Thursday, June 15, 2017

Front Five - 15.06.17

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

Fred Cogley RIP

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Cogley was best known as a rugby commentator, having worked a remarkable 49 rugby seasons.

Gavin Cooney -

The Munster captain will follow tour skipper follows Sam Warburton, Ken Owens and Alun Wyn Jones in leading the tourists one week out from the first test.

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

The Maori, the only side to beat the Lions outside of the tests on their last tour of New Zealand in 2005, play the tourists in Rotorua on Saturday.

Five of the changes are at the back where centre winger Andrew Conway, Rory Scannell and scrum-half Luke McGrath will make their first starts for Ireland.

RTÉ Rugby

"I didn’t know any of them really, which was a good thing, I think. But they all came over at different times just to ask questions and stuff, which I find fascinating.”

Brendan O'Brien - Irish Examiner

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