Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Front Five - 05.01.21

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

ICYMI click here for our
Leinster v Connacht writeup


...with the truncated Pro14 season now allowing only the Conference winners to progress to the final, Friday’s fixture has the feel of a decider.


Sean Farrell - The42.ie

Based on the game on Saturday, you would think it was Connacht, rather than Leinster, who had won the last 3 ProLeague titles.


Post To Post Sport

All of this is on the basis that the vaccine rollout will not reach the majority of supporters until the third quarter of the year.


Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
(possibly behind paywall)

The suggestion might now be that revised protocols may reassure French sides.

Rúaidhrí O'Connor and David Kelly - Irish Independent

Another interesting suggestion...is...warm-up fixtures against Japan and...Leinster before the three-Test series against the Lions in London, Cardiff and Dublin.


SARugbyMag

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