Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
We’re not expecting too many hits today
But we feel the show must go on etc
Throughout the day we’ll post writeups
From all four RWC quarterfinals
including our feature post covering IREvARG
which is titled “Blindsided”
“It’s really disappointing. I had a kick to tie the game up, on another day, if that goes over, there’s a good chance we’d go on to win the game.”
‘I wasn’t good enough – we let ourselves down’ – Ian Madigan’s incredibly honest post-match assessment
Declan Whooley - Irish Independent
"We were probably a little bit naive. We missed a little bit of that experience and direction in the first quarter."
Nobody is more disappointed than players says Irish coach Joe Schmidt
Say what you want about the ref, we made plenty of our own mistakes that also contributed to us losing. Good teams win in spite of the ref.
Scotland vs Australia
Dan Mac (in comments section) - Scottish Rugby Blog
“England haven’t won anything for years, yet they have the best Premier League in the world. Most of the best players are playing in that league but it doesn’t reflect on the international team.”
Chris Corrigan - The Guardian
Whoever thought this was going to be anything other than severely panned is completely out of touch with the feelings of the nation.
Fine Gael Hammered For Tweet About Economic Growth And The Rugby World Cup
PJ Browne - Balls.ie
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