Remember that rugby is a team game; all 14 of you make sure
you pass the ball to Jonah. FAX to All Blacks before 1995 World Cup semi-final.
I think Brian Moore's gnashers are the kind you get from a DIY
shop and hammer in yourself. He is the only player we have who
looks like a French forward. Paul Rendall English rugby player on his front row colleague.
You've got to get your first tackle in early, even if it's late. Ray Gravell Welsh hardman explains his rugby philosophy.
I played ten injury-free years between the ages of 12 and 22.
Then, suddenly, it seemed like I was allergic to the twentieth
century. Nigel Melville The English scrum-half spent most of the
We're going to tear those boys apart. Will Carling Message pinned up on changing room wall
by England skipper Will Carling before his team ran out to face
the All Blacks in the 1995 World Cup semi-final in Cape Town.
It took 70 seconds for New Zealand to score their first try
as they demolished England 45-29.
Don't ask me about emotions in the Welsh dressing room. I'm
someone who cries when he watches 'Little House on the Prairie. Bob Norster Welsh rugby player, 1994.
There's no doubt about it, he's a big bastard Gavin Hastings Scottish rugby player on Jonah Lomu.
The relationship between the Welsh and the English is based
on trust and understanding. They don't trust us and we don't
understand them. Dudley Wood English RFU secretary on Anglo-Welsh relations,
If you can't take a punch, you should play table tennis. Pierre Berbizier French skipper and coach, following Scotland's
accusations of French foul play, 1995.
A player of ours has been proven guilty of biting. That's a
scar that will never heal. Andy Robinson Bath (in England) coach after his prop
Kevin Yates was suspended for taking a chunk out of an opposing
Beer and Rugby are more or less synonymous. Chris Laidlaw New Zealand All Black.
Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen; soccer is a gentleman's
game played by beasts; football is a beastly game played by
beasts. Henry Blaha
Rugby football is a game I can't claim absolutely to understand
in all its niceties, if you know what I mean. I can follow the
broad, general principles, of course. I mean to say, the main
scheme is to work the ball down the field somehow and deposit
it over the line at the other end. In order to squelch this
program, each side is allowed to put in a certain amount of
assault and battery and do things to its fellow man which, if
done elsewhere, would result in 14 days without the option,
coupled with some strong remarks from the Bench. P. G. Wodehouse From his book Very Good, Jeeves.
Rugby is a wonderful show: dance, opera and, suddenly, the blood
of a killing. Richard Burton Welsh actor.
Rugby is great. The players dont wear helmets or padding;
they just beat the living daylights out of each other and then
go for a beer. I love that. Joe Theismann American football player.
My favourite sport at school was rugby. All sports are teamwork,
but rugby particularly is about teamwork and I think teamwork
is the essence of this. Gordon Brown British Prime Minister.
Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from
the center of the city. Oscar Wilde Irish writer.
The whole point of rugby is that it is, first and foremost,
a state of mind, a spirit. Jean-Pierre Rives French rugby union player.
I don't like kicking the ball a lot. Jonny Wilkinson English rugby player.
Its a really exciting time to be involved in Welsh rugby. Jonah Lomu New Zealand All Black who played with Cardiff
in Wales for a time.
I like to think I play rugby as it should be played - there
are no yellow or red cards in my collection - but I cannot say
Im an angel. Jonny Wilkinson English rugby player.
The advantage law is the best law in rugby, because it lets
you ignore all the others for the good of the game. Derek Robinson British author.
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? Peter Cook English comedian and satirist.
If the game is run properly as a professional game, you do not
need 57 old farts running rugby. Will Carling English rugby player.
I prefer rugby to soccer. I enjoy the violence in rugby, except
when they start biting each others ears off. Elizabeth Taylor English actress.
Everybody thinks we should have moustaches and hairy arses,
but in fact you could put us all on the cover of Vogue. Helen Kirk On female rugby teams.
The main difference between playing League and Union is that
now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday. Tom David Welsh rugby player.
Rugby players are either piano shifters or piano movers. Fortunately,
I am one of those who can play a tune. Pierre Danos French rugby player.
There is far too much talk about good ball and bad ball. In
my opinion, good ball is when you have possession and bad ball
is when the opposition have it. Dick Jeeps