Keyword: Rugby

You don’t like to see hookers going down on players like that.

New Zealand rugby player & commentator

It is the best sport in the world; it's got everything – speed and tough, ugly men.

Irish rugby player

I think you enjoy the game more if you don't know the rules. Anyway, you're on the same wavelength as the referees.

Welsh rugby player

In my time, I've had my knee out, broken my collarbone, had my nose smashed, a rib broken, lost a few teeth, and ricked my back; but as soon as I get a bit of bad luck I'm going to quit the game.

Grandmother or tails, sir?

I thought I would have a quiet pint … and about 17 noisy ones.

British rugby player

Spencer’s running across field calling out, ‘Come inside me, come inside me.’

New Zealand rugby player & commentator

American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.

(1946 – ) English broadcaster

Darryl Gibson has been quite magnificent coming inside Andrew Mehrtens, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of the same today.

New Zealand rugby player & commentator

Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

The main difference between playing League and Union is that now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday.

I've never scored a hat-trick before… not even playing against my sister in the yard at home.

Australian rugby player

It’s not Terry Holmes that Bradford needs – it’s Sherlock.

Rugby coach

I can tell you it’s a magnificent sensation when the gap opens up like that and you just burst right through.

New Zealand rugby player & commentator

The relationship between the Welsh and English is based on trust and understanding. They don’t trust us and we don’t understand them.

Rugby union secretary

Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen; soccer is a gentlemen's game played by beasts; football is a beastly game played by beasts.

Rugby League is war without the frills.

We’ve lost our last eight matches. The only team that we have beaten is Western Samoa. It’s a good job we didn’t play the whole of Samoa!

Welsh rugby player

Rugby is a game for the mentally deficient… that is why it was invented by the British. Who else but an Englishman could invent an oval ball?

(1937 – 1995) English satirist, writer & comedian

The pub is as much a part of rugby as is the playing field.

The side has been held together by needles and sticking plaster.

Rugby coach

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