugby is flawed – fundamentally so, the semi-professional game needs to find its own unique selling point to re-attract a market that is in decline and the amateur game is facing a participation crisis never before experienced in Wales.

Ben Jeffreys (CEO of Pontypool RFC) - Gwlad Rugby navigate down such a narrow channel Jesse Kriel and Bryan Habana’s passes had to be super slick.

The handling skills for the Springboks’ second try were worthy of a much bigger game 

Sean Farrell -

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