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"I thought that was just so unprofessional from a professional player."
Springboks legend Naas Botha slams Ronan O'Gara following his costly 13-minute cameo for the Lions in their second Test loss to South Africa. June 29, 2009
"We would like to apologise to the rugby community for the erroneous impression that acts of foul play are in any way condoned by South African rugby."
SA Rugby move to quell the row following coach Peter de Villiers' comments following the second Test with the British & Irish Lions. June 29, 2009
"I don't think it should have been a card at all."
South Africa coach Peter de Villiers offers his opinion on the Schalk Burger alleged eye-gouging incident following the brutal second Test clash with the Lions in Pretoia. June 27, 2009
"It's quite a strange decision. If the referee decided that's what he was going to card him for then it should have been a red."
Luke Fitzgerald is left baffled by referee Christophe Berdos' decision to only give Springboks flanker Schalk Burger a yellow card following his alleged eye-gouging of the Lions' winger. June 27, 2009
"He was going on about my sexy blue eyes, or something."
British & Irish Lions scrum-half Mike Phillips reveals an exchange with South Africa lock Bakkies Botha during the first Test in Durban. June 26, 2009
"What I have learnt in South Africa is that if you take your car to a garage and the owner is a black man and they mess up, you never go back to that garage again. If the owner is a white man you say they made a mistake and you go back again. And that is how we live our lives in this country."
Springboks coach Peter de Villiers risks another race row with his defence of reserve scrum-half Ricky Januarie. June 24, 2009
"The tallest trees get a lot more wind - Shane [Williams] is the IRB Player of the Year, so people are trying to mark him a little bit more closely, and it's hard to work out of that."
Springboks winger Bryan Habana offers Lions counterpart Shane Williams some sympathy. June 24, 2009
"You all saw the celebrations on the field. It feels like we won the game."
Emerging Springboks skipper Dewald Potgieter delights in his side's 13-13 draw with the British & Irish Lions. June 23, 2009
"How he can be seen to be making mistakes in four or five scrums is beyond me."
Lions captain Paul O'Connell defends the performance of his prop Phil Vickery after he was repeaedly penalised by referee Bryce Lawrence in the first Test with South Africa in Durban. June 20, 2009
"Whoever wins the first Test only needs to win 50% of the next two games."
South Africa assistant coach Gary Gold offers some mathmetical insight into the Test series with the Lions. June 18, 2009
"There is a fantastic spirit in the camp, very similar to 1997."
Lions assistant coach Neil Jenkins talks up the Lions' chances ahead of the Test series with South Africa. June 17, 2009
"Stupidly as a winger I found myself in a ruck and that's what you get."
Lions winger Ugo Monye reflects on a fat lip he suffered in the bruising clash with the Southern Kings. June 16, 2009
"Smit has been around the Test circuit a long time. I don't see it as this supposed area of weakness that everyone else does."
Lions scrum coach Graham Rowntree plays down reports that the tourists will exploit Springboks skipper John Smit. June 14, 2009
"I was looking forward to getting involved with the rest of the lads, but I guess it wasn't meant to be."
Wales captain Ryan Jones reflects at the end of his Lions tour - just one day after joining up with the squad in Cape Town. June 12, 2009
"The Test matches will be another level completely. We need to keep our feet on the ground."
Lions head coach Ian McGeechan refuses to get carried away following his side's victory over the Sharks in Durban. June 10, 2009
"Just a bit of guidance and a bit of skill work, and learning the game playing with good players, he'll be outstanding. I don't know what his plans are for the next few years, but New Zealand should break the bank to get him over."
New Zealand international Luke McAlister urges the NZRU to open their chequebook and sign Sonny Bill Williams. June 6, 2009
"You can never under-estimate how important a win is to the squad."
Lions head coach Ian McGeechan is a relieved man following his side's victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. June 6, 2009
"We're pleased to have him back. We're pleased he's wanted to come back."
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans states the obvious following Rocky Elsom's decision to return to Australia. June 3, 2009
"I consider Ruan to be rugby's version of Tiger Woods."
High praise for Springboks fly-half Ruan Pienaar from coach Peter de Villiers. June 1, 2009
"It's very exciting putting on Lions kit every day because you know you've got to bring you're 'A' game to training because you will get shown up very quickly if you don't."
Centre Brian O'Driscoll explains how competitive Lions training sessions are. June 1, 2009
"When you're a Lion you are asked to do things that you're never asked to do in any other position."
Lions head coach Ian McGeechan offers an insight into the elite tourists' mindset. June 1, 2009