Thursday, June 23, 2016

Front Five - 23.06.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
On the noggin, in the net, 1-0 Ireland! That’s how it’s done!
What an Irish sporting weekend coming up…
Women’s rugby 7s in Olympic qualifiers here in Dublin
Ireland in decisive test in Port Elizabeth
Northern Ireland play Wales in Euro2016
Wolfpuppies in Rugby World Championship final
Republic of Ireland play France in Euro2016

Given Jared Payne’s excellent form in both Tests at fullback, retaining him there and perming the Ulster pair of Stuart Olding and Luke Marshall, would appear to mean less upheaval.
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

"The women's programme...over the last 18 months we've managed to get on the World Series which is giving the game greater recognition around the country."
Cian Treacy - Irish Independent

An analysis of every ruck in the defeat to the Boks at Ellis Park shows that Roux was Ireland’s most effective ruck player. He was also the busiest
Murray Kinsella -

Teams will be awarded a bonus point for finishing three or more tries ahead of their opponent, replacing the old system of a bonus point for scoring four or more tries.
Fox Sports - via AAP

...we would rate many of this XV ahead of players that we believe will make the plane.
Rugby Onslaught

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