Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
All things considered the break for Johnny Sexton
is probably for the best but I doubt Joe Schmidt
would agree going into Springbok tour without
pretty much the same players he was missing v Argentina
...he got up gingerly after being tackled by Tom McCartney and received treatment a minute later after tackling John Muldoon, but he played on
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
O’Connell has been able to observe new rugby environments and see what different structures and cultures can offer compared to his own experiences with province and country.
Adam Redmond - Irish Examiner
Play acting or “simulation” is specifically outlawed in the game in a move that formalises resistance to a practice that has been creeping into the game in recent years.
Jamie Hosie - The Rugby Blog
"Whether it’s the lineouts, scrums, the different areas, the boys come in and get excited, they try things and say ‘this will work, this will work’." - Pat Lam
Murray Kinsella - The42.ie
The man in charge of Narbonne, former Wallaby flanker Rocky Elsom, had the chance to sell the club to a Qatari Investment Fund in December, but chose not to.
Gavin Mortimer - Rugby World
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