Friday, March 17, 2017

Front Five - St Patrick's Day 2017

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

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh

My first impression of the World Rugby calendar
is that it benefits the sport in this order -
1st : Southern Hemisphere Tier 1
2nd : Tier 2
Distant 3rd : Northern Hemisphere Tier 1



Assistant coach Declan O’Brien is working with two fine lineout proponents in Spence and Reilly.


Murray Kinsella - The42.ie



...this is a special Blackrock batch, coming off the back of four Junior Cups wins in a row


Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times



....as was the case with last year's squad, there is a sense that there is still a lot more to come from them in June's World Cup.


Cian Tracey - Irish Independent



It is safe to say the team Eddie Jones had been preparing England to play against is not the team that will run out at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.


Brendan Fanning - The Guardian



“Agreement on an optimised global calendar that provides certainty and sustainability over the decade beyond Rugby World Cup 2019 represents an historic milestone for the global game." - Bill Beaumont


WorldRugby.org



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