Saturday, August 03, 2019

Front Five - 03.08.19

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

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...were a World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand or South Africa to come to pass, Ireland will most likely be underdogs to reach their first semi-final ever at the ninth attempt.

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

Byrne has played at latter stages of European competition...but what Carty brings is...unpredictability to the play

Jordan Norris - SportsNews Ireland

Training accounts for approximately 89-95 per cent of total elite player workload and research demonstrates a strong correlation between poor individual player load management and injuries

Pocock...has recovered sufficiently to make the 36-man squad for the first Bledisloe Cup Test in Perth on 10 August. (via AFP)

The Barrett family shifted to Meath in Ireland in 2000, where (Beauden, Scott & Jordie's father) worked as a farm manager and the oldest boys played Gaelic football.

Jamie Wall - NZ Herald

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