"If there is going to be beef, there is going to be beef."
South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard on their semi-final against England

"The tallest trees catch the most wind and he seems to catch a fair bit."
England attack coach Richard Wigglesworth on the criticism aimed at Owen Farrell

"I must say the respect that he showed and the way he spoke to us afterwards was really humble and sincere."
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on having a beer with France head coach Fabien Galthie

"Now we have got to this stage you see everyone is trying to clamber back onto the bandwagon."
Former New Zealand captain Tana Umaga on the country getting behind the team after doubting they'd progress to the semi-final

'There is nothing fake about it'

"It’s definitely better playing with him than against him."
England second-row Ollie Chessum on team-mate Ben Earl

"I think we are laser focused on the task at hand."
South Africa back Canan Moodie when asked if the team had thought about facing New Zealand in the final

"It would be quite easy for us to be completely blown away by how good they are."
England defence coach Kevin Sinfield on their semi-final opponents South Africa

"He's an inspirational guy, it comes naturally and that is why we follow him. There is nothing fake about it."
Springboks' fly-half Pollard on the team's captain Siya Kolisi