17 Total Quotes

Ewen McKenzie Quotes

We thought he had potential and he showed us he has.
Ewen McKenzie
#Potential

It's been a week since I've seen him and I was quite surprised and encouraged by the way he looks.
Ewen McKenzie
#Encouragement

This is going tough match, make no mistake about that, so we'll need to be switched on from the opening whistle.
Ewen McKenzie
#Match

There's no question that it would be an advantage, if you're going to play England pretty much two weeks after Super 14 finishes, if there are some combinations there it might be an advantage, particularly in that short term where you're trying to bring something together quickly. But I'm not sure what combinations you've got. Front row you talk about hooker/second-rower throwing combinations; back row perhaps there's a number of things that might be there but I don't know what John's looking for.
Ewen McKenzie
#England

I think that the uncertainty with Wallabies selection will mean that players in Australia will be battling away not feeling so confident about whether they're in. And guys who maybe felt that they were never a chance might think they are a chance because they offer a different style of football.
Ewen McKenzie
#Uncertainty

You can do what you like in training but in the end you have to get some match practice.
Ewen McKenzie
#Practice

I've already heard whispers that the direction 'Knuckles' might take is bigger and stronger.
Ewen McKenzie
#Direction

Wendell's enthusiasm is great so if that counts for anything he's already across the line, but we'll see on Friday what progress he's made.
Ewen McKenzie
#Enthusiasm

He is never short of an opinion on Australian rugby, so he'd have knowledge there's no question about that, but I feel like we've got pretty good knowledge of them.
Ewen McKenzie
#Knowledge

It's a bonus to have Matt available, however the form of Benn Robinson in his absence could not be ignored.
Ewen McKenzie
#Absence

I've been through this sort of stuff before so it doesn't worry me. But it was a little bit unnerving. By the time we came through the clouds, there wasn't much distance to the ground. Everyone would be comfortable with safety-first.
Ewen McKenzie
#Worry

As long as we're accumulating points, it doesn't worry me how we score them. I actually see it as an indication that our instinctive play is becoming more precise.
Ewen McKenzie
#Worry

It was a moment of madness, ... He plays hard but that wasn't like him at all. I think very highly of him and I'm sure he will have learnt a lesson. He has paid a high price, after making his debut against the All Blacks in Auckland [on September 3]. You would think he was a good chance to go on the Wallabies tour and, if not, he would have come with us to Europe.
Ewen McKenzie
#Madness

It was a moment of madness. He plays hard but that wasn't like him at all. I think very highly of him and I'm sure he will have learnt a lesson. He has paid a high price, after making his debut against the All Blacks in Auckland [on September 3]. You would think he was a good chance to go on the Wallabies tour and, if not, he would have come with us to Europe.
Ewen McKenzie
#Madness

He is one of those late developing players. He's been giving a good account of himself on training field and the paddock. If he keeps improving that is something you can't ignore.
Ewen McKenzie
#Giving

He's a bit old school in that context.
Ewen McKenzie
#School

It's very disappointing he won't be available but I'm not slashing my wrists because I think we have other people who can step into the breach.
Ewen McKenzie
#People