Thursday, January 07, 2016

Front Five – 07.01.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
 
Happy enough about Andy Farrell news
 England’s RWC problems didn’t come from their defensive systems
 If anything being tough to break down was a feature of the Lancaster era
 Also I’m not exactly bemoaning the fact that
Kurt McQuilkin is staying with Leinster ;-)
 
 

England...may have a new head coach in Eddie Jones but they had not bargained on so much intellectual property being snaffled so swiftly by one of their major Test rivals.
 
 
Robert Kitson - Guardian

Leinster face some tough decisions over the coming months and chief amongst those will be whether to replace the departing Ian Madigan or instead, promote someone from within.
 
 
Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

Wednesday’s Euro registration confirmation of Jared Payne by Ulster to replace injured Peter Nelson in the squad was the best hint yet that the international centre’s return to playing following injury is imminent.
 
 
Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter

Crowley leaves his post with Rugby Canada to take over as Head Coach for Benetton Treviso of the Guinness Pro 12.
 
[UPDATE 08.01.16 – According to the Pro12 website, Marius Goosen has actually taken over as head coach of Treviso.  We apologise for any confusion caused. HoR]
 
 
Americas Rugby News

“Mr McFadden accepted that he had committed an act of foul play and that it would have warranted a red card."
 
 
Ryan Bailey - The42.ie

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