Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
At one point I thought maybe Saracens
were the closest to being the Premiership’s
answer to Toulon but it would appear that “honour”
has definitely gone instead to Wasps
...it appears likely that Joe Schmidt will ignore calls to play the New Zealand-born player at full-back and will restore him to the midfield alongside Robbie Henshaw for Saturday's game against Italy
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
...the Italians have played some decent rugby and their coach Jacques Brunel has spent his tenure in charge trying to make them a more rounded team.
John O'Sullivan - Irish Times
Crucially, the 27-year-old would still be able to play for the Wallabies given he has now played 60 Tests for Australia.
Sydney Morning Herald (via AAP)
Jamaica’s impressive away defeat over St. Vincent and the Grenadines began what is a three month qualifying process in the region.
I can almost promise you that Joe Schmidt and his coaching staff will target the Newlands test as the one they will be able to beat the Boks on their home ground.
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