Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
“Imagine me going to speak to Guy Noves or Bernard Laporte and saying ‘I want these guys off for two weeks before the Six Nations; they would laugh at me."
Ireland players better protected by IRFU - Philippe Saint Andre
John O'Sullivan - Irish Times
"I guess part of the equation is how well Ian Madigan or Ian Keatley go in Italy."
Joe Schmidt calls on back-up boys to put the squeeze on Johnny Sexton
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
BT Sport’s emergence as a sports broadcaster and deep-pocketed rival to Sky Sport, however, has since seen the value of rugby’s broadcasting rights soar.
Gavin Mairs - The Telegraph
It would certainly appear that Joseph is back to his best, rediscovering that ability to kick-start his acceleration with an almost goose-step-like motion and ghost on an outside arc around the defender.
Jamie Hosie - The Rugby Blog
An Italian back? Are you OK, Ian?
Only Two Irish Players Made Ian Madigan’s Fantasy 6 Nations Team
Mikey Traynor - Balls.ie
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