Saturday, August 24, 2019

Front Five - 24.08.19

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

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It’s merely a World Cup warm-up match but, then again, it’s still England v Ireland.

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

Out-half, second-row and right wing aside, this is Schmidt's first team and his belief in the players does not appear to have been shaken

Rúaidhrí O'Connor - Irish Independent

 ...the knockout stages is where it gets that stage world rankings won't matter.

Jack O'Toole -

There is a heavy influence from last season’s Ireland U19 team, with captain Charlie Ryan having led the Ireland U20 side to U20 Six Nations success.

Cardiff Blues Blog

Stadium managers are facing a new world...of nets having to be placed around pitches to avoid potentially huge claims.

Patrick Collinson - The Guardian

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