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 - The42.ie



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

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