Friday, August 11, 2017

Front Five - 11.08.17

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

One on my biggest pet hates about pro rugby
is the way fans find out one of their players
has signed for another team the following season while
the current one is still in progress
or in Ulster's case, before a ball is even kicked

...Ireland benefited hugely from Australia's lack of preparation time...but a gutsy win with plenty of work-ons is a fine start to the tournament.

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

"The biggest consideration in my decision to join Bristol is the opportunity to play with my brother Siale"

Belfast Newsletter

Bismarck du Plessis, Frans Steyn, Fulgence Ouedraogo and Joe Tomane all what is sure to be a stern test

Matthew Southcombe - WalesOnline

The move which was agreed by all the clubs earlier this week is aimed to protect the smalls clubs from helping their players with lower salaries from being poached

Matthew Wood - Talking Rugby Union

The player of the match, and no more needs to be said.

Ryan Bailey -

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