Thursday, April 20, 2017

Front Five - 20.04.17

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

The squad is announced, congrats to all
Now to put it aside and focus
on a massive weekend for Irish Rugby

This season has been as frustrating as any with zero appearances in green and his time in blue diluted again by ankle surgery over the summer and calf and quad issues since.

Brendan O'Brien - Irish Examiner

"They are a quality side with a very balanced back-row, two very good second-rows and very, very mobile props and hooker."

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

"I had a lot of older men saying, ‘God, yer games were brilliant.’...They say it’s like the old style of rugby that men used to play."

Sinead Farrell - Irish Times

While there is x-factor in the squad, it's hard to go past the sheer size and brute force of their pack.

Gatland wasn’t impressed with what Tauranga man Payne was demonstrating on the training ground and on match days.

Murray Kinsella -

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