Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
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where John Keenan of The Rugby Gods Podcast
helps us review the first half of Super Rugby Aotearoa
"...if an agreement is to be reached it is likely to fall in between the original and revised offers, in other words somewhere in the region of €200-220 million."
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
(possibly behind paywall)
"...it is important to mark this achievement and for them and their clubs, schools, and families to take pride in what this next step means."
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
...with places in next season's tournament based on table standings after 13 rounds of the season, that means Connacht are going to the big show.
Patrick McCarry - SportsJoe.ie
The Australian has revealed that Jones will have to accept a ‘longer term’ 25% cut in his salary, which reduced his earnings from £750,000 per season to around £550,000 per season.
"We won 20 games and were flying. We played Galwegians just before everything was cancelled and myself and Niamh Briggs thought that game was our best game to date"
Simon Lewis - Irish Examiner
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