Is die Springbokke so dom? Ek glo darem nie.

Ek is nie iemand wat gewoonlik e-pos aanstuur nie en ek vee hulle gewoonlik vinnig uit maar ‘n kollega het hierdie ene vandag gestuur wat vir my regtig snaaks was.

Dit is ware aanhalings deur All Black en Wallabie rugbyspelers en afrigters. Van hulle is kostelik. Ek dink darem regtig nie die Bokke is so onnosel nie. Springbokafrigter Peter de Villiers is egter ‘n ander saak.

Sonder verdere vertoef, hier is hulle:

Jono Gibbs, Chiefs
“Nobody in Rugby should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”

Rodney So’ialo, Hurricanes, on University
“I’m going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.”

Colin Cooper, Hurricanes head coach
“You guys line up alphabetically by height.” And, “You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle.”

Chris Masoe (Hurricanes) on whether he had visited the Pyramids during his visit to Egypt .
“I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.”

Colin Cooper on Paul Tito
“He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.”

Kevin Senio ( Auckland ), on Night Rugby vs Day Games
“It’s basically the same, just darker.”

David Nucifora ( Auckland ) talking about Troy Flavell
“I told him, ‘Son, what is it with you… Is it ignorance or apathy?’ He said, ‘David, I don’t know and I don’t care.’

David Holwell (Hurricanes) when asked about the upcoming season:
“I want to reach for 150 or 200 points this season, whichever comes first.”

Ma’a Nonu
“Colin has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator.”

Phil Waugh
“We actually got the winning try three minutes from the end but then they scored.”

Jerry Collins
“I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.”

Tony Brown
“That kick was absolutely unique, except for the one before it which was identical.”

Tana Umaga
“I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.”

Doc Mayhew
“Sure there have been injuries and deaths in rugby, but none of them serious.”

Anton Oliver
“If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.”

Ewan McKenzie
“I never comment on referees and I’m not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat.”

Murray Mexted
(1) “Andy Ellis the 21 year old, who turned 22 a few weeks ago”
(2) “He scored that try after only 22 seconds – totally against the run of play.”
(3) “I would not say he (Rico Gear) is the best left winger in the Super14, but there are none better.”
(4) “Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw.”
(5) “Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer.”

AND THE “Piece de resistance’

Murray Deaker:
“Have you ever thought of writing your autobiography?”
Tana Umaga:
“On what?”

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