Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
We recorded this week's episode of
The HarpinOnRugby Podcast
early to mark its 1-year anniversary
should post by Monday evening
“From our point of view, we are satisfied we put the protections into the arrangements with CVC that ensures the control of the game . . . the laws of the game, the regulations, all of that lies 100 per cent with the unions.”
Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times
(possibly behind paywall)
"The IRFU are in a far better position than what we've seen with some of the privately run clubs in the English Premiership and in France."
In their efforts to replenish the squad, Connacht have brought in four senior players, promoted six from their academy and have secured a one-season loan of Munster's Alex Wootton.
Pat McCarry - SportsJoe.ie
“I obviously had a lot of support from Ireland, but your own country backs one of their own, so it must have overwhelming support from Wales and just a couple of dodgy Tweets coming in from Ireland?”
Jonathan Davies and Brian O'Driscoll in conversation: The inside story of that huge 2013 Lions selection call
Simon Thomas - WalesOnline
The population of Southbridge the town is just 900 people, yet hundreds if not thousands turned out
New video shows the incredible impact that Dan Carter had playing just one game for an amateur rugby club
Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLP
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