Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Front Five - 09.08.17

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

Let the games begin!
Best of luck to Tom Tierney, Claire Molloy
and all involved with the Irish setup

Here's hoping the entire rugby community
is fully behind them

“One of the strategic objectives of hosting this World Cup was to increase the profile in levels of interest and participation of women’s rugby in Ireland.“

Edward Newman - Irish Examiner

"I'll get a good block of work under my belt before the start of the season. Last year was obviously a pretty disrupted pre-season, coming back from shoulder surgery."

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

A qualified doctor who studied medicine at Cardiff University, 29-year-old flanker Molloy offers considerable experience of the Test match arena

Talking Rugby Union

England, who travel as the only professional side of the 12 entrants – albeit only until the end of the tournament – are fancied to defend their crown on 26 August

Gerard Meagher - The Guardian

"...this Women’s Rugby World Cup is the perfect place for young girls to adopt new role models"

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