Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Front Five - 05.06.18

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

ICYMI click here for the official statement
from Heineken on the re-branding
(retro-branding?) of the Rugby Champions Cup

They are obviously No 2 in the world but more than that, just the level of rugby they have been playing, I have said it before, it is all about attrition with them.

Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent

The likes of Robbie Henshaw, Iain Henderson and Bundee Aki will have to prove their fitness after recent injury issues but Ireland look to be in good shape before the first Test.

Murray Kinsella - The42.ie

The 41-year-old native of Alexandra, New Zealand, moved to Ireland in 1998 and played for both Banbridge RFC and Ballynahinch RFC.

Cian Locke - Irish Examiner

As is usually the case with games being held abroad, Channel 4 didn't have their own cameras or production team on the ground in Washington DC.

Matthew Southcombe - WalesOnline

The pool draw for the newly-renamed Heineken Champions Cup will take place on June 20th, with the 2019 final set to take place in Newcastle.

Simon O'Keeffe - Pundit Arena

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