Saturday, May 14, 2016

Front Five - 14.05.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Ben Botica wins the Zinedine Zidane award
for Worst Possible Thing To Do
As The Last Act For Your Team
(Seriously though, you have to feel for him!)

Four times the teams have met in either semi-finals or finals since 2011. Four times Leinster have won, most convincingly in the 2012 Heineken Cup final when Jackson suffered a bit of stage-fright
Alan Quinlan - Irish Independent

The trickle of Irish players going abroad hasn’t become a flood yet but the warning shots are there.
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

Labit acknowledged that country commitments didn’t help the trio of Celts during their two seasons in Paris but the disappointment he felt at their failure to adapt to a different environment ran deep.
Gavin Mortimer - Rugby World

The player drain has become so extensive that a formidable Wallabies line-up could be made up entirely of players based in the northern hemisphere.
Darren Walton - Seven Sport (via AAP)

The Kiwi, who is Montpellier-bound next season, lost the run of himself, the game and the situation.
Patrick McCarry -

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