Thursday, September 05, 2019

Front Five - 05.09.19

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

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Schmidt is not expected to take any unnecessary risks with Joey Carbery, who is still working his way back to full fitness

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

Fraser Brown, John Barclay, Greig Laidlaw, Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg will all be rested (via AFP)

Pisi is the only Manu Samoa survivor from the team who stunned a largely second-string Wallabies team 32-23 in 2011.

Vunipola is the only member of Eddie Jones' 31-man squad who will have started all four Tests this summer

The convoluted rankings system – the mathematics – makes cricket’s Duckworth Lewis looks like child’s play and there is not enough space to explain it fully, plus life is too short.

Brendan Gallagher - The Rugby Paper

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