Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Front Five - 16.11.16

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

Very, very excited about the #Ireland2023 bid
now that it's officially official.  

"Would be great to see Ireland host a World Cup outright on our own, but sad to see the home of Connacht rugby isn't included"

Gavin Cooney -


“We looked at about 15 variables in the tackle...and one interesting one we found was that if people are bent at the waist, the ball carrier, you get fewer head injuries”

The Irish Times


The likes of Sale Sharks and Northampton Tigers have been touted as possible future destinations for Ford – as have Toulon

Simon O'Keeffe - Pundit Arena


Some 19 per cent of professional players worldwide are Pacific Islanders or of Pacific Islands descent.

Vodacom Rugby


Ireland were hoping to eventually secure his services on residency grounds before Eddie Jones persuaded him to opt for England, an act made possible through his mother’s heritage.

Duncan Bech - Irish Examiner


Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLP

Note - views expressed in "Front Five" links do not necessarily reflect those of HarpinOnRugby


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