Sunday, December 06, 2015

Front Five - 06.12.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
No match to write up this week…what to do?
Time to take stock methinks…
In the meantime…

The cornerstones of our golden era, 2006-'12, are becoming obsolete - the provincial structure and its funding model. The sands are shifting and our model must evolve too, if we're to stay in the game.


Structures key to future of our game and we must evolve

Jim Glennon - Irish Independent

Leinster winger Mick McGrath was in dominant form for ‘Tarf, helping himself to a hat-trick of tries


Top marks for students as UCD defeat Belvedere

Irish Times

"I am not sure why Wayne Barnes needed to go to that. He (O'Callaghan) has been great for us since he came here."


Dean Ryan refuses to blame Donncha O'Callaghan for Leicester defeat


“It’s not the finish we would have hoped for, but the time here in Dubai has been a valuable experience for the girls." - IRFU Director of Sevens Rugby Anthony Eddy

Nonu was paired with France international Mathieu Bastareaud, the midfield duo weighing as much as Toulon’s two props, at a combined 233kg.

Ma’a Nonu makes explosive start with Toulon ahead of Leinster clash (via AFP)

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