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Quotations about Rugby Forwards

A forward's usefulness to his side varies as to the square of his distance from the ball.
Clarrie Gibbons
Colin Meads is the kind of player you expect to see emerging from a ruck with the remains of a jockstrap between his teeth.
Tom O'Reilly
Condom Is Back In French Pack.
Independent headline
Dean Richards is nicknamed Warren, as in warren ugly bastard.
Jason Leonard (1995)
Forwards are the gnarled and scarred creatures who have a propensity for running into and bleeding all over each other.
Peter Fitzsimmons
I don't know why prop forwards play rugby.
Lionel Weston (1974)
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 (1979)
On the Munsterpack- Mothers keep their photo on the mantelpiece to stop the kids going too near the fire.
Jim Noilly, BBC TV (1995)
The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer.
Doug Ibbotson
The one-handed palmer can always reach higher, they say. They may be right, but the result is that nearly every line-out is like a tropical island - all waving palms.
Vivian Jenkins
Wade Dooley: With a handle like that he sounds more like a western sheriff than the Lancashire bobby that he is.
Norman Mair The Scotsman (1988)

 

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