Friday, June 19, 2020

Front Five - 19.06.20

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

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The league say the derby fixtures in Ireland have yet to be confirmed, although the IRFU have pencilled in games for the Aviva Stadium on 22 and 23 August. 

Gavin Cooney -

The players are currently on a pay-deferral scheme, which has seen their income reduced temporarily by between 10 and 50 per cent, but that deal will end on June 30.

Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent is expected that next season’s Champions Cup will be expanded to 24 teams on a one-off basis...

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

Next year's Premiership final is scheduled for June 26, just seven days before the Lions' first fixture, against the Western Stormers in Cape Town.

Gavin Mairs -

Its full history goes back much further, though, to its credited author Wallace Willis – a freed slave from 19th Century Oklahoma.

The Independent (UK)

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