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1. “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

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2. “There are no yellow or red cards in my collection but I cannot say I’m an angel.” – Jonny Wilkinson

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3. “Good big blokes are better than good little blokes. Then again, good little blokes are better than dud big blokes.” – Bob Dwyer

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4. “League is much, much more physical than Union, and that’s before anyone starts breaking the rules.” – Adrian Hadley

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5. “If you can’t take a punch, you should play table tennis.” – Pierre Berbizier

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6. “I thought I would have one quiet pint and about 17 noisy ones.” – Gareth Chilcott

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7. “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.” – Tasker Watkins

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8. “The sooner that little so and so goes to rugby league, the better it will be for us.” – Dickie Jeeps

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9. “If there was a Harlem Globetrotters of rugby league, he’d be in it.” – Brett Morris

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10. “The main difference between playing League and Union is that now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday.” – Tom David

11. “Rugby players are either piano shifters or piano movers. Fortunately, I am one of those who can play a tune.” – Pierre Danos

12. “You’re not going to please everyone, but then, it’s not about pleasing people it’s about winning rugby games.” – Alun Wyn Jones

13. “I may not have been very tall or very athletic, but the one thing I did have was the most effective backside in world rugby.” – Jim Glennon

14. “I’m from Samoan heritage, and with the rugby in our blood and everything, I always felt I’ve been tough, and that my tolerance for pain is pretty high.” – Tony Finau

15. “Nobody in Rugby should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” – Joe Theismann

16. “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

17. “Rugby backs can be identified because they generally have clean jerseys and identifiable partings in their hair.” – Peter Fitzsimons

18. “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

19. “Rugby backs can be identified because they generally have clean jerseys and identifiable partings in their hair.” – Wallaby Peter FitzSimons

20. “I prefer rugby to soccer. I enjoy the violence in rugby, except when they start biting each other’s ears off.” – Elizabeth Taylor

21. “England’s coach Jack Powell, an immensely successful businessman, has the acerbic wit of Dorothy Parker and, according to most New Zealanders, a similar knowledge of rugby.”

Mark Reason

22. “Rugby is not like tea, which is good only in England, with English water and English milk.” – Dennis LaLanne

23. “Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city.” – Oscar Wilde

24. “Rugby may have many problems, but the gravest is undoubtedly that of the persistence of summer.” – Chris Laidlaw

25. “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

26. “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

27. “Anyone who does not watch rugby league is not a real person.” – John Singleton

28. “If the game is run properly as a professional game, you do not need 57 old farts running rugby.” – Will Carling

29. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reason or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

30. “Whether it is rugby or business or school, or whatever. People respect you, and they certainly have the respect of the team.” – Coach Michael Cheika

31. “Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen.” – Winston Churchill

32. “Beer and Rugby are more or less synonymous.” – Chris Laidlaw

33. “I like to think I play rugby as it should be played.” – Jonny Wilkinson

34. “I’m still an amateur, of course, but I became rugby’s first millionaire five years ago.” – David Campese

35. “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

36. “I don’t believe in magic I believe in hard work.” – Richie McCaw

37. “Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians.” – Oscar Wilde

38. “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” – Vince Lombardi

39. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

40. “The men who play on that rugby field are more alive than too many of us will ever be.” – Victor Cahn

41. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – George S. Patton

42. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

43. “Ballroom dancing is a contact sport. Rugby is a collision sport.” – Heyneke Meyer

44. “The whole point of rugby is that it is, first and foremost, a state of mind, a spirit. ” – Jean Pierre Rives

45. “The pub is as much a part of rugby as is the playing field.” – John Dickenson

46. “Everybody thinks we should have moustaches but in fact you could put us all on the cover of Vogue.” – Helen Kirk

47. “It’s the first time I’ve been cold for seven years. I was never cold playing rugby league.” – Jonathan Davies

48. “Rugby is a game for big guys.” – Spike Milligan

49. “I knew he would never play for Wales, he’s tone deaf.” – Vernon Davis

50. “I’m 49, I’ve had a brain haemorrhage and a triple bypass and I could still go out and play a reasonable game of rugby union. But I wouldn’t last 30 seconds in rugby league.” – Graham Lowe

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