Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Front Five - 30.08.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

ICYMI click here for our Leinster v Bath writeup


Seán O’Brien and Robbie Henshaw remain long-term absentees as they continue their recovery from hamstring and knee injuries, with Leo Cullen estimating they may return to action in about six weeks’ time.


Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

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"Ireland selection hasn't really been spoken of, with the fact I've been injured as well"


Matthew Wood - Talking Rugby Union

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...the IRFU spent €37.6m on professional game costs in Ireland last season. The clubs in France will fork out a total of €302.1m this season and that, of course, has nothing to do with the international team costs.


John Fallon - RTÉ Rugby

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The work would see the capacity of the old Terryland Park increase to between 8,000 and 12,000, with the addition of corporate and catering facilities


Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent

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“...the way I look at it, we invented the game so they should align with us, shouldn't they?"


Rugby Onslaught

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