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Rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen?

By Falcons Admin
April 20 2020

Can you remember some of the best 'Sporting sayings or Quotes'?  here are just some. Of course the most famous is " They think it is all over, It is now".   Pleas feel free to add more.


Sporting Quotes and Sayings


Rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen.     

Winston Churchill


"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." 

Welsh rugby star Gareth Davies in 1989.



“Don’t swear, now, you’re on telly, mun.”

Nigel Owens to New Zealand’s Dan Carter in the final.



“Grandmother or tails, Sir?”

To Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips, Gordonstoun School’s rugby captain, for his pre-match coin-toss preference from an anonymous rugby referee in 1995.



“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”

Vince Lombardi




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Rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen?
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20/04/2020 12:02
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20/04/2020 13:34
A good refereeing one I remember was in (I'm sure) Namibia v Georgia in the 2015 World Cup, things were getting a bit heated and the referee was struggling to get the players to listen to him, so said something along the lines of: "No, you all understand English, now calm it all down!"

dick g
21/04/2020 08:37
"Winning is not the most important thing. Trying to win is."
Steve Black, Falcons coach at talk-in. But I suspect it may have been in circulation already.

There's 35 seconds to go
21/04/2020 13:30

There's 35 seconds to go
21/04/2020 13:36
"HOW, CARLOS, WHERE'S YOUR WORLD CUP WINNERS MEDAL?!" - Me at Carlos Spencer after he was sledging Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Burke.

21/04/2020 13:41
"That could've put him in Ward 4"

"Hope not Bill, that's the maternity ward"

-Jonah Lomu Rugby for the PS1

02/05/2020 13:34
Yesterday I read a quote from chess legend Garry Kasparov: "Hoping your opponent makes a mistake is not a strategy". Made me think of times in the past when that seemed to be the Falcons' plan, as we kicked relentlessly to the opposition without a decent chase.

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