Thursday, August 29, 2019

Front Five - 29.08.19

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

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We saw glimpses of Ireland's change to their kicking strategy earlier this month when neither scrum-half box-kicked for the entire Italy game.

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

Having made three appearances during this year’s Six Nations, one of them a start against Scotland, Conan is firmly in Schmidt’s thoughts.

Murray Kinsella -

“If you execute your basics well, if you stick to your scrum, ruck, maul, that’ll go a long way in terms of selection across all the positions.”

Brendan O'Brien - Irish Examiner

The All Blacks will again be captained by Kieran Read, who will be taking part in his third Rugby World Cup, together with lock Samuel Whitelock and centre Williams. 

Planet Rugby

“I’m going to change it. I assure.”

Matthew Southcombe - WalesOnline

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