“I can’t control myself. I don’t know what happens, I just black out.”
Wales centre Nick Tompkins on scoring a try

“Who told you that? Was that my mum?! I’m going to have a couple of drinks and not think about rugby for a day or two. I can’t surf – I can barely swim – so I won’t be doing that.”
Tompkins on rumours of some time off in Biarritz for Wales' players during bye week

"He owes a few of the lads inside him a few beers for the help, but some of them he scored himself."
England attack coach Richard Wigglesworth damns five-try hero Henry Arundell with faint praise

"I can’t wait to see my wife and kids – I am sick of looking at the boys"
Ireland scrum coach John Fogarty on having a few days off

"My dad did try to help me when I was younger with my goal-kicking, even though he probably didn’t know what he was talking about."
Italy back Tommaso Allan admits he probably inherited his rugby skills from his international winger mum rather than his dad, who played hooker

'Pollard is not Superman'

"You have to see things in perspective. Handre Pollard is not Superman."
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on the call-up of the RWC 2019-winning fly-half amid Manie Libbok's goalkicking struggles

"I had to beg my teachers when I heard the opportunity was available... I rushed my maths exam so I could get on the field. I had my rugby socks on and I was ready to go. I think I got a B."
England's Marcus Smith on skipping studies at Brighton College so he could train with Owen Farrell and George Ford

"I don't think I will be going out in Lyon, I don't think it will be a good place for me."
Australia head coach Eddie Jones on his plans post-match after losing to Wales