Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Front Five - 22.06.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Congrats to Northern Ireland!
Best wishes to the other footballing boys in green tonight in Lille
Who cares of the shape of the ball…it’s Ireland.  We’re behind them.
#BeatItaly with “different systems” from Connacht, notably in the way the outside three cover the backfield, and in this regard O’Halloran says Jared Payne has been very helpful.
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

According to the bookies, Gatland is still the strong favourite to go again with Schmidt next in line and Jones a distant third. Scotland's Vern Cotter is the other candidate.
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent

Robertson-McCoy is Irish qualified through his grandfather who hails from Armagh.
RTÉ Rugby

It’s a curse. Bet you any money Clermont lose in the playoffs next year too.
Danny Stephens - Rugby WrapUp

With just one qualifying berth up for grabs, competition will be fierce as Ireland vie with 16 other teams for the final place at this summer’s Games.
Ryan K Bailey -

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