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You said what? Here’s our 16 favourite Rugby World Cup quotes
From #seanobrienfacts to Marc Lievremont’s penchant for pessimism, we round up the memorable words of wisdom from some of the sport’s most eminent figures… And George Hook.
George Hook provides an ever-so-slightly sensationalistic piece of analysis.“This team didn’t deliver on the most important day in Irish history.”
Jeremy Guscott criticises the England players' behaviour."Johnson’s got a few kids that aren’t acting as though they’re playing for England, or at a World Cup."
David Ellis comes up with France's best excuse yet.“It is very difficult to play a team with 14 players on the field."
Harassed hotel maid Annabel Newton lambasts the behaviour of Chris Ashton, amongst others."They couldn't understand what they did wrong."
Manu Tuilagi explains the apparent logic behind jumping behind off a ferry.“It was a nice day, I was sore after the game and I thought it would be good for recovery."
Piri Weepu was not the most laidback child in the world, according to his mother."He was a prick to coach."
Tendai Mtawarira displays a less than comprehensive knowledge of Welsh rugby."I think Gethin... what's his name again? Gethin... his absence doesn't really make a difference because his replacement is just as good."
An anonymous source describes the antics of Mike Tindall."One particularly beautiful blonde went straight for Mike. But rather than reject her advances, unfortunately he was extremely responsive."
John Smit sounds somewhat taken aback by Peter de Villiers' exorbitant praise of the player."When I hear the coach talking like that it reminds me of my wife. She thinks I'm the most handsome guy in the world."
James Haskell comes up with a unique description of the stadum at Dunedin."This is like the Millennium Stadium on drugs."
Tommy Bowe recalls his go-karting skills (or lack thereof)."There was almost a few broken bones and a few bodies knocked out of the World Cup. I wasn't great to be honest, I was just trying to knock people off the road. The more people I could injure or knock off the road, that was success for me."
Yes, but tell us what you really think about Nigel Owens, Sapolu."I can understand the hate!! Haha good luck u racist biased prick."
One of the many memorable #seanobrienfacts courtesy of @simonoshea86"Sean O'Brien invented the giraffe by giving a horse an upper cut."
Martin Johnson manfully attempts to defend Mike Tindall's behaviour."I've had my arm around 50 women in Queenstown aged from 7 months to 77."
Marc Lievremont pays tribute to his French team."I told them they are a bunch of spoiled brats. Undisciplined, disobedient, sometimes selfish. Always complaining, always whingeing."
Marc Lievremont provides more words of wisdom."Yesterday we had the same players out there as in Wellington against Tonga, except that they grew a big pair of balls."
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