Sport Quotes of the week

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He came through it well, but I never had any doubts. He's a tough bugger. They're a bit like that, stubborn, on the other side of the Pennines. Ray Illingworth on Michael Atherton, after the second Test.

I should have bitten his ear right off. Johan le Roux, the South African prop, on his 18-month suspension for biting the All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick's ear during a Test last month.

It's like having a cup of Lemsip. Dr Malcolm Brown, British athletics team's medical officer, on the effect of the herbal pills taken by Solomon Wariso.

We will soon have to start getting our cornflakes analysed. Linford Christie.