Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
I suppose we can’t blame Conor O’Shea
for sticking by his player but
it was a stupid reckless action by Marler
even without his recent headline-making
The table is a bad liar, and with only two games to go before the Pro12 play-offs, Leinster are right where they want to be. Top.
Sean Farrell - The42.ie
"...we have got two games to get us a home semi, and then if we get then we back ourselves to get into the final, and then and then it's all about winning."
John Fallon - Irish Independent
“If you’re asking me were there Irish candidates considered, the answer is yes.” - Garrett Fitzgerald
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
The sports minister has banned the country’s five top sports federations from bidding for or hosting major international tournaments for at least a year over their failures to create opportunities for black players.
Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea...said the incident was "nowhere near a boot" and not worthy of a red card.
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