Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Here’s hoping the Champions Cup
kickoff falling on Friday 13th
isn’t a bad omen… ;-)
It was a bitterly disappointing experience, and one that will live with those involved for a long time.
We've strength in depth and we're going to need it
Mike Ross - Irish Independent
Lam has included as many senior players as possible in this trek, given injuries, and the difficulties in the 16-hour travel and expected -8 to -14 weather.
Siberia and Enisei-STM are real challenges for Connacht
Linley McKenzie - Irish Times
Yokohama Stadium will host the 2019 final instead while Tokyo Stadium will stage the tournament opener.
New Zealand still concerned about Japan's Super Rugby readiness
The Guardian (via Reuters)
Though the sport has grown in popularity ... at the youth and college level, it hasn't translated to more eyeballs for the sport at a professional level on television
Kurt Oeler - Gainline.us
"I think it put a statement out to a few of their bully boys that we weren’t going to be bullied. Obviously the bigger picture, it shouldn’t have happened but it did and that’s the way it is.”
Sean O’Brien on the Papé punch
Daragh Ó'Conchúir - The42,ie
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