Saturday, December 19, 2015

Front Five 19.12.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

Click here for our Leinster v Toulon preview
Hope to see you at the Aviva

ICYMI there has been some great news
on the Gogglegate front - click here



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It must be no short-term fix but a long-term plan aimed at marrying our ultra-efficient age-grade and Academy systems with the clear and obvious benefits to be had from enticing the very best of global talent to our shores.

We need backers with deep pockets to close gap on big-spending elite

Tony Ward - Irish Independent
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They are looking for someone who can play at either 10 or 12, a gap that Madigan is perfectly able to fill, and having missed out on Matt Toomua, they have their sights firmly set on the Irishman.

French media claims Ian Madigan is in advanced talks to move to France

Adrian Collins - Newstalk
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It seems too often to be the French teams that lapse into venal mood swings that throw up score lines that make the statisticians believe a decimal point has gone missing.

Ulster on high after big win but Toulouse a different prospect at home

Johnny Watterson - Irish Times
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The draw was a suitable result, anti-climactic and dour, for this was not a game to set the pulse raising.

Northampton get rough with Dan Carter but Racing 92 hold on for a draw

Michael Aylwin - The Guardian
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Leinster’s Round 14 home clash with Zebre has been fixed for Friday 12 February (KO 19.30), Ireland U20s will be in action away to France at the same time.

Here’s when your province’s rescheduled fixtures have been set for

Sean Farrell - The42.ie
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