These days, most rugby players are at pains to talk up their opponents, lest their disrespectful comments are daubed graffiti-like on the opposing dressing room wall.
You are also advised to talk up your teammates lest you damage their confidence or get yourself shipped out to another club.
These factors have witnessed the sad decline of rugby player insults. Fewer of them again are funny. Here we’ve rustled up the five funniest insults in sport.
#1. Who are you?
A young player was making his Premiership debut at scrum-half. He was playing against Andy Gomersall. He tried to be funny at the first scrum and said to Gomersall “don’t hurt your back putting the ball in, old man”. He retorted “I would give you some abuse, but I have no idea who the f@*k you are!”