Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Later today on HarpinOnRugby…
Our #IREvITA writeup is titled “D Plus”
"There's no revenge (for the Six Nations defeat earlier this year) or anything involved. To win a pool in the World Cup, that's enough motivation in itself."
France are ready to peak against Ireland, warns Spedding
Cian Tracey - Irish Independent
"...you’d expect the referees to keep an eye out for leading elbows or leading heads, and I think it’s up to the referees to look after that rather than me having to worry about it.”
Waiting for Bastareaud bus nearly over for Sexton
Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times
“We have all been unanimous in selection and nothing has ever changed in the last three and a half years,”
England’s defence coach Andy Farrell hits back at World Cup critics
Sean Ingle - Guardian
“World Rugby is investigating an alleged breach by the England coaching team of the match-day communications protocol between match officials and team members or union officials,”
The Roar (via AAP)
D'Arcy's arguments are reinforced when you re-read his article, especially the example highlighted for Dan Biggar to bring Wales back into the game.
Just One Clip Is Needed To Vindicate Gordon D'Arcy About Sam Burgess
Conor O'Leary - Balls.ie
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