Rugby quotes earn respect. At least the ones that come from the players do. Rugby is a tough sport but one played with a good spirit and comradeship. You need to be a tough mother rucker to succeed at rugby but off field the game has produced some memorable quotes.
“A major rugby tour by the British Isles to New Zealand is a cross between a medieval crusade and a prep school outing.” – John Hopkins
“I’m still an amateur, of course, but I became rugby’s first millionaire five years ago.” – David Campese
“Andrew Mehrtens loves it when Darryl Gibson comes inside of him.” – Murray Mexted, Famous Sports Quotes and Bloomers
“What do you think it’s like? It’s f***ing horrible.” – Jamie Cudmore on the dressing room mood after a defeat.
“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 thighs got hit with a tsunami of lactic acid.” – Drew Mitchell
“Me? As England’s answer to Jonah Lomu? Joanna Lumley, more likely.” – Damian Hopley
“Ballroom dancing is a contact sport. Rugby is a collision sport.” – Heyneke Meyer
“If you want to run with the big dogs you’ve got to lift a leg.” – Peter de Villiers
Rugby Quotes, Sayings & Slogans
No pads. No helmets. Just balls.
Behind every crazy rucker is an even crazier mother rucker.
Keep calm and scrum down.
Rugby is all about teamwork and support. To go forwards you must go backwards.
Be kind to animals. Kiss a rugby player.
Rugby is a game played by gentlemen with odd-shaped balls.
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