Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
"I hadn't played a huge amount; I'd played a few 'A' games in the weeks leading up to it but to go from that level to suddenly coming on against Wasps...I found it a lot tougher to find space when we were behind."
"In the last four years, Dave Kearney has been dropped on his head, kicked in the head and torpedo-tackled, and a 2-week ban in total for all those things."
As an openside I feel confident that there is a lot more to come from me.
John O'Sullivan - Irish Times
Hansen is confident Read's previous experiences in recent seasons of leading the All Blacks in McCaw's absence will hold him in good stead and ensure a smooth leadership transition.
"What warrants a national contract is a consistent, starting position in the national team." - David McHugh, an agent for four of the players
Patrick McCarry - SportsJOE.ie
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