"I’m actually getting goosebumps. I’ve never seen anything like that. The airport was under emergency because everybody left their working stations, they just wanted to see us."
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi remembers landing in Johannesburg after lifting the Webb Ellis Cup in 2019

"He's as good a player as there is in world rugby right now. Incredible leader, wants to win, gets people around him galvanised. You can see the heartbeat of their team is him."
England attack coach Richard Wigglesworth on Argentina captain Julian Montoya

"Each game in this World Cup is a final for us."
Fiji second-row Temo Mayanavanua

“He's [Scotland fly-half Finn Russell] a magician and he's one of the best in the world when it comes to making plays. We know he can pull anything out of the hat.”
South Africa second-row Franco Mostert

It's a dark art

“It’s the best place in the world. It’s a dark art. You have to have something slightly not right with you to really enjoy those moments.”
Scotland prop Zander Fagerson on what scrum sessions are like 

“I can confirm it doesn’t smell good.”
Scrums against South Africa are not Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie's favourite smell

"Off the field we are going to be friends but for that 80 minutes, we are going to be going after each other." 
Namibia number eight Richard Hardwick on facing his Melbourne Rebels team-mate Monty Ioane