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Quotes of the week

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:44
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Sam Warburton felt like a rockstar in Cardiff while Philip Doyle admits Ireland Women got the luck of the Irish on St Patrick's Day.

Here are the best quotes of the final week of the Six Nations.

Sam Warburton admits he was walking tall after Wales’ win: “Walking around the ground with my winners’ medal is something I shall never forget. The noise coming back from the crowd was immense. I felt like a rock star.”

Chris Robshaw responds to England’s defeat in Cardiff: “I gathered the boys together in a huddle at the final whistle of our defeat by Wales and told them to remember the hurt they were feeling in that moment.” 

Declan Kidney is in the dark over Brian O’Driscoll’s international future: "He's earned the space and time to be able to make up his own mind. Players are the only ones who know when the time is right to go."

Philippe Saint-Andre sees brighter times ahead for France: “This team has a soul, it’s a young team which will fight. And I will keep the memory of Michalak getting a standing ovation at the end of the game.”

Scott Johnson targets improvements for Wales: “We don’t want to be good looking bridesmaids and in this competition we have competed with every team. We have looked dangerous at times. That was the case in Paris but we failed to nail them.”

Sergio Parisse charts Italy’s rise in world rugby: “In this Six Nations we have managed to put a lot of teams under pressure. We played against some great players like Brian O'Driscoll, but have nothing to be envious of.”

Backs coach Shaun Edwards reveals the extent of Welsh celebrations: “Save for the hangover from hell, it was a day and an experience which left me very happy, and I thank Wales for it.” 

Ireland Women’s coach Philip Doyle admits his side got the luck of the Irish: “I told them this was like a club game in Munster and we would have to dig really deep. I think we got the rub of the green on Paddy’s Day.”

With thanks to rbs6nations.com

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