Sunday, May 22, 2016

Front Five - 22.05.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
“No away team has ever won a Pro12 semifinal”
has been boxed up and put back in
The Great Vault of Sporting Stats & Cliches
for another year to be replaced
by something we’re likely to hear
repeatedly from now until next Saturday…
“David vs Goliath”.

It was some way to sign off their seasonal campaign at home, some way to reach their first ever final. A long night was assured.
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

" to Connacht, they deserved the win today.”
Iain Morrison - The Scotsman

Had bookmakers in 2010 been offering odds on the Chiefs winning the title this month, they would probably have been longer than 5,000-1.
Paul Rees - The Guardian

“I asked them what the fitness test was going to be and they told me and I said our game day warm-up was tougher than that."
Murray Kinsella -

...joking aside, Madagascar is a wonderful rugby nation with real passion, enthusiasm and determination. Let us hope that one day they make it to a Rugby World Cup.
Paul Wassell - Pundit Arena

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