Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Massive kudos to Pat Lam and Connacht
for an amazing victory in Swansea!
A win so unexpected it looks like the
top Irish newspapers didn’t bother
sending reporters to cover it
Meanwhile it’s hard to know what to
make of Ruchie’s “Louw blow” but
a citing ruling would make for interesting reading
"In the first three games we were outmanned but that wasn't the case today. We were out-thought and out-fought." - Ospreys backs coach, the aptly-names Gruff Jones
Borderline unacceptable! Ospreys coach Gruff Rees hits out after 21-16 home loss to Connacht
Mark Orders - South Wales Evening Post
Striking with the elbow has a low-end sanction of a two-week suspension – the citing officer has 36 hours from the end of the match to raise the issue.
Richie McCaw faces possible World Cup Final suspension
Riordan Lee - The Roar
The All Blacks will be delighted to avoid another Cup encounter with English referee Wayne Barnes, who still remains largely unforgiven for his 2007 display
Nigel Owens to referee Rugby World Cup final
"Eighteen months later is still two years away from the next World Cup and he's still young enough, if he wants to carry on playing for his country, he can do."
"The only thing that counts is being world champs, everything else is loser talk."
Boks coach says third place playoff 'like kissing your sister'
Julian Linden - Reuters
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