Thursday, November 17, 2016

Front Five - 17.11.16

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

Looking forward to the Off The Ball
live event in the RDS tonight - guests include
Brian O’Driscoll   Isa Nacewa  Zinzan Brooke
Pat Lam   Keith Wood    Stephen Ferris

Schmidt is tipped to name Paddy Jackson as back-up out-half ahead of Joey Carbery, while Keith Earls is in a battle with Garry Ringrose for the No 23 jersey.

Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent


Locks Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick will be reunited in the second row after recent absences through injury

NZ Herald (via AP)


...Gaelic football and hurling compete with rugby for youngsters’ hearts and minds. If so, is there not some contradiction in granting rugby the unprecedented levels of exposure a 2023 World Cup would entail?

PM O’Sullivan - Irish Examiner


...if we had the World Cup in England this month, we’d be thinking about winning it or playing New Zealand in the final.

Chris Heal - Talking Rugby Union


Hopefully the players were a *little* bit intimidated by this Gaeilge Haka – but mostly, they were probably just impressed

David Elkin -


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