Monday, November 14, 2016

Front Five - 14.11.16

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

Not sure why some are falling over themselves to point out that Jamie Heaslip didn't score the try by himself...
he has always been at pains to acknowledge that.  
World Rugby just need to classify the tries in contention somehow, and the name of the scorer is the best way.

Beating them once was historic, securing back-to-back success would be a statement of intent.

Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent


Izzy Noel-Smith scored the crucial try for England eight minutes from time at University College Dublin, after Nora Stapleton had crossed for Ireland.

BBC Rugby


Ireland nailed it. They were right on task - 15 men playing at the top of their respective games and as a collective they were able to prevent New Zealand doing the same.

Gregor Paul - NZ Herald


Toulon took control in the second half and scored the bonus-point try through Ma'a Nonu

Vodacom Rugby


Heaslip collected the award, but he was pipped by Beauden Barrett of New Zealand for the best men's player award.

Mikey Traynor -


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