Thursday, July 01, 2021

Front Five - 01.07.21

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

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Bent won six PRO14 titles, a Champions Cup and a Challenge Cup in nine seasons in blue, during which he was a mainstay in the front row.

Ryan Corry -

In midfield, Owen Farrell and Chris Harris get a run-out together in a no-nonsense centre pairing.

Patrick McCarry -

Nathan Doak, who scored 20 points and was named Player of the Match for his performance against Wales last time out, is retained at scrum-half

RTÉ Rugby

It’s a change in tack from coach Ian Foster, who followed the lead of his predecessor and went for a dual playmaker setup last year

"...Ireland in Japan is definitely a different rugby team to Ireland in Dublin"

Gerry Thornley - Irish Times

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