Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
In better news, congrats to Martin O’Neill and his
Republic of Ireland squad for their Euro2016 qualification
Great to see both Irish teams at the finals
Current Australia coach Cheika got off to a losing start as Leinster coach as his side went down in a close encounter with Bath on opening day
How last five Leinster coaches did on day one
In a province where sectarianism and tribalism are pushed to the foreground by the authoritarian creedists, Ulster Rugby is the silent man.
‘Jim Allister, keep your divisive politics out of Ulster Rugby’
Brian John Spencer - EamonnMallie.con
With Munster now struggling to compete with the top sides in Europe, a large portion of that support seems to be drifting away.
"The Decline In Crowds At Munster Matches Was Wholly Predictable"
Conor Neville - Balls.ie
Jones, 55, has legitimate claim to be the highest-achieving coach at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in that he guided the outsiders Japan to a landmark victory against South Africa and finished with three wins in the group, one more than England managed in their pool.
Mick Cleary - Telegraph
Sometimes one or two of those things can happen, but not all together, and not so far from home.”
Connacht’s long march back from Siberia continues
Linley Mackenzie - Irish Times
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