Friday, August 18, 2017

Front Five - 18.08.17

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

Disappointing for the girls last night
just not in the same league



Ireland sought the game that had stopped New Zealand and won a Grand Slam in past years. But last night and perhaps for the last 10 days it refused to show.


Johnny Watterson - Irish Times



Lancaster has become a vital cog in Leinster's wheel and the expectation is that having had a full pre-season with the squad, they will be even better this year.


Cian Tracey - Irish Independent



...as pre-season friendlies go there was little to get over excited about from both sides.


Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter



Thankfully for Australia, New Zealand’s armor might not be as sturdy as it was during last year’s Championship.


Ronan Nelson - Rugby Wrapup



“The amendment comes into effect globally from 26 August and applies to all participating elite adult rugby competitions."


The42.ie (via AFP)



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