Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city.— Oscar Wilde
Beautiful Playing Rugby quotations
Rugby players are either piano shifters or piano movers.
Fortunately, I am one of those who can play a tune.
I played rugby for years, and I had a rugby jacket that I lost when I was 14.
Somehow, my brother found it in storage 15 years later, and he gave it back to me for my 30th birthday. That was amazing and probably one of the best gifts I've ever received.
For Irishmen, there is no football game to match rugby and if all our young men played rugby not only would we beat England and Wales but France and the whole lot of them put together.
He was a professional rugby player in the area that I played as a youngster.
So a lot of people who I went to school with knew who he was and knew that he was black. So I would get racist taunts in school.
In south west Lancashire, babies 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.
I've seen a lot people like him, but they weren't playing on the wing.
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.
Looking back, my whole life seems so surreal.
I didn't just turn up on the doorstep playing rugby, I had to go through a whole lot of things to get there.
This is God's way of saying you've achieved so much, here's your chance to play against the world's best players. There's got to be some reason behind it. It has to be God. It's been created because of Him and the belief the boys have in Him.
Rugby has always been a game for all shapes and sizes.
You have the superstars and the fast guys who score the tries, but you also need the workhorses and the people who play all the other roles. Unless they all work together as a team then it's really going to affect the performance. Everyone's got to rely on everyone else.
I've always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan.
My favourite sport at school was rugby.
All sports are teamwork, but rugby particularly is about teamwork and I think teamwork is the essence of this.
Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen.
Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians.
Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen.
I grew up playing everything from rugby, football, baseball, volleyball, bike races and boxing. I tried martial arts, loved to ride horses and I'm the youngest of three brothers, so it was a fiercely competitive family.
I like to think I play rugby as it should be played - there are no yellow or red cards in my collection - but I cannot say I'm an angel.
Soccer is a continuous game, rugby is a continuous game, but for the physical elements that are involved in playing a football game and the number of plays that you play, I don't know that it was ever intended to be a continuous game.
I'm very happy to be back playing rugby for England again - there were times when I questioned if this would happen.
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.
I knew he would never play for Wales ... he's tone deaf.
If you can't take a punch, you should play table tennis.
It's the first time I've been cold for seven years. I was never cold playing rugby league.
In my country (Belgium), if you sit beside the phone long enough, it will ring and you will be invited to play rugby for Belgium!
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.
Good big blokes are better than good little blokes.
Then again, good little blokes are better than dud big blokes. And dud big blokes should play something other than Rugby
You come from the NRL and it's a forwards-dominated game, I think, at the moment. You get three sets and kick and chase. But at Warrington it couldn't be more opposite. They'll have a crack from anywhere and it's the type of style you want to play as a rugby player.
I wasn’t, you know, Mr Popular. I was somewhere in the middle ground. I was quite alternative, the things I liked to do. Skateboarding, at the time. Playing in a band as opposed to playing in the rugby team. You know, that kind of thing.
Coming from Australia and playing rugby, you just think that soccer is a bit soft, but I'll tell you what, it's not. It's rough as guts.
Always have a plan B and C, because if it doesn't work out there are other things you can focus on. It's important to have a balance to your life, regardless of what you're doing. I've been playing at this level for a long time, but I've got interests outside of rugby, like my family and my children. They keep me sane.
I've got a good Barbarians squad including Australian backs who have played together. Gavin Henson would make a fool of himself if he was way off the pace. Not having made a tackle or played a game for so long beforehand would be a disadvantage. It would be ideal if he has a couple of games first, but who with?
It's going to be tough but I think I was more nervous about playing NRL than I will be playing this match simply because I've got Billy Slater in front of me and there were a lot of expectations.
I was on the computer the other day and typed my name into Google.
Everything on there was bad. I hope in a few years there might be something there about me playing football.
I'd play in Afghanistan if they wanted me to!
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