"I was in grade seven. I was in my pyjamas in the TV room of the boarding house."
South Africa centre Jesse Kriel on where he was when the Springboks won Rugby World Cup 2007

"Everyone gets up at three or five o’clock in the morning. People who are sick come alive when we win games. We’ve just got to make sure that we not only play for a certain quarter-final, we just play for our own people - young kids, people in the village - it means a lot to them."
Fiji kicking coach Seremaia Bai explains what the quarter-final against England means back home

"I think it will be a one-week holiday in Fiji. It will be crazy.'
Bai predicts a massive party if Fiji can reach the last four of Rugby World Cup 2023

"If you're held down by the weight of the past you won't be able to do anything."
New Zealand scrum-half Aaron Smith on the possibility of statistically being the worst All Blacks team at a Rugby World Cup if they lose to Ireland

“After the last test when we had beaten them, we ran out of beer pretty quickly. But the New Zealand squad were quick to bring in their beer and leave us to continue celebrating. That’s respect, isn’t it?"
Tadhg Beirne, Ireland second-row, on the question of whether the Irish and New Zealand teams like one another

'We come from a club that isn't well liked'

"Myself, Billy [Vunipola] and Elliot [Daly] come from a club [Saracens] that aren't very well liked either, we don't mind being in that position."
England hooker Jamie George on the team being disliked by other teams' fans

"I have actually never seen him sweat on the field."
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on France scrum-half Antoine Dupont

“I’m constantly locking myself in a room and giving myself a good dressing down!"
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell on whether he works with mental skills coach Gary Keegan

"Rassie is well versed in this kind of exercise."
France forwards coach William Servat on South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus' comments on the team