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Rugby League Quotes The Good the Bad and the Ugly

No 08-Old Rugby League Quotes-From The Biff Era

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

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly #8

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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Bishop is a little marvel and you never know when you have him. - John Sattler Souths Legend

The funniest thing was that I Reported to RFL headquarters that I had sent 2 players both from Cardiff off for fighting with each other!!!! - The Referee in John Bevans testimonial match between Warrington and Cardiff involving Mike Nicholas and Chris Seldon

Huge men who ran like the wind, they would charge at Churchill like runaway locomotives, only to be dropped like stones - time after time. Elie Brousse

Terry Randall. Had the look about him that he had never cracked a smile in his entire life. GK, Croydon NSW

We sung out all day: watch Miller! Well, we watched him... and we watched him go. We couldn't handle the boy. Brisbane players speaking to Jack Gibson about Gavin Miller after a game.

A giant of a man who, as skipper of Australia, terrorised British defences in the centre. - Ray French on Mal Meninga

"(Referee) Manson's called out Coyne, Holmes and Strasser for Valleys. And McKay, Wharton and Evans for Norths." "If Manson sends one, he could send ten." TV Commentator at the 1990 Brisbane grand final - Valleys v Norths
Come on, we've got to do this for Australia - Mark Geyer acting as if he was berserk after Halifax scored two late tries against the Roos during the 1990 tour. Causing fellow teamates Alfie Langer and the Walters brothers to crack up laughing behind the posts. Australia was leading by 30 odd points.

No. Well, that's it. A lot of people don't know that. But I was plucked out of - I had been playing first grade in Sydney. And after the Origin match I was dropped.
Arthur Beetson on his selection to State of Origin No1

"We were lucky to beat the Poms in the final, though," "They had a top side and if we played them 10 times, they'd probably win eight, but this was our day. - John O'Neill on the 1970 World Cup Final - The Battle of Leeds.

"Play was only going a minute when he started carrying on so I gave him a back hander. it was on from there. I gave him a boot up the arse a couple of times. He kept giving me cheek." - Noel Kelly on his first game against Tommy Bishop

"why thats my first offence" Bill Ashurst to ref after being sent off for stiff arming Stan Owen. Ref replied, "I know its for your own good cause when he comes round he will kill you"

" The best Junior league player I've ever seen" Gordon Lowrie's - St George Junior Rugby League Secretary 1947 comments on a Young Billy Wilson

We used to sing the song about the wise man.. built his house upon the rock and I think those three guys were the rock.
Cronulla Coach John Lang on ET, Danny Lee and Les Davidson

"He was the hardest player I faced". "One day he caught me around the throat with a stiff arm and I thought he'd taken my head off." Billy Wilson on Rocky Turner

"Bill can go on the field smoking a pipe if he likes" - North Sydney Bears long serving President Harry McKinnon who was the prime instigator in keeping Billy Wilson playing for the club at the age of 38.

"It's alright for you, you bastard, I've gotta carry the big bastard". The Senior St Johns Amublance man after being heckled from the crowd at Jubilee Oval, as he ran carrying the stretcher towards St George giant Apisai Toga who had just broken his leg. Read More

"hit him Roy".- Leeds Coach Roy Francis to Roy Dickinson, a big 19 year old lad who played prop for Leeds in the 1970's - his target Widnes's Jim Mills - Read More about this humerous encounter

"I didn't want any truck with the front row but Kearney (St George Coach) finally won through," ..... "Once I tried it, I found I loved the physical contact and, if I had my time over again, I wouldn't have waisted all those years in other positions." Billy Wilson after being moved into the St George Front Row.

Referee to Jim Dymock "You were the agressor.."in 1999 when called out and cautioned after a fight. "Of course I was. I f*cken smashed him!" Jim Dymock replied

"And you have the fookin nerve to ask me if I'd prefer to play today ....." Roy Dickinson, former Leeds prop from the 1970's -his feelings on comparing the modern game to that of years gone by - Read More

We didnt move off the carpark for 2 hours & then it was a slow crawl for many a mile, all the eating & drinking places had closed. We arrived back home in the early hours very hungry & thirsty. - George of Widnes, Cheshire. who in 1954 was another one of 103,000 plus spectators who attended the 1954 Cup Replay, played at Odsal, Warrington v Halifax


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