Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
It also leaves (Joe Schmidt) free to take on the Lions Tour in New Zealand, should he be daft enough...best leave that one to Wazza.
Whiff Of Cordite
“They are not friendlies and they are not really warm ups. There will be a lot of highly motivated players because there is no World Cup squad being picked yet."
Johnny Watterson - Irish Times
The 30-year-old has played in two World Cups, in England and France, and was instrumental in Ireland's historic win over the Black Ferns (New Zealand Women) in 2014.
In the past year there has been an explosion of interest in America in rugby, which is the fastest growing team sport in the country.
Ben Rumsby - Telegraph
Props to you Stephen Marsh.
Darragh Murphy - SportsJOE.ie
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