"History is yesterday's newspaper, isn't it, not tomorrow's."
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster on Italy never beating the All Blacks before

"This is the dessert at the end of the meal and we want to put a cherry on top of the cake."
Italy captain Michele Lamaro on facing New Zealand

"I've heard Gandalf before."
New Zealand prop Nepo Laulala on a nickname for Sam Whitelock

"It feels good having him by my side. We shave each other's heads too."
It's that man Nepo Laulala again on playing in the front row beside Ofa Tuungafasi

'I am an old man, I don't wear those things'

"It was my dream for my father to play the All Blacks and it's been his dream for me to play the All Blacks [too]. He has asked me to get him an All Blacks jersey after the game."
Italy hooker Giacomo Nicotera on his father being a huge All Blacks fan

"We're at a situation at this tournament where they are actually going to have to fight and care for each other more than any other day - it's not just like any other test match."
Japan assistant coach John Mitchell on what he expects from his players against Samoa on Thursday

"I'm an old man. I don't wear those things."
South Africa full-back Willie le Roux on Faf de Klerk's famous speedos

"I wanted to touch it [the bite] but he says it is pretty sensitive."
Namibia centre Alcino Izaacs on Johan Retief's spider bite