Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Delighted to see so many signings
at Leinster, I had been particularly
concerned about Sean Cronin
...the hosts in the RDS could conceivably field a back-line showing five alterations.
Sean Farrell - The42.ie
Iain Henderson...is already a major doubt for the Three Test series down under and Best would be a further blow
Earls maintained a rich vein of form from last summer’s tour, when scoring four tries in three Tests, and started every game in the Six Nations, scoring his 27th Test try against Italy.
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
Once again Aaron Cruden finds himself playing second-best to Carter with his €800,000 (NZ$1.36m) deal at Montpellier.
Seán Cronin, Fergus McFadden, Rhys Ruddock and Josh van der Flier join the likes of Tadhg Furlong and Rob Kearney whose contract renewals had been confirmed earlier this season.
Cian Tracey - Irish Independent
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