Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Nice to see dates and times
finally starting to emerge
for both Leinster & Ireland...
Laporte’s comments fuel the likelihood of the postponed Six Nations game between Ireland and Italy...being rearranged for October 24th at the Aviva Stadium
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
(possibly behind paywall)
The deal may rest on the South African sides, the Lions, Stormers, Sharks and Bulls, gaining access to the EPCR-run Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
South Africa Rugby chief drops broad hint that PRO16 move is on the cards as he warns rugby is facing big changes
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
The competition kicks off from September 25 with clubs going up against provincial rivals for silverware and a place in the Energia Bateman Cup.
The Highlanders-Crusaders game in round 4...drew in a peak audience of just under 100,000 in the UK...despite the game kicking off at 8am
Paul Cully - Stuff.co.nz
‘The Brave & the Faithful’ recreates the electric atmosphere that surrounded one of the most emotional Irish sporting success stories.
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