Sunday, February 28, 2016

Front Five - 28.02.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Got some English backlash on twitter
I offered an open invitation to anyone who wishes
to write a post explaining how it wasn’t…
I will publish it unedited
(this is a separate issue to the debate
over how the game was won btw)

Not since 2010 have we won at Twickenham, and yesterday proved no different despite incredible character and a valiant effort from a depleted Irish team that simply wasn't good enough.
Paul Melia - Irish Independent

Davies got back up and reached the try line for what looked like a perfectly good try. Clancy asked TMO Jude Quinn for a verdict and they ruled it was a double movement and no try.

...a single loose pass after 34 minutes let Ireland back into the game, Claire Molloy breaking away to set up a move that lead to Ireland’s first points, a penalty from Niamh Briggs. With Briggs adding second penalty minutes later England’s lead was only 8-6 at the break.
John Birch - ScrumQueens

“Stern Vern” may have a public persona that is cartoon curmudgeon but at least he is savvy enough to make a sly dig at his own creation when the occasion demands.
Iain Morrison - The Scotsman

Any sport that sends the message that a kick to the head of a person lying prone on the ground is ok isn't one that I want to be associated with. Which is unfortunate because I quite like rugby.
Conor O'Leary -

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