Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Front Five - 31.03.21

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

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Six Nations "Team of the Tournament"
selection by contributor Mark Jackson

The smaller group means that player versatility is likely to be a major factor when deciding squad members. 

PJ Browne -

Former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is heavily involved in the future direction of the game in his role as World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance.

Cian Tracey - Irish Independent

Munster...had to renege on their agreement after IRFU performance director David Nucifora vetoed the lucrative deal amid the sweeping financial cuts

SA Rugby Mag

Les Bleus’ loss to Scotland at the Stade de France last Friday meant England rebounded back to number three, while France were leapfrogged by Ireland.

"...I think the DNA of the Six Nations is a round robin where each team plays against each other with a Grand Slam at the end."

Sara Orchard - BBC Rugby

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