"The black jersey we're blessed to wear demands everything and something we pride ourselves on."
New Zealand wing Leicester Fainga'anuku

"It was the closest thing I have experienced to a football atmosphere."
England second-row Ollie Chessum on the atmosphere against Argentina

"There are three finals to play, three games in which we have to show everything we have been doing."
Argentina forwards coach Andrés Bordoy on the team's remaining pool fixtures

"We know we have to be on it or else we'll get punished."
Ireland wing Keith Earls on facing Tonga

It's a very special occasion

"We all know how much it means for him to pull on a black jersey and to do it for the 148th time is a very special occasion."
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster on Sam Whitelock equalling Richie McCaw's test record for the All Blacks

"The numbers don't have emotion, they don't have passion, they don't understand particularly the relationship between a captain and the referee."
England defence coach Kevin Sinfield on using analytics during a match

"Since the game against England last year, the name 'Ellis Genge' has come up a lot."
Japan's scrum coach Shin Hasegawa on facing England's set-piece

"We don’t have a lot of time against top nations. It is our platform to face the best in the world, it is why it is so exciting. We are making memories."
Namibia forward PJ Van Lill 

"My dad always said, 'a hurt All Blacks team is a dangerous All Blacks team'. This week everyone has been on edge and training has gone really well. I think everyone is excited for the challenge ahead this week."
New Zealand wing Caleb Clarke