Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Front Five - 19.08.20

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

This week's podcsast marks 
the beginning of the buildup to
the weekend's Pro14 restart.
Should post Wed eve.

Leinster, like the rest of us, know just how good the two Springboks are, even if they will hope it takes the World Cup-winning pair some time to really get going with Munster.

Murray Kinsella -

"A serious injury like his can heal in different ways and now that we’re moving into the return to rugby stage the ankle isn’t where it should be in hitting those next markers."

 Joe Naughton - SportsNews Ireland

Their back-line has plenty of firepower, but Robert Baloucoune (hamstring) and Will Addison (back) are big losses.

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

The rest of the Dragons squad have been re-tested this week and if there are more cases in their ranks, this weekend's game will be in doubt.

Matthew Southcombe - Wales Online

Roux also said that postponing the tour to next autumn was “highly unlikely”...raising the prospect of a delay until 2022 at the earliest

Gerard Meagher - 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

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