Monday, November 23, 2015

Front Five - 23.11.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Later today on HarpinOnRugby…
our Bath v Leinster writeup is titled “Rec and Ruin”

"The way Europe has unfolded this year...and the fact that we had 20 guys coming back in (from the World Cup)’s a very short lead in time a high-intensity competition."


Leo Cullen pleads for patience as Leinster struggle

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

Wasps...were impressive enough in Dublin last weekend in hammering Leinster 33-6 but the assurance with which they saw off their high-profile opponents here was arguably even more striking.


Wasps thrash champions Toulon and point way to brighter future for England

Rob Kitson - The Guardian

" means a lot more to play for your province than maybe some of the English teams that more freely move about” - Rory Best


‘There is no shift in power between the Irish provinces and English clubs’

Ryan Bailey -

"He’s an inter­national coach and I think he will do it very well. This is the sort of level he should be coaching at."

Paul Bolton - Telegraph

We take a look back at the journey as Ireland capped nine new players in a rain-swept London.

A look back at Ireland’s test against England

Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLP
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Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019