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The Rugby School Of Logic

Posted Feb 17, 2012 by Lip Service

Rugby is a serious game

Well, it’s that wonderful time of the week again. It’s Friday, and that means copious amounts of alchohol, drunken dancing that would embarrass your dad and an end of night kebab that’s probably made from glue and the inside of the shop’s hoover bag. However, before all that travesty begins, we here at Imagine are here to entertain you by bringing you a load of examples of how rugby players are the most intelligent and sophisticated gentlemen to ever step onto a pitch.

Well, sort of…

"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes." The Hurricanes’ Rodney So’ialo takes his university education seriously.

"I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to." Chris Masoe when asked if he had managed to visit the pyramids during his visit to Egypt. Whether or not the interviewer corrected him is undocumented.

"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is." Colin Cooper discussing Paul Tito’s apparently miraculous commitment to life.

"I told him, 'Son, what is it with you. Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'David, I don't know and I don't care.' – David Nosfara discussing Troy Flavell’s masterful reply to his telling off. How would you even begin to reply to this?

"I want to reach for 150 or 200 points this season, whichever comes first." – You certainly can’t fault David Holwell’s ambition, even if the maths is iffy.

"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body." – Jerry Collins’ biology lessons were always valued.

"I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father." – Tana Umaga was definitely one of the students.

"I may not have been very tall or very athletic, but the one thing I did have was the most effective backside in world rugby." Jim Glennon on what brought him success. In a weird way, you just can’t argue with that.

"If you can't take a punch, you should play table tennis." Pierre Berbizer on the values inherent in rugby.

"The French selectors never do anything by halves; for the first international of the season against Ireland they dropped half the three-quarter line." – Nigel Starmer-Smith for BBC TV. Absolute genius.

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