"We don't play a lot on emotions, because I believe emotions will last you 20 minutes and you burn yourself out."
Mbongeni Mbonambi, the Springboks hooker takes a more dispassionate view on winning Rugby World Cup semi-finals

"Sometimes it feels like people want everybody to play the same way. Rugby is brilliant because of all the different styles, and they all work if you get it right on the day.”
England attack coach Richard Wigglesworth brushes aside criticism of the Springboks' physical style

"It is an attitude thing - be brave, get up in the air."
Elliot Daly, England wing, on how best to win the aerial duels against South Africa in Saturday's semi-final

“Yes, if my kids let me!”
New Zealand back-row Ardie Savea (pictured) on whether he will watch the semi-final between South Africa and England

"Playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan."
Hollywood star and rugby fan Javier Bardem

“I was a prop, believe it or not, a small prop, number three. My brother Carlos and I, we were called ‘los mendrugos’, which is the hard part of the bread."
Again Bardem, who represented Spain at rugby

"I'll be watching it, have some popcorn. But I don't care who wins."
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster on how he will be enjoying the other semi-final, South Africa v England

"I didn't cry afterwards. My children cried. Emotions are important but me, I don't cry because my job is not over yet."
Argentina coach Michael Cheika has his eyes on the bronze medal after semi-final defeat to New Zealand