The 20 best rugby quotes of 2018 – Chip butties, dinner suits and speedy scaffolders

As we the new year nears, we have decided to take a look back at the most memorable quotes from the past 12 months.

From the head-scratchingly bizarre to the laugh-out-loud quips, there were plenty to choose from and unsurprisingly, the usual suspects feature.

Here are RUCK’s favourite 20 quotes of 2018.

1. “If he was Johnny Sexton then we’d be able to complain but because he’s Owen Farrell he’s allowed to be hit late. He’s tough so he gets up. He’s a tough rooster, a warrior. He puts his body on the line, he doesn’t play in a dinner suit.” Eddie Jones sings his fly-half’s praises

2. “My grandparents were very English and there was a lot of English heritage in the way we were brought up – teaspoons on the wall, chip butties on Sunday afternoon” – England’s new arrival Brad Shields reflects on his youth in New Zealand.

3. “I have friends working on scaffolding sites back home who are quicker than Jonny May.” Leicester Tigers and England prop Ellis Genge gave a feisty interview with the Mail on Sunday.

4. I was at a kids’ party and I had no mobile signal. There was a bouncy castle there and I was having a great time. When I finally walked out my phone was going mad.” Exeter prop Ben Moon on his England call-up.