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Check out what the rugby world is saying with our Quote Unquote feature.
"Naturally opinions differed in several areas of the ELV programme."
IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset plays down what was surely a heated debate surrounding the ELVs in London. March 31, 2009
"I'm not in the slightest bit worried because we've got nothing to lose. We are not sustainable as we are at the moment."
Saracens chairman Nigel Wray tells it like it is when referring to the club's current financial position. March 30, 2009
"They are changing the game, and not for the better. It has become so much more difficult now for teams to attack with the ball in hand. And that cannot be right."
Wasps and Lions boss Ian McGeechan hopes we will soon see the end of the ELVs. March 29, 2009
"I didn't expect anything when I went for the audition, so realising that I'm going to be in a film directed by Clint Eastwood has all been a bit of a shock."
Former Samoa and Bath No.8 Zak Feaunati is still in shock after being cast in a major Hollywood movie based around Nelson Mandela and the 1995 Rugby World Cup . March 25, 2009
"You want to be at the highest level of your sport and there is a real buzz when you are involved at that level."
Edinburgh coach Andy Robinson drops a hint about his desire to return to international rugby with Scotland. March 25, 2009
"I was ready to kill Paddy."
Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara jokes with the thousands of supporters who welcomed the team back to Dublin following their Grand Slam triumph. March 23, 2009
"I'm realistic - if we hadn't won it this time I don't think there would have been a next year."
Ireland's Grand Slam hero Ronan O'Gara is a relieved man after his side's victory over Wales. March 21, 2009
"Did the good guys win in the end? I don't know about that! But we won and we're happy."
Ireland lock Paul O'Connell is delighted with his side's victory in the Six Nations decider with Wales following a war of words in the build-up. March 21, 2009
"It was never in doubt!"
Ireland coach Declan Kidney reflects on his side's narrow 17-15 victory over Wales that captured the Six Nations Grand Slam. March 21, 2009
"It was going straight but just didn't have the legs."
Wales fly-half Stephen Jones recalls the agony of watching his last-gasp penalty attempt drop short in his side's 17-15 defeat to Ireland. March 21, 2009
"I can categorically deny that. There was no physical confrontation."
England manager Martin Johnson rubbishes reports that Danny Cipriani had a bust-up with an assistant coach during the pre-Six Nations training camp in Portugal. March 21, 2009
"Thirteen points becomes an issue when we get to 65-70 minutes and there are decisions to be made."
Wales skipper Ryan Jones refuses to dwell on the points deficit his side need to overcome to win the Six Nations. March 17, 2009
"If we are beaten in Cardiff and walk away with nothing as long as we can look at ourselves and say we gave it our best shot, that won't be such a bad place to be."
Winning isn't everything for Ireland boss Declan Kidney as they chase a Grand Slam in Cardiff. March 17, 2009
"To be honest, how many people are going to go there and expect us to win?
Scotland's Jim Hamilton faces up to the facts ahead of his side's Six Nations clash with England. March 16, 2009
"Why was I so excited after scoring early? After two losses and getting panned I don't know what I was thinking of."
England manager Martin Johnson jokes with the media following his side's Six Nations victory over France. March 15, 2009
"We have just beaten a very good side and yet we can all stand here and say we can improve a lot. That for me is the really exciting thing."
England skipper Steve Borthwick insists there is more to come from England following their thumping Six Nations victory over France. March 15, 2009
"The days that other countries walk all over us are over. We will do what we feel is right for South Africa, within the Sanzar context, and nothing else."
SA Rugby's acting managing director Andy Marinos talks tough in negotiations around the future of Super Rugby. March 14, 2009
"It's a funny old thing, a draw, but we'll take it ahead of a loss."
Western Force skipper Nathan Sharpe sees the funny side of a 23-23 Super 14 draw with the Crusaders in Christchurch. March 14, 2009
"My mother is devastated at the news as all three sons will be leaving next season. I'll be moving to Gloucester, Jamie's moving to France and my younger brother is hoping to go away to University. But on a positive note it frees up her weekends."
Cardiff Blues fly-half Nick Robinson believes that increased leisure time may soften the blow for his mother as he leaves for Gloucester. March 13, 2009
"If I was Paul Sackey I would feel quite hard done by, I would feel quite upset. After all, my name is Paul Sackey not Paul Daniels and I can't work magic."
Former England international Lawrence Dallaglio has sympathy for England winger Paul Sackey after he was released back to his club Wasps. March 11, 2009
"He can do what he wants, I don't give a stuff. It's no skin off my nose, believe me. I now understand what Will Greenwood was saying and I understand why Josh Lewsey knocked him out."
Mike Catt is less than impressed with Danny Cipriani refusing to shake his hand following Wasps' win over London Irish March 10, 2009
"The coaches have only spoken to me about rugby reasons."
London Wasps' Danny Cipriani plays down reports that his absence from the England squad was due to his unpopularity. March 8, 2009
"This week was always going to be much harder than last week. You know, you lose your girlfriend and go out and have a drink and for the next 48 hours you are all right. Then you go home and your girlfriend's not there and that's when it starts to sink in."
Saracens boss Eddie Jones reflects on the continued fallout from the planned player clear-out at the Premiership club. March 7, 2009
"I doubt there's a policeman in the ground - sober."
Former England coach Dick Best, commentating for the International Rugby Board, highlights the special atmosphere at the Rugby World Cup Sevens. March 7, 2009
"Pressure reveals itself in many different ways. We give these players empowerment to go out and make their own decisions."
England 7s coach Ben Ryan reflects on his side's exit at the Rugby World Cup at the quarter-final stage. March 7, 2009
"Jonathan is one of the best referees in the world and I'm sure we'll continue to have a healthy working relationship."
England attack coach Brian Smith hopes that the hatchet has been buried with referee Jonathan Kaplan following his outburst after their Six Nations loss to Wales. March 6, 2009
"I know I would rather be entertaining the crowd come Super 14 semi-final time rather than entertaining friends at an end-of-season barbecue."
The Waratahs' Lote Tuqiri cranks up the war of words ahead of his side's Super 14 clash with the Reds. March 5, 2009
"There is no doubt we have lived through a difficult day. I believe it will prove to be the darkest day before a genuine, bright and lasting dawn."
Saracens CEO Edward Griffiths moves to assuage fans' doubts about the impending departure of Eddie Jones and a large portion of their squad, whilst also doing a passable audition for "The Sound of Music". March 1, 2009