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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.

Heyneke Meyer

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.

Nigel Owens

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.

Stephen Betham

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.

Jamie Cud­more

We play a sim­i­lar style of rugby to Eng­land, but we have bet­ter­look­ing play­ers. – Bok re­serve hooker on Eng­land.

Schalk Brits

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.

Steve Hansen

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.

Michael Cheika



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.

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