SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France -- Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy roared back into contention at the French Open on Friday, sinking six birdies in a 5-under round of 66 to join a five-way share of the lead.The Northern Irishman could have taken the overall lead at the Le Golf National course -- which is hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup -- but a poor tee shot on the 18th hole led to a bogey.South Koreas Wang Jeung-hun matched McIlroys 66, while Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand -- who was one stroke behind overnight leader Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark -- posted a 1-under 70 for a share of the lead. The other co-leaders, Mikko Ilonen of Finland and South African Brandon Stone, had 68s.Bjerregaard is three shots behind after four bogeys in a 74.I played well. I kept the ball in play, I drove it well, hit fairways, hit a lot of greens. Thats sort of what you need to do around this golf course, McIlroy said.I felt like I putted nicely. There were still a couple of putts that didnt quite drop but it felt good out there. I need two more days like that over the weekend to have a chance.McIlroy was five shots off the lead overnight after an opening round where he struggled with his swing.In a way its nice to go into contention and not really be thinking about the result, said McIlroy, currently in the spotlight because of his decision to miss the Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus.He is using the tournament as a warmup for the British Open, starts July 14 at Royal Troon in western Scotland.McIlroy announced in April that he was skipping the Bridgestone Invitational to instead play at the French Open for the first time since 2010.While the five-man leading group has 28 European Tour wins between them, the chasing pack is strong.Defending champion Bernd Wiesberger of Austria was at four under alongside Nicolas Colsaerts and Anders Hansen, with Joost Luiten, Francesco Molinari, Thomas Pieters and Andy Sullivan a further shot back.Wiesberger had five birdies in his first eight holes but his momentum was ended by a triple-bogey and a bogey-bogey finish.There are four qualifying places for the British Open up for grabs They will go to the leading four players, not otherwise exempt, who finish in the top 12 and ties. 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What is more accurate is that Betts, with 77 goals, has produced one of the best-ever seasons by a small forward.This century only two -- Brad Johnson (74 in 2006) and Jeff Farmer (76 in 2000) -- have come close to that level of output. And needless to say, Betts has become close to the best player to watch in the land. Nick Smith, his likely opponent this week at the SCG, has an enormous task ahead of him.But the best-ever? A couple of blokes named Matthews and Bartlett (and Daicos, if you consider him small) would have something to say.3. In defence vs. offence, who wins? Sydney vs. Adelaide represents the No. 1 ranked defensive team against the No. 1 attacking side. Hence, it is the duel of philosophies, in a sense.It is common for people to say in sport that defence wins championships, but it is scarcely that simple, and in any case, Sydney were fourth in the competition for scoring this season, hence have both genres covered. 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Two factors tell you that Beveridge is really good: first, his players want to play for him, manically so as we saw in Perth. Second, players improve under his watch.He also knows Hawthorns method inside out, having spent a couple of years as an assistant to Clarkson, being one of five coaches in the competition who came through that particular school. This week, he said Hawthorn have changed so much that it would not help him. But he would say that, wouldnt he?5. Are the Hawks gone?We now know that Hawthorn have to go the long road if they are to win a fourth consecutive premiership, but it is not impossible by any stretch. As recently as last year the Hawks had backs to the wall after losing to West Coast in the first week of finals, only to hit their best in the run home. 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