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Subdue and penetrate.
Motto of All-Blacks

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 1980s injured.

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, 1986.

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 flanker's ear

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 don’t 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.

It’s 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 I’m 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 other’s 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
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