Thursday, April 08, 2021

Front Five - 08.04.21

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

ICYMI click here for the latest
club rugby profile from Mark Strange
which this weeks features Old Belvedere RFC

"Leinster were the first team we played in the Heineken Cup in 2012 and there was a fair bit of underestimation from them… they sneaked through 9-6 over in Ireland."

Planet Rugby

"Fiji Rugby, and World Rugby, are very keen for a three-Test series to go ahead on July 4th, 11th and 18th, and Fiji is Covid free."

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
(possibly behind paywall)

The draws will be ‘open’ with no restrictions regarding league affiliation or nationality

"Unless you get the foundations right and unless you get the pathways working towards the top team it’s not going to change."

Michael Glennon - RTÉ Rugby

"How many people have gone on a Lions Tour to start, leapfrogged two tours, and come back 12 years later?"

Patrick McCarry -

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

Note - views expressed in "Front Five" links do not necessarily reflect those of HarpinOnRugby


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