Saturday, August 19, 2017

Front Five - 19.08.17

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

Apologies to those who ask why I didn't
cover the match last night via Periscope
there was simply no way I could do it
where I was standing!

With the likes of Rob and Dave Kearney, captain Isa Nacewa and Jordi Murphy back within the ranks, Leo Cullen’s side blew off any cobwebs

Ryan Bailey -

Tom Tierney...repeatedly told us this was the best-prepared Ireland team to head into a World Cup. His predecessor certainly didn't agree.

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

"I've met with various supporters and the overriding impression is excitement, a belief this is something new."

BBC Rugby

[hat-tip to Andrew Byrne who noticed there actually 
existed an interview with a Welshman 
that was entirely positive about the Pro14!!!]

Given the attacking quality of the Wallabies backs, I find it hard to believe that with sufficient possession, this mix of players won’t score tries.

Rhys Bosley - The Roar

President of the French Rugby Federation is playing his own game to win the race for 2023

Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times

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