QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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That was a magnificent tackle by Will Underwood, who captained his country 59 times. Bill McLaren, BBC commentator, gets over-excited during England's Calcutta Cup win over Scotland.

I don't have to make a speech on the Saturday night - I can be under the table or in the bar. Will Carling on the pleasures of no longer being England captain.

I was proud and pleased with the way we approached this game. David Lloyd, England cricket team manager, after ignominious defeat to New Zealand A.

I expect our cricketers to die for England. When they wear those three lions on their chests it should be the greatest honour of their lives. Lord MacLaurin, new chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

A cosy stitch-up. Tony Blair on Uefa's backing of Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.

I'm going to be as natural as I can - a right miserable bastard. Ray Harford, new manager of West Bromwich Albion.

I see myself better than Ali. Naseem Hamed.

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