Rugby General Quotes

Inspirational Rugby General Quotes for Athletes

The scrum and the tackle are the two really contentious areas of the game. If you get those two aspects right, most rugby matches will work in your favour.

- Alan Lewis
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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
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The Tory party is like a rugby union match in which all 30 players are wearing the same strip. They're not sure who they are grabbing round the knees, but they're having a lot of fun doing it.

- Simon Hoggart
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Nobody in Rugby should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.

- Jono Gibbs
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I'm still an amateur, of course, but I became rugby's first millionaire five years ago.

- David Campese
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If the game is run properly as a professional game, you do not need 57 old farts running rugby.

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

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

- Oscar Wilde
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New Zealand rugby is a colourful game since you get all black … and blue.

- Anon
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Rugby players are either piano shifters or piano movers. Fortunately, I am one of those who can play a tune.

- Pierre Danos
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I never ever believed that I would be able to give up on this dream which has driven me to live, breathe, love and embrace the game of rugby from the earliest days that I can remember.

- Jonny Wilkinson
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I didn't have to play rugby that well, and I didn't have to play cricket that well, because I had this voice.

- Tom Jones
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Ballroom dancing is a contact sport. Rugby is a collision sport.

- Heyneke Meyer
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On female rugby teams – Everybody thinks we should have moustaches and hairy arses, but in fact you could put us all on the cover of Vogue.

- Helen Kirk
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In 1823, William Webb Ellis first picked up the ball in his arms and ran with it. And for the next 156 years forwards have been trying to work out why.

- Sir Tasker Watkins
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The French are predictably unpredictable.

- Andrew Mehrtens.
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If Walt Disney had seen this little man's antics, there'd have been no Mickey Mouse.

- Peter Sterling
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Rugby is not like tea, which is good only in England, with English water and English milk. On the contrary, rugby would be better, frankly, if it were made in a Twickenham pot and warmed up in a Pyrenean cauldron.

- Dennis LaLanne
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I don't know why prop forwards play rugby.

- Lionel Weston
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Rugby may have many problems, but the gravest is undoubtedly that of the persistence of summer.

- Chris Laidlaw
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