Rugby Funny Sporting Quotes

Here is my top 10 list of favorite funny sporting quotes from the sport of Rugby.

  1. Before the New Zealand v England World Cup semi-final: "Remember that rugby is a team game; all 14 of you make sure you pass the ball to Jonah." Anon fax to N.Z. team (1995)
  2. "You've got to get your first tackle in early, even if it's late." Ray Graved
  3. "The relationship between the Welsh and the English is based on trust and understanding. They don't trust us and we don't understand them." Dudley Wood (1986)
  4. "We've lost seven of our last eight matches. Only team that we've beaten was Western Samoa. Good job we didn't play the whole of Samoa." Gareth Davies (1989)
  5. "The main difference between playing League and Union is that now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday." Tom David
  6. On his successors in the Oxford University backs: "I've seen better centers in a box of Black Magic." Joe McPartlin
  7. "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)
  8. "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)
  9. 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)
  10. On Wales losing 28-9 against Australia: "No leadership, no ideas. Not even enough imagination to thump someone in the line-up when the ref wasn't looking." J.P.R. Williams (1984)

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