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Rugby League Quotes The Good the Bad and the Ugly

No 09-Old Rugby League Quotes-From The Biff Era

Posted by... quigs eraofthebiff - on ... Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly #9

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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They played like Hollywood stars on the wrestling show - they thought the other team had to win.- Jack Gibson after Cronulla's loss to Easts, 1985

Ronnie Gibbs was leaving the field at half time when a BBC TV Roving Reporter entered the field of play and made straight for Ronnie,asking as he left the field, "Ronnie you took a big hit there do you think you'll be back out for the second half?" At the time Ronny was unsteady, wobbly on his feet and seeing stars.

To which Ronnie replied "Dunno mate you'll have to ask the coach" Read More

"THAT Mark Harrigan tackle", remembered always by the Rochdale Hornets folk for his felling of the Blackpool prop in retaliation for him being the victim of a brutal tackle that left his face cut and his eye almost closed. A tackle the ref chose not to see. He was taken from the field for treatment and stitches. only to return some 15 minutes later.

"It's not bad, but I broke my arm when I went back on and that's hurting a bit" Billy Wilson answering a question from St George official Frank Facer when asked after the completion of the game, about his lacerated eye, which had forced Wilson from the field only for him to return after being stitched up.... in the days of no replacements.

"I'm going okay.... but I've broken my arm again" Wilson again to Frank Facer - Wilson had returned to early next season and not allowed enough time for the initial broken arm to mend. However, needless to say, Wilson trooped back out for the second half moments later.

"They (the English) were out to get Churchill, Noel Pidding and me. But when I became a referee, I realised that the referee might have handled it better by sending three or four players off. That would have stopped it." Keith Holman on the 1954 abandoned Tour match Great Britain v New South Wales due to ongoing violence

State of Origin will never work" Ray Price

"They'd butt each other like a pair of billy goats and would both look like a mess at the end of the game. I'd often see Billy an hour later sharing a beer with his rival, with both blokes sporting half a dozen stitches in their scones. They were a breed apart, fornt-rowers - blokes like Bluey were proof of that." Johnny Raper on Billy Wilson and other front rowers of the time

"Waiting for Cronulla to win the Premiership is like leaving the porch light on for Harold Holt." Supercoach Jack Gibson.

"I'll see you all for victory drinks in the Members Bar after the game." Billy Wilson after being sent off for decking West's Jim Cody during the 2nd half of the 1962 Grand Final. Cody had earlier dispatched the Saints skipper Norm Provan.

"We had a ploy to win. Whenever they looked dangerous, one of us would hit the deck." Terry Parker former Balmain Player on the 1969 Sydney Grand Final Balmain upset South Sydney.

A group of blokes were on the stand, trying to rip down the clock. below, some other blokes decided to burn the stand. Up top, blokes began to realise that they were being burned, but still reefed at the clock!!! - Misty Bee on the day they burnt down Cumberland Oval. Read More

Particularly for an 11 year old, the view of the pitch from this position was severely limited, so my dad scouted around the nearby perimeter fence, found a heap of rubble, and proceeded to build me a small pile of bricks to stand on. From my new vantage point I could see from the halfway line to the dead ball line at the Rooley Avenue end, probably more than a lot of those present. - Laurie Hopkinson, who in 1954 was another one of 103,000 plus spectators who attended the 1954 Cup Replay, played at Odsal, Warrington v Halifax

Bill Arthur interviewing Brian Carney straight after Wigan had won at Leeds to reach the 2003 Super League Grand Final.
"You must be over the moon Brian"
"Bill, I'm as happy as a rabbit with two cocks"
"We are live on TV Brian"

"In football, if you are standing still, you're going backwards fast' Supercoach Jack Gibson.

His nickname was Grasshopper, but that was the nicest thing anyone from NSW ever called him, Ray Price on (Queensland Referee) Barry Gomersall
"That's not a try, that's a Miracle!" Sydney Commentator Ray Warrens famous call of the Mark Coyne miracle try in the dying minutes of the first State Of Origin match 1994.

Vince Karalius had a right hand man when he was coach at Widnes called Harry Dawson ex player , He always said he couldn't be a referee Quigs , Because he'd learned to read and write !!!!


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