Friday, January 06, 2017

Front Five - 06.01.17

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

It is our opinion that the article on
Welsh support for #RWC2023 is nonsense...
if there's a windfall in it for them, 
of course we'd get their backing, who wouldn't
(unless the FFR offer a bigger one!).
We just thought we'd share the piece anyway
for it's sheer nonsense-ness.

Contrary to misguided reports earlier this week, Sexton did in fact miss Ireland's training camp, but he did take part in Leinster's midweek session.

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

The agreement between the WRU and IRFU in 1998 has a clause stipulating that if Ireland ever hosted the tournament it would effectively be bound to pay a fee to the WRU

Andy Howell - WalesOnline

Meanwhile, Ulster’s internationals Rory Best, Iain Henderson and Paddy Jackson return to the starting XV

Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter

Pat Lam may be off to Bristol next season but there are some immediate issues that take precedence

Patrick McCarry -

“Cheek to Cheek” is a quick way to describe the fundamentals of tackling. As a tackler you want your head (your cheek) on the opponent’s backside (their cheek) when you make contact

The Lineout Coach

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