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.
American football makes Rugby look like a Tupperware party.Sue Lawley
I'm a Rugby player, really, and I knew I was going to get to him, and when he was about two yards away I just put my head down. There was no malice. I was going for the ball with my head, which I understand is a legitimate move in soccer.Boris Johnson
I salute the contribution that Rugby League has made to Australia's national identity, it's a tough game. It started as a working man's game; it's become every man's game now. It still retains that working class character and that's part of its heart and soul and I hope it always does, but it is also a game that has reached out to the entire community.
I used to say that I spent half my life breaking bones on the Rugby field, then the other half putting them back together in the operating theatre.
Art is the principal way in which the human mind has tried to remake the world in a way that makes sense. The carefully edited, slow-motion, action replay of a Rugby tackle, a car crash or a sex act has more significance than the original event. Thanks to virtual reality, we will soon be moving into a world where a heightened super-reality will consist entirely of action replays, and reality will therefore be all the more rich and meaningful.j. g. ballard
This is extraordinary...| never thought I'd see this for an England Rugby team. The support has been brilliant.
Anyone who does not watch Rugby league is not a real person.
Since I finished playing Rugby league, apartheid has ended, the Iron Curtain has come down and the Israelis have given up the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians. But I still can't play Rugby on a Saturday afternoon.
The banning of Rugby league was decided, in 1941, by the director of sports, who was a union player, and who was convinced that the disappearance of Rugby league would favour the development of Rugby union.
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.
It's the first time I've been cold for seven years. I was never cold playing Rugby league.
Idi Amin is a splendid type and a good [Rugby] player … but virtually bone from the neck up, and needs things explained in words of one letter.idi amin
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