Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Click the links below for our “8-0-reviews”
from yesterday’s final RWC2015 action
Later today on HarpinOnRugby…
online comments after #IREvFRA
plus our writeup which is titled “Basic Instincts”
Their work at the breakdown was breathtaking, their ability to maintain possession (69pc) and dominate territory (72pc) against such powerful opponents a marvel.
Ireland count cost of historic victory
Ruairidh O'Connor - Irish Independent
Ireland refused to bend. O’Brien’s team now, the pack took over, so clearly playing for their fallen leaders
Leaders fall but others rise up and inspire
Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times
Michalak, 32, was replaced in the 55th minute by Remi Tales, when a creative player like Francois Trinh-Duc, who was omitted from the squad, would have been useful to unsettle the Irish.
Saint-Andre refuses to blame Michalak
"I have done my job with Japan. When I took over Japan I wanted to bring pride back in the national team and I think we have done that so it is someone else's turn to take it over."
My God, they were absolutely fantastic in that second half. To a man, every replacement that came on did fantastic work.
Brian O'Driscoll's Reaction To That Inspirational Ireland Performance Vs France
PJ Browne - Balls.ie
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