Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Front Five - 24.02.21

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

ICYMI click here for Part 2
of our series of club rugby profiles
by guest contributor Mark Strange


“What am I going to say? That I’m guaranteed to be at the next World Cup at my age?”


Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
(possibly behind paywall)

26-year-old Byrne, who started for Ireland against Argentina in 2017, last played for his province in December 2019.


Murray Kinsella - The42.ie

His return might not happen until next week’s clash with Connacht at Thomond Park, or Scarlets or Benetton in the subsequent weeks


John Fallon - Irish Independent

...the results of Monday night’s testing points to an easing of the crisis.


Planet Rugby

...it is now likely that the Springboks will bring an A team to play in the midweek games, rather than the four South African franchises.


SARugbyMag.co.za

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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