Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.
Properly apologizing for that awful tweet
without acknowledging Sevu Reece's actions
was a tough needle to thread for the NZRU
but one of their own making, of course
"I don’t feel like I want to walk away and I feel that I can still contribute and I want to and that’s the most important thing. I love coming to work every day."
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
"They’ve been the standard setters for a number of years. When you play your nearest rival, there is an added jump in the step."
James Hume’s celebration in Ulster's RDS win over Leinster was just ‘enthusiasm’ and shouldn’t be discouraged: Dan Soper
Jonathan Bradley - Belfast Telegraph
"Wales were missing a fair few names...whereas Ireland are full bore and have been together for some time now."
Patrick McCarry - SportsJoe.ie
The wing, 26, was dismissed "for reckless or dangerous play" on London Irish's Kyle Rowe and has been suspended for three weeks.
"We didn't get it right and we apologise – our entire rugby whānau are so proud of our Black Ferns and all our wāhine, in everything that they do on and off the pitch."
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