Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
"Congrats" to the "2005-06" design
for its triumph in the final of the
Ireland Jersey McJerseyface Cup
"We have planning permission to build a very fine new stand there with very fine hospitality facilities. It would increase the crowd by about 1,500/2,000 people. It would be state-of-the-art."
While the players understand the union's financial predicament, there is a determination to avoid uniform cuts across the board to protect players on low salaries.
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
There will be no finals for the new second-tier Challenger series this year, World Rugby said, and therefore no promotion to, or relegation from, the top tiers.
Other reports have named All Blacks Ma’a Nonu and Beauden Barrett as players on Beziers’ radar.
The42.ie (via AFP)
“The one thing that has changed the world of rugby the most is probably the Pro14 because it has allowed the Welsh and Irish and Scottish national sides to be more competitive”
'It's the Pro14's fault': Former Wallaby prop Ben Darwin crunches the data with some surprising results
Rhiannon Garth Jones - RugbyPass.com
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