9. “It’s about encouraging women that you don’t have to look a certain way to play rugby. When we’re out and say we’re rugby players, some people will say: ‘What, all of you?’ Then they point at the wingers and go: ‘Even them? They’re good looking!’” – Shaunagh Brown, Harlequins and England forward
10. “It’s not uncommon. It’s a high-impact injury – a lot of surgeons find it in people who have come off motorbikes. I’ve met an ex-serviceman who was shot through his brachial plexus and a young lady who was skiing and went off a cliff. My injury is not something I hold against the game in any shape or form, it’s just one of those things.” Rob Horne, the Wallabies and Northampton centre, on his life-changing arm injury.
11. “Guys in New Zealand who are second or third string, we’re not getting paid the same as the Beauden Barretts. I fell into that category. Now, if I’m smart and make the right choices, if I’m not buying stupid cars and stuff like that, this money will be put to good use. Who wouldn’t want that for their family?” – Wasps’ marquee signing Lima Sopoaga.
12. “The women’s game has changed massively. There were a couple of hundred watching and most of them were friends and family” – Katy Daley-Mclean, who won her 100th cap in November, recalls her international debut in 2007.