Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
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Rob Kearney did not train with Ireland at their Surrey base yesterday and appears increasingly likely to miss Sunday's meeting with Italy
Ruairidh O'Connor - Irish Independent
“Be it kick-off return, kick-chase, his dominance in the air… they’re all aspects of a number eight’s game that aren’t usually to his level.
Sean Farrell - The42.ie
"...the players and coaches have to be brutally honest with each other because that is how you get a team to be successful, not by ignoring serious issues." - Will Carling
Michalak holds the record for the longest playing career of a French international which is nearing 14 years.
SuperSport.com (via AP)
"The award for most appropriate name at the Rugby World Cup has to go to Simon Body, Fiji's Strength & Conditioning coach" - Peter O'Reilly
Down The Blind Side (podcast)
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