Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Things are so bad in Tier 2 rugby
that even the Russians are crying foul...
...the two-time and defending European champions...will rigorously test the credentials of the tournament’s number one seeded team, one that aspires to their crown.
John O'Sullivan - Irish Times
...the arrival of a physical centre with Super Rugby experience would give the Munster backline a much-needed boost for the run-in to the Guinness PRO14 play-offs.
Simon Lewis - Irish Examiner
"The press have their own opinions and people have their own opinions, but look I can't control what they say"
Cian Tracey - Irish Independent
If the plans go ahead, then London Irish look to be the club in that playoff against the bottom-placed Premiership club next season
Sean McMahon - Pundit Arena
If Faka’osilea is deemed ineligible, Romania’s place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup — where they are due to play Ireland, Scotland and hosts Japan in Pool A — could be in jeopardy.
Niall Kelly - The42.ie
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