Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
No harm hearing a contrarian view like that
of Matt Williams though going by this interview
he seems to be going out of his way to ignore facts
that don’t support his argument
"The Six Nations as a tournament has deteriorated so rapidly that it's heartbreaking" - Matt Williams
Second Captains (podcast)
"We’ve beaten all the southern hemisphere sides in the last two years, except the All Blacks. So I don’t think we’re that far away." - Joe Schmidt
Simon Lewis - Irish Examiner
The 1pm slot on alternative days to the men’s international, starting Saturday against Wales, plants a flag for young supporters to gather round.
Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times
Noves has named four debutants in his side to face Italy
Frank Nickson - Talking Rugby Union
As the latest crop of Ireland’s best U20 players begin their Six Nations campaign, three of the Connacht town’s young stars will feature on the pitch in Donnybrook.
Murray Kinsella - The42.ie
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