“It certainly wasn’t easy. There was once or twice when I was roaring to Mack [Hansen] on the sidelines because I had forgotten one of the roles the winger is supposed to do.
Ireland centre Garry Ringrose on ending up on the wing in their last match against Scotland

"We’re always nervous before this kind of match. It would be a lie to say there’s no tension. Playing against them, in Paris, at Stade de France, in a World Cup quarter-final, is magnificent, it’s wonderful."
France coach Fabien Galthié is excited about playing the defending champions in Paris

"I’ve got 13 people staying in my house in Toulon."
Dan Biggar - presumably talking about his family - when asked about the traveling Welsh support in France

"How many tries in how many games? Three in three? I like that."
All Blacks coach Ian Foster likes the sound of Will Jordan's try-scoring record against Ireland

“He’s had that from early on. Even to the point where I’ve had to turn around and say ‘I’m going to have to say something to this guy, he’s gobbing off at me. I’ve been here 10 years and he’s gobbing off at me.’"
Joe Marler says Harlequins and England team-mate Marcus Smith was happy to bark orders at team-mates from a young age

"First and foremost I'm proud to be a Fijian but I am also proud of the so-called developing nations, pushing for the global game, how we can improve it and get more opportunities, how we break that barrier down."
Fiji head coach Simon Raiwalui on flying the flag for Fiji as well as other nations who are trying to break into contention for the quarter-finals of a World Cup.

'Violent is the right word'

“Since we started in 2020, our aim was to win the World Cup. Otherwise, why are you in it?"
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber is not in France to make up the numbers

"Violent is the right word."
Charles Ollivon's description of the last time France played South Africa in Marseille in November 2022

"We have spoken about it. The players know who they are. Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Beirne (laughs). They've definitely put in an extra couple of hours."
Ireland assistant coach Mike Catt reveals, with tongue firmly in cheek, who will be taking the extra-time place kicks for Ireland in the event of their quarter-final ending in a tie

"For us as Fijians when we smile, nothing can stop us."
Winger Semi Radradra on how the Fijians are making sure they enjoy the week rather than feel the pressure of expectation in a quarter-final

"It’s a good fact. I didn’t know that. Thank you very much, one more to congratulate him."
Argentina assistant coach Felipe Contepomi On Agustin Creevy becoming the fifth-oldest player in Rugby World Cup history