"This is as big a moment as you’ll get in your career. It’s all or nothing for us. It’s a hugely exciting challenge, the stuff of dreams for players to go out in an arena like this with everything on the line."
Scotland second-row Grant Gilchrist on the task of beating Ireland at Stade de France on Saturday

"We want to be unapologetically Samoan. He understands that. He plays like that. Give him a gift, he’ll give us a gift. Back and forth."
Samoa skills coach Lemalu Tusi Pisi reckons England's Manu Tuilagi will know what's coming when the teams meet in Lille

"Just give him the ball. Let him do his thing. Easy. Game plan sorted."
England prop Dan Cole on how best to deploy Manu Tuilagi when he's playing well

"Some people could think that we want to help Fiji more than Australia. In fact, we don’t really care. We just care about us. We still dream of victory."
Portugal head coach Patrice Lagisquet makes it clear his focus is on winning a Rugby World Cup 2023 match and not on who might reach the last eight from Pool C

“A few guys fumigate their beds naturally, especially the front five, so that's not been a problem."
Scrum coach John Fogarty on why the bed bug infestation affecting Paris is not causing any sleepless nights in the Ireland camp

'I am not a politician. I never have been, never will be'

"I am not a betting man. But listen, New Zealand have clicked. They struggled just before the World Cup and against France but they've found their way of playing again. But then France as well, they've got big boys and can be very direct. I'll keep the €20, make it €50."
Italy fly-half Tommaso Allan is unsure who he'd put his money on if he was given €20 to bet on New Zealand or France winning the Rugby World Cup

"My wife hates my moustache, that’s part of the reason why I have it."
Ireland winger James Lowe reveals one of his motivations for having facial hair

"It was an uppercut we got and to be fair we’ve had those uppercuts before, but sometimes you get an uppercut but you just happen to come out on the winning side of it."
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster on learning from defeats, as his team appear to have recovered from their opening-match loss to France at Rugby World Cup 2023

"This is why you play rugby; if you want it easy and for the script to be written, don't worry about coming."
Argentina head coach Michael Cheika looks forward to his team's showdown with Japan in Nantes on Sunday

"No. I'm not an administrator. I love the game, I don't love politics. I am not a politician. I never have been, never will be."
Eddie Jones, the Wallabies head coach, is less than enthused at the prospect of being a high-performance director with Rugby Australia