The Coaches Quotes RBS 6 Nations 2016

A busy day for all concerned at last weeks RBS 6 Nations launch, in the plush surrounds of The Hurlingham Club in London.

The coaches and captains spent around six hours with the media and here are the best quotes of the day

Sam Warburton

“Thanks for the chocolate Mike you are a legend ”

Warren Gatland Wales

”  We have selected a squad that rewards players form as well as picking a lot of experience, and that continuity is important to us. We are in a pretty good state and excited about where we are”.



Eddie Jones England


” I think the players are going to find it difficult, because sometimes if you play in the premiership here and you do well then you get selected for England and you are quite comfortable”,

“You’ve got to be hungry for success absolutely fanataical about wanting to be in a winning  England team”.


Vern Cotter Scotland


“Its important we believe we can compete for the title ,the World Cup is behind us, we move forward”


Jacques Brunel Italy


“” There are lots of new players and three who have shown they deserve a place in the squad to prepare for the first two games of the tournament”.

Guy Noves France 


“Every time we won a title at Toulouse we did it thanks to great performances from our forwards, who enabled our backs to shine. The last World Cup showed that the effective teams were also spectacular”

“Our ambition is to understand that that is the way the future of rugby is going, its also about showing the French public they can be proud of their team”.


Joe Schmidt Ireland
“To be as candid as I can I think a top half finish would be a good six nations for us. We start with Wales and France in a six day turnaround and then go to England. That could put us in a very tough position before weve even got our feet fully grounded in going forward”



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