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.

My favorite sport at school was rugby. All sports are teamwork, but rugby particularly is about teamwork and I think teamwork is the essence of this. Gordon Brown
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
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reason or principle contain it or stand against it. Jane Smiley
Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care. Jimmy Buffett
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. Jonny Wilkinson
A team will always appreciate a great individual if he’s willing to sacrifice for the group. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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
Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians. Oscar Wilde
If you can't take a punch, you should play table tennis. Pierre Berbizier
I don’t believe in magic. I believe in hard work. Richie McCaw
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. Satchel Paige
It isn’t hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough is being good every day. Willie Mays
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. Zig Ziglar