Thursday, September 15, 2016

Front Five - 15.09.16

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

Who needs "pizzazz" in the land where craic was born?

There isn’t a question whether a small, rather irrelevant nation can host a World Cup – New Zealand already did it in 2011 – but Ireland doesn’t really possess any sort of pizzazz that makes it stand out.

Nick Hartman - Green and Gold Rugby


"It's a difficult decision but rugby is a business and these decisions have to be made." - Tommy Bowe

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent


"Stacey is someone we’ve been looking at for a while now. He is an exciting and skillful player who will complement the game we want to play." - Pat Lam

Vodacom Rugby


Saili has already been ruled out of the first four rounds of the Champions Cup, but now faces a race against time to break back into the team for rounds five and six

Declan Rooney -


The Guinness Pro12, Aviva Premiership and French Top 14 are being proposed to start in October, with a finish at the end of June, which would bring them into sync with Super Rugby.

Duncan Smith - The Scotsman


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