Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Front Five - 23.12.20

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

We had two guest posts on Tuesday
Mark Jackson picked a Champions Cup team of the round
Nathan Johns offers thoughts from Leinster v Northampton

Although French referee Pierre Brousset did not deem the incident to merit a red card, the citing commissioner took a different view of the matter.

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

The Ireland international hasn’t featured since the Pro14 loss to Leinster in August, when he sustained an ankle injury that required surgery.

Paul Dollery -

"My message to the players is the only person worse than the bloke who writes it is the bloke that reads it.  So stop reading it."

Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times

The report said medical staff were able to identify more head injuries in 2018-19 following the introduction of a real-time pitch-side video system in the Premiership.

BBC Rugby

Amidst all the bad news recently this was a real tonic!

Gayl Kennedy - WestTerraceView

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