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

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


NZ Herald (via AP)

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...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

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...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

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


David Elkin - The42.ie

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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

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