Rugby Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rugby quotes, rugby sayings, and rugby proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city. Oscar Wilde
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
If the game is run properly as a professional game, you do not need 57 old farts running rugby. Will Carling
Rugby players are either piano shifters or piano movers. Fortunately, I am one of those who can play a tune. Pierre Danos
The pub is as much a part of rugby as is the playing field. John Dickenson
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
The whole point of rugby is that it is, first and foremost, a state of mind, a spirit. Jean-Pierre Rives
Rugby League is a war without the frills. Anonymous
Rugby is a game for big buggers. if you're not a big bugger, you get hurt. I wasn't a big bugger but i was a fast bugger and therefore I avoided the big buggers. Spike Milligan
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
If there is no blood on the line, it is not rugby league. Russell Crowe
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. Bob Dwyer
Anyone who does not watch rugby league is not a real person. John Singleton
There's ego in all of us rugby players. Brian O'Driscoll
Ballroom dancing is a contact sport. Rugby is a collision sport. Heyneke Meyer
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 a wonderful show: dance, opera and, suddenly, the blood of a killing. Richard Burton
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
Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen. Winston Churchill
Beer and Rugby are more or less synonymous. Chris Laidlaw
Rugby may have many problems, but the gravest is undoubtedly that of the persistence of summer. Chris Laidlaw
Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians. Oscar Wilde
Nobody in Rugby should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein. Jono Gibbs
The French are predictably unpredictable. Andrew Mehrtens
After an All Blacks surprise loss to the French in the 1999 Rugby World Cup. The French are predictably unpredictable. Andrew Mehrtens.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. Babe Ruth
I've seen a lot people like him, but they weren't playing on the wing. Colin Meads
I told him, Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, Coach, I don't know and I don't care. Frank Layden
Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen. FWinston Churchill
I thought I would have a quiet pint and about 17 noisy ones. Gareth Chilcott