The rugby month in Quotes
Metaphor mangler: "They need the rub of the green and hopefully they can gives us a sniff." Graham Henry beseeches the Wallabies to let him have a good smell of the Springboks
Revelation: "No more pina coladas and cuddles. There's a mortgage to be paid and a house to be kept clean." Former Wallaby Andrew Slack gets the under-performing team told, and gives away what he gets up to when he isn't either working or cleaning.
Model immigrant: "I'm trying to become a little bit more French than English." Jonny Wilkinson shows how to win over your new countrymen
Cunning Linguist: "I was busy trying to tell the ref that I was waiting for the kicking tee but my pronunciation was marginally out because I was, in fact, telling him that I wanted a cup of tea." Jonny again.
Bionic Man: "He's not a goalkicker, he's a rocket launcher" John Smit on the cannon-footed and stupid-barneted full-back, Frans Steyn.
Unqualified cliche: "Spend too much time looking in the rear-view mirror and you are going to crash." New USA coach Eddie O'Sullivan forgets to add, "unless you are reversing, obviously."
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