Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Front Five - 08.07.20

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

We wish Barry Daly all the best
in his new life - not 100% sure we've
seen the last of him on a rugby pitch though;
if he's in the US I bet a host of MLR clubs
will be after his services

"I’ve got a scholarship to study in Boston for two years, I’m doing an MBA there."

PJ Browne -

“There is no set timeline for completion of this process, and any agreement, if it were to go ahead, would not be accelerated due to any potential challenge presented by the current external environment.” 

Simon Lewis - Irish Examiner looks more and more likely that the top four teams from the Rainbow Nation...would replace the two current franchises participating in the PRO14

Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
(behind paywall)

If confirmed, the three remaining Premiership teams in the Champions Cup – Exeter, Northampton and Saracens – will face a crazy schedule of nine games in just under six weeks

The Rugby Paper

"...the LNR and the clubs of Top 14 and Pro D2 mark strong solidarity with the federations in the context of the health crisis and their mobilisation in support of the XV of France."

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

Note - views expressed in "Front Five" links do not necessarily reflect those of HarpinOnRugby


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