England national rugby union team
Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.David Chambless
- "giant gargoyles, raw-boned, cauliflower-eared monoliths that intimidated and unsettled. When they ran onto the field it was like watching a tribe of of white orcs on steroids. Forget their hardness, has their ever been an uglier forward pack?"
- New Zealander Michael Laws on the 2003 England pack that would later win the 2003 World Cup.
- "As far as the English are concerned, I have decided to adopt the same attitude as them: I despise them as much as they despise everybody else. And as long as we beat England, I wouldn't mind if we lost every other game in the Six Nations."