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"I was disappointed that some of the [Experimental Law Variation] suggestions I emailed to the IRB appear not to have been considered worthy of even a trial in the Welsh fourth division. These include scrums instead of kick-offs, scrums instead of lineouts, scrums instead of backs moves and the outlawing of any hair product. I don't know where our game is heading but I'm sure it's going to be a place that doesn't welcome fat, slow old people with no hair. I'll get my coat."
The Leicester and England hooker George Chuter is not a happy man. Sep 30, 2008
"I think there's issues going forward with the participation agreement between the regions and the WRU. We are really trying hard to form relationships with the coaches and the regions. And I've really asked them to try and separate the players and the national team and national management from the issues that the regions have with the Union.
"Unfortunately, players are being used as pawns in some of the problems and the arguments that they have with negotiating with the Union."
Wales coach Warren Gatland lifts the lid on a row between the Welsh regions and their union ahead of a busy international period. Sep 28, 2008
"When the opportunities come, I'd love to coach a national team and I'd love that team to be the Wallabies."
Munster defence coach Laurie Fisher is still hoping to coach the Wallabies one day despite being passed over last year in favour of Robbie Deans. Sep 28, 2008
"It's sad when you have to ask a team to stop playing the rugby they usually play."
Wasps Director of Rugby Ian McGeechan launches a broadside at the controversial Experimential Law Variations. Sep 26, 2008
"All of us involved in Irish rugby must continue to challenge ourselves and set ever higher goals in order to maintain and build on Ireland's position as one of the leading rugby countries in the world."
John Hussey, Chairman of the IRFU Management Committee, unveils the Union's latest strategic plan. Sep 25, 2008
"To have one player from your squad nominated for an award like this would be a proud moment, but the fact that both Shane and Ryan are in contention should be looked on as a testament to the hard work and effort of the whole squad."
Wales coach Warren Gatland heaps praise on Ryan Jones and Shane Williams after they were shortlisted for the IRB Player of the Year Award. Sep 24, 2008
"It is almost beyond comprehension that he then decided to penalise Vickery for the least of all of the acts of foul play."
His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett slams the conduct of Leicestershire official Martin Fox in the disciplinary report that saw Wasps' James Haskell handed a one-match ban. Sep 23, 2008
"I am happy to have finally arrived. It is very exciting. It is whetting my appetite for what awaits me at Perpignan."
Dan Carter pays a visit to Perpignan ahead of the start of his six-month sabbatical in December. Sep 22, 2008
"His influence will start to come through. The quality of the man, the respect and what he's done - if he can put that into the team they will be tough team."
New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw expects Martin Johnson to have an immediate impact on England's fortunes. Sep 19, 2008
"The IRB has reviewed the report titled Putting Rugby First. The deeply flawed piece of work by anonymous authors clearly ignores the substantial development work done by the IRB and Member Unions over the past 10 years."
The IRB fights back following criticism in the independent Putting Rugby First report. Sep 19, 2008
"There is still some Whizz left in Billy."
mer England international Jason Robinson speaking ahead of his return to Twickenham for the Help for Heroes Challenge Match. Sep 18, 2008
''I think this will be a great match on Saturday. I thank you all for participating in it. You are doing it for the greatest of causes.''
Prime Minister Gordon Brown hosts a reception at Downing Street ahead of the Help For Heroes Challenge Match at Twickenham. Sep 17, 2008
"It is a wonderful privilege for me to be invited by the Barbarians and to be involved in this very special match in particular. I am very aware of the history and traditions of the club and have always endeavoured to push their values into my own coaching."
World Cup-winning coach Jake White after being named coach of the Barbarians for their clash with Australia in December. Sep 16, 2008
Former England coach Brian Ashton after being named director of coaching for the University of Bath. Sep 16, 2008
"I guess the first test of that will be on Monday to see who is going to be available to turn up and to see whether the English clubs are prepared to release the players. 'We're not all that sure at the moment exactly who is and who isn't going to be there."
Scotland coach Frank Hadden hoping to get a good turnout for his latest training session. Sep 16, 2008
"We have no hesitation saying we believe the sanctions deliver a better game. So we were extremely disappointed the sanctions ELV failed to win support in May for global trialling at all levels. We were equally disappointed when northern hemisphere unions failed to offer up competitions where the sanctions could be trialled. Let us hope others will now follow the lead of the French."
Australian Rugby Union boss John O'Neill throws another verbal towards the northern hemisphere. 16 Sep, 2008