Monday, February 22, 2021

Front Five - 22.02.21

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

Very torn on Ireland's squad
On one hand I can't stand the whole
"X is playing well for province therefore
he MUST play for country" narrative
yet still it's clear something needs to change


In the 11 games he has been employed as Ireland’s attack coach, we are yet to determine what exactly Catt’s philosophy is.


Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

...the only thing (Harry) Byrne has to fall back on if things go wrong are 19 appearances and 10 starts in a Leinster shirt.


Garry Doyle - The42.ie

...Irish would have won it at the death but for a loose pass by Parton with players queuing up outside him to score.


SkySports.com

Meanwhile, head coach Fabien Galthie and lineout coach Karim Ghezal are also among the positively tested members in the France camp.


Frank Nickson - Talking Rugby Union

It was in the opening minutes of a Top 14 relegation battle that a crocodile roll caused Etienne Dussartre’s knee to explode.


Rugby World

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