Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Can Michael Cheika, the hard-nosed, straight-talking, no-nonsense former Stade Francais, Leinster and Waratahs coach, stiffen the sinews of Australia after a wretched season last year?
Mick Cleary - Telegraph
The 'A' team will face Rotherham Titans in their first game of the competition this year, the team they defeated in the quarter-final of last season's tournament.
Conor Sharkey - Leinster Rugby
"...we as a government will do all we can to support the host cities to make sure they have a successful tournament and get as much out of it as they can.” Japan Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi
The Scots now have four New Zealanders in their ranks, including fellow back rowers Blair Cowan and Hugh Blake and wing Sean Maitland.
Duncan Johnstone - Stuff.co.uk
"Tall and proud, Munster to the bone, But Toulon don't forget, He's only on loan!”
Barry Arnold - Balls.ie
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