What they said
I take it on the chin. I gave it everything I’ve got, but it wasn’t good enough. It was probably my mistake. I’ve probably made a lot of mistakes, but I want to be part of the solution. You have to be crazy in this job; you have to love people, and I love my country – and I do love people. I’m totally crazy. I’m a total nutter. –
after the Springboks had lost to the All Blacks in the rugby World Cup semifinal.
No one died. –
Jean de Villiers
loss to Japan. Bok skipper after the shock
Dive like that again and you can come back here in two weeks and play [in the soccer Premiership]. – Referee to Scottish fullback Stuart Hogg after he tried to milk a penalty, soccer style.
We can’t come to a war with our hands and a pocket knife – we’ve got to bring all we’ve got and face up. – Samoa coach
ahead of the game against the Boks. Samoa lost 46-6.
What do you think it’s like? It’s f***ing horrible. – Canada captain
after his side blew a big lead to lose to Romania.
We play a similar style of rugby to England, but we have betterlooking players. – Bok reserve hooker on England.
He has been praising us all week. But I bet they are getting ready to rip our heads off. – New Zealand coach on Heyneke Meyer in the build-up to the semifinal against the Boks.
This is probably the best team that’s ever played the game. –
on the All Blacks after losing in the semifinal.
I have seen this movie before, and it’s bloody horrible. –
on the Springboks’ exit.
This is becoming, kind of, almost, a war of nutrition... – Former Welsh captain
on the Wales-vs-Fiji
We’re not all guys who are camped out by the billabong with a cork hat. – Aussie coach
on the Wallabies.
I think Richie McCaw is the greatest All Black we have ever had and Dan [Carter] is a close second. – wrapping up the tournament.
Education is important. Rugby is importanter.” – Slogan on a Welsh fan’s T-shirt.