Friday, July 28, 2017

Front Five - 28.07.17

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

Super Rugby semifinals and Premiership 7s
are good distractions this weekend but we need
an announcement on Celtic Rugby stat

One worrying fact, for lovers of test rugby, is that this year’s World Cup had its lowest entry ever (or at least since it ceased to be a largely invitational event).

John Birch -

...the dislike between the Crusaders and Chiefs, which has become perhaps the pre-eminent rivalry in New Zealand rugby, has its roots in the success of the two franchises

Patrick McKendry - NZ Herald

Chris Boyd made two changes to the side that scored a 35-16 win over the Brumbies in the quarter-finals last weekend.

World Rugby has ruled the match is not "meaningful" and Williams' suspension will end on August 20 (via AP)

Wasps have selected ten members of their senior squad, including debutant Marcus Watson – a GB silver medallist from Rio – Christian Wade and skipper Dan Robson.

Alan Pearey - Rugby World

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