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

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

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

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

- Peter Sterling
I don't know why prop forwards play rugby.

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

- Chris Laidlaw
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
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
Ballroom dancing is a contact sport. Rugby is a collision sport.

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

- David Campese
The French are predictably unpredictable.

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

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

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

- Pierre Danos
The whole point of rugby is that it is, first and foremost, a state of mind, a spirit.

- Jean-Pierre Rives