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After John Jeffrey had 'dropped and badly damaged' the Calcutta Cup - It will now have to be called the Calcutta Shield.
Bob Munro (1988)
Following the infamous soccer kung-fu kick- Playing the French is like facing 15 Eric Cantonas. They are brilliant but brutal.
Brian Moore (1995)
I can't even spell diet.
Gareth Edwards (1984)
I think you enjoy the game more if you don't know the rules. Anyway, you're on the same wavelength as the referees. Jonathan Davies,
A Question of Sport BBC TV (1995)
In south west Lancashire, babes don't toddle, they side-step. Queuing women talk of 'nipping round the blindside'. Rugby league provides our cultural adrenalin. It's a physical manifestation of our rules of life, comradeship, honest endeavour, and a staunch, often ponderous allegiance to fair play.
Colin Welland (1979)
On playing his last game of rugby for Bath -I thought I would have a quiet pint ... and about 17 noisy ones.
Gareth Chilcott (1993)
On taking over as Batley chairman - Not many people in Batley speak Latin, so the first thing we did was change the motto.
Stephen Ball (1989)
Playing rugby at school I once fell on a loose ball and, through ignorance and fear, held on despite a fierce pummelling. After that it took me months to convince my team-mates I was a coward.
Peter Cook (1970)
Ray Gravell Eats Soft Centres.
Banner at Cardiff Arms Park (1970s)
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 Pook Pook's Love Nest
Rugby is played by men with odd shaped balls.
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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
The first half is invariably much longer than the second. This is partly because of the late kick-off but is also caused by the unfitness of the referee.
Michael Green The Art of Coarse Rugby (1960)
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 (1976)
To Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips, Gordonstoun School's rugby captain, for his pre-match coin-toss preference -Grandmother or tails, sir?
Anon rugby referee (1995)
You've got to get your first tackle in early, even if it's late.
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