Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
IMO you can't discuss Ulster's situation
without at least acknowledging the absence of
Jackson and Olding [no need to go into legal issue of course]
Ferris doesn't, though earlier in the week Second Captains did
"It's up to me to become the player I am going to be. I'm just going to do what I do best. Everyone has their own kind of traits and points of difference."
Cian Tracey - Irish Independent
"Everything just seems to be all over the place."
Michael Scully - Irish Mirror
The squad currently training in Spain is arguably the strongest Schmidt has had.
Maurice Brosnan - Balls.ie
Laporte, a former France coach and sports minister, denies allegations he put pressure on the rugby federation’s appeals board to reduce sanctions against Top 14 side Montpellier.
Having been international teammates, however, their common bond born from the physicality and camaraderie of rugby allows friends insult each other like enemies.
Gary Brennan - Pundit Arena
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