Rugby World Cup 2011
Div's most memorable sayings
Peter de Villiers (File)
Cape Town - During Peter de Villiers's time in charge of the Springboks he became well-known for a vivid turn of phrase. Here are some of his more memorable quotes:GALLERY: Fans welcome home the BoksGALLERY: Who will be the next Bok coach?"If I am the weakest line then we are bloody strong. I am a God-given talent. I am the best I can ever be. I know what I am and I don't give a damn.""I am going to pull a rat out of the hat.""Why don't we go to the nearest ballet shop, get some tutus and get a dancing shop going? There will be no eye gouging, no tackling, no nothing, and we will enjoy it."
- Reacting to Springbok flanker Schalk Burger eye gouging British and Irish Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald"There is little difference between winning and losing except you feel better after winning.""Graham Henry is a good coach, but he is like me, he has a big mouth."
- Commenting on the current New Zealand coach
"No one is born a rugby player. You are born a person who becomes a rugby player and I can enhance this with warmth and reach your soul and make you realise there is life after rugby."
"I always knew I was destined for something big - but I did not realise it would be this big (Springbok coach). Whatever job I did I always excelled at it, and quickly. Time is not a concern to me and I will work 24 hours to get a job done, knowing hard work is always rewarded."
"I will not change my style. If I change my style I will change Peter de Villiers and then I would have to tell God that he made a mistake when he made me."
"We are very organised at the moment (after winning 2009 Tri-Nations). We do not want to become a fruit salad.""I have got a job to do. I think I am a strong individual, a strong character. I do not care what people think about me. I do not care what people say about me. It is what I think about me and myself - and I love myself a lot."
"It was a brilliant journey. There's a time to come and a time to go and I think the journey for me is over."
- Saying he probably won't keep his job as South Africa's coach following the World Cup quarter-final defeat by Australia.* Click HERE for the latest RWC odds on BET.CO.ZA