Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Later today on HarpinOnRugby…
No match writeup this week
Instead we take our first look at our expectations
for Ireland’s RWC2015 campaign
...has the entire Lions phenomenon, with all its much talked about tradition, simply boiled down to money? Results from recent tours would suggest so.
Why I am Finding it Increasingly Difficult to Support The British and Irish Lions
Alan Drumm - Pundit Arena
"I'm not trying to just be known as someone who was on a flotilla; it's not about being known as anything to be honest, I'm just trying to find myself again."
Paul Kimmage meets Trevor Hogan
Paul Kimmage - Irish Independent
(He) will instead return to his region Western Province in order to gain playing time in their Currie Cup warm-up matches over the next fortnight.
The prolific Crusaders try-scorer was hurt on Saturday as the South Sea Islanders wasted a 26-10 half-time lead to lose 27-26 to the Maori All Blacks.
Anthony Woolford - WalesOnline
Tommy Bowe, who was also watching the action unfold, captured this footage of the boys erupting as McGregor finished Mendes off.
Irish rugby team go crazy as Conor McGregor sends Chad Mendes sprawling
Patrick McCarry - SportsJOE.ie
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