Friday, April 01, 2016

Front Five - 01.04.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Here at HarpinManor we have a policy
of resisting the temptation to write fake posts
on April Fools Day.
Though of course that could itself be a hoax…

"He's a top-class coach. His attention to detail is what makes him stand apart. He's a great thinker and he'd make the Lions very competitive in what is the most difficult environment of all.
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent

"It was very surreal for me watching the game thinking I wish I was out (there); I feel like I should be, basically, I’m disappointed I’m not out there.”
John O'Sullivan - Irish Times

...reportedly most of the Irish team (who it should also be noted back in the 1990's weren't half the force they are today) ended up sick before their tests with Namibia after suffering food poisoning eating antelope.
Tier 2 Rugby

The oddest thing, though, would be if the poor relations of Irish rugby, Connacht, won (the Challenge Cup) and, having already qualified for the Champions Cup through their Pro12 league position, Munster or Ulster snuck in.
Dean Ryan - Guardian

Against Exeter, in a 2014 pre-season game, the versatile back opened up at recorded a speed of 10 metres per second.
Patrick McCarry -

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
Note - views expressed in "Front Five" links do not necessarily reflect those of HarpinOnRugby


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