Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Front Five - 16.07.19

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

It will be interesting to see
how the new scrum law is enforced

"You learn as you go through your years as a pro you can't just take your three-and-a-half (preseason) weeks off and do nothing."

John Fallon - Irish Independent

The Exiles will take on the Pro 14 side on Friday 13 September (kick-off 7.30pm).

Jack O'Toole - SportsJoe.ie

The research...also featured input by international front-row players including Ken Owens (Wales), Rory Best (Ireland) and Jamie George (England).


Rugby league has just under 500,000 registered players in Australia...This dwarfs rugby union which has just 87,000

Talking Rugby Union

Young people should be enjoying 60 minutes of daily activity but only 17 per cent actually are.

Alison Oliver - The Telegraph

[Note - the above article is based on UK research.  According to the SportIreland website, data from a 2017 publication suggests "there have been some declines in sports participation among younger age groups which have been offset by increases among
older age groups."]

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