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Rugby League Quotes The Good the Bad and the Ugly

No 06-Old Rugby League Quotes-From The Biff Era

Posted by... quigs eraofthebiff - on ... Friday, May 04, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly #6

RUGBY LEAGUE QUOTES - most unsubstantiated

This is only a fun thing, and not meant to upset or offend - there were plenty of funny bastards playing the great game during the Era... and these are just a few of them. ENJOY THE READ. No serious correspondence will be entered into.

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" give up you silly c's before you get hurt"- Kevin Ward to Martin Ketteridge and Beefy England - first game back at Cas after signing with St Helens

"Kevin can you help us all out with a name? We were watching an old Aus/Nz video on the bus and can't remember what the guy who battered you up and down the tunnel was called!" Sibes, Hull UK in a moment of madness to Kevin Tamati

" Beyond any doubt the Englishmen did not take the field to play football." Clive Churchill commenting on the 1954 when the abandoned match between the Touring Great Britain team and New South Wales

'He ran in to my elbow' !!! - Dennis Hartley

Tommy (Bishop)picked up the wooden spoon someone had given us, smashed it into little pieces and said, "We'll never, never have this again." - Ted Robinson speaking of 1969, in 'Colour Me Black, White and Blue'

I didn't want to be known as a big sheila - Western Suburbs Geoff Foster on not taking Civil Action against Cronulla's Steve Kneen

Kevin Ward holds the British RL record for most stud marks imprinted on people's heads as a result of running straight over them. FACT! - Jonnythesaint - from the www.rlfans.com - St Helens forum

"That was the end but at least I got a winners' medal." Roger Millward on retirement from the game.

Miller came up with an almost unbelievable 60 tackles -surely a world record. RLW on Gavin Miller's game against Balmain at Endeavour

"no, we need to keep our composure and not get drawn into dirty play, there is too much at stake." English Prop Dennis Hartley, from Castleford being interviewed on TV the night before the Battle of Leeds 1970 World Cup Final

Freddie still had hold of my leg. Greg Pierce was saying to me: "Open up, open up." He was going to put one into him. - Tommy Bishop on the first tackle of the 1973 Grand Final

"But for the next 55 minutes of football, St george was twisted and taunted by a far better team." THE MIGHTY ST GEORGE DRAGONS THRASHED BY THE TOURING POMS - 1962 Sydney Cricket Ground

"Artie, Artie, Artie" 30,000 screaming Queensland fans at State of Origin No1

"It was rutted with ice in parts (the ground) and I don't think our boys relished playing on it". Great Britain Captain Clive Sullivan was quoted after the match as saying, 1973 THIRD TEST AUSTRALIA -V- GREAT BRITAIN - Ashes decided - played on ice at Warrington

"I can't see any blood flowing which is a good sign. But boy, did he cop plenty." TV Commentator at the 1990 Brisbane grand final - Valleys v Norths

"Yesterday France humiliated Australia in a riot of scoring to win the Third rugby league Test (1951) match, and the Ashes, by the stunning margin of 35 points to 14 by the locals." Sydney Truth, Reporter Jim Mathers

"We won by four knock-outs to three". D Valentine, Huddersfield's player - THE BATTLE OF THE BOULEVARD FRANCE -V- THE OTHER NATIONALITIES PLAYED AT HULL 1951
"ding dong the witch is dead." - Supercoach Jack Gibson victory speech 1981 GRAND FINAL, PARRAMATTA -V- NEWTOWN Parra first victory

"We had a ploy to win. Whenever thev looked dangerous, one of us would hit the deck." - Terry Parker - Balmain player re the 1969 Grand Final between South Sydney and the Tigers

"They talk about Rourke's Drift and the Battle of Brisbane, and some of the other great Tests," "But in my view this game will stand in that same line ... as one of the finest test matches ever played. Australian Rugby League Chairman Ken Arthurson called Saturday's Old Trafford 2nd Test 1990

"We had prepared to play George Foreman and got George Formby." - Brian Noble, the Bradford Bulls coach, on St Helens sending a drastically weakened team to Odsal.

"Worry is like a rocking-chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere." - Wayne Bennett, the Australia coach, on coping with pressure.

"We trained like Tarzan all week, then played like Jane." - Frank Endacott, the Widnes coaching adviser, after the Vikings' 40-6 hammering away to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

"Wigan doesn't offer much in the way of waves." - Peter Doust, the St George-Illawarra Dragons chief executive, fends off a bid from land-locked Wigan Warriors for Mark Gasnier, the Australia centre.


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