"He's got real BMT [big-match temperament], a big set of nuts on him and plays pressure situations really well."
South Africa prop on fly-half Handre Pollard's winning penalty two minutes from the end of their semi-final

"It was a hell of a kick to put a team into a final. Ultimately, they are in the big dance and we are not."
England scrum-half Danny Care on Pollard's winning penalty

"It is what you want as a player on this stage. To have moments like that as a fly-half is what you live for. It was fun."
The semi-final matchwinner, Handre Pollard, on how he gets his kicks   

"I will be perfectly happy to take a zero on the scoresheet if it means we get the job done."
New Zealand wing Will Jordan on if he is aiming to set the record for most tries in a single RWC in the final

"Along your career you pick up some scars from some matches that can last… losing a World Cup final is awful, absolutely awful."
Former England wing Ugo Monye on England losing the Rugby World Cup 2019 final

“We are definitely not going to bash each other."
New Zealand defence coach Scott McLeod on the team's prep for the RWC final

"I’m always saying that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan."
Actor Javier Bardem on playing rugby for Spain when he was younger

"It was someone stupid doing something stupid when he was emotional. Let him go." 
South Africa scrum-half Cobus Reinach o
n an online death threat he received after their quarter-final win over France