Thursday, August 02, 2018

Front Five - 02.08.18

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

ICYMI click here for the latest
edition of our new feature Harpin Points
where we look at Neutral refs, 
the Pro 14 final and the All Ireland league

On Saturday, August 25th two Irish players Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson are scheduled to make their respective debuts

John O'Sullivan - Irish Times

They respect hugely what is in effect an All Blacks team in disguise but are determined to put lessons learned into practice on Saturday. 

Patrick McKendry - NZ Herald

The 32-year-old was advised to take the summer off and admitted in April that another head injury could force him to bring an abrupt, and premature, end to his playing career.

Sky Sports News

The leader during the Daniel Hourcade years will remain skipper of Argentina in the new era under Mario Ledesma.

America Rugby News

"...he is turning into a Paul O’Connell type of machine. The carries and stats he gets through are freakish. A phenomenal player for both Leinster and Ireland going forward."

 Cormac Cahill -

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Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019