Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
This could be the most interesting Irish team announcement
in the Joe Schmidt era as quite a few of the
“demands” of his detractors look like being met
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Ireland are faced with a fresh challenge but you can be sure that since the Six Nations Schmidt will have pored over whatever footage he could find in order to find an advantage.
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
"...the lads coming from the Pro12...are coming from a standard of rugby where they are used to running 55 metres per minute and in a Test match they have to run 75-80m per minute."
Andy Howell - WalesOnline
“We have a good mix of new blood and players who have been connected to the group for some time" - Michael Cheika
The Guardian (via AAP)
...the Reds’ current co-coaches, Matt O’Connor and Nick Stiles, both hold ambitions to take over from Richard Graham...the Herald believe Lancaster could be brought in as a head coach above the duo.
Alan Drumm - Pundit Arena
It's a particularly enjoyable time to be following Irish rugby players on Instagram.
Mikey Traynor - Balls.ie
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