Funny how rugby fans on Twitter get pigeon holed based on a minority who abuse the players, yet when it's a player doing it, a test captain no less, it's all forgotten within a week. I expected Matera to be reinstated eventually but doing it this soon sends a horrible message IMO— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) December 5, 2020
Saturday, December 05, 2020
Front Five - 05.12.20
Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
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Ulster prop Eric O’Sullivan is named among the replacements bench following his recent call-up to the training squad.
Breandán Ó hUallacháin - SportsNewsIreland
There is a perception...that Scotland have made significant progress...while Ireland have stalled a bit during that period
David Barnes - The Offside Line
...it was Boyle that stole the show with a dominant performance in the No. 8 shirt...as he captained the province for the first time.
Connacht's captain fantastic scores hat-trick and inspires Westerners to bonus-point win over Benetton
Declan Rooney - The42.ie
One wonders how the Top 14 club owners and Ligue Nationale de Rugby bigwigs will feel as they watch a callow French team being thrown to the wolves.
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
Mario Ledesma...also gave the disgraced trio a glowing reference, explaining that they can’t possibly be racists because they are all such great guys.
Jack de Menezes - The Independent (UK)
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
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