Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
From Leinster Rugby :
We'll be streaming ‘as-live' the 2018 Champions Cup semi-final win over Scarlets at Aviva Stadium on the Leinster Rugby Facebook page and YouTube channel (Saturday) from 3.30pm. Subscribe to Leinster Rugby TV on YouTube and Like our Facebook page to make sure you’re notified when the match goes ‘live’!
“...it is understood that both the Irish and Welsh are considering the option of aligning with counterparts in the Southern Hemisphere by supporting the Argentine”
Therefore, Marler's initial ban of 10 weeks was actually a 12-week break, accounting for two weekends when he was not due to play.
Joe Marler won't miss a game despite long ban for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' testicles as 'secret' Six Nations meeting emerges
Matthew Southcombe - Wales Online
It's understood that professional players in England...feel that the RPA is compromised because of its reliance on Premiership Rugby for funding.
Charlie Morgan - Irish Independent
Grace has...launched...Pro Rugby Academy, which aims to provide “a second chance” for aspiring players who might have missed out on contracts...
Murray Kinsella - The42.ie
“The most cows we ever milked was 30, which by today’s standards would be tiny. It wouldn’t even register.”
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
(possibly behind paywall)
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