"I avoided him at all costs."
England attack coach Richard Wigglesworth on if he was tackled by Courtney Lawes during his career

"I made a little joke saying 'you know they've got the 'Bomb Squad', so we could have the 'Easy Company'."
New Zealand flanker Dalton Papali'i on South Africa's forward pack

"To belt that out together is amazing"
England full-back Freddie Steward on singing the national anthem arm-in-arm with his team-mates

"It would be good to take some gas out of that bomb, wouldn't it?"
New Zealand forwards coach Jason Ryan on the Springboks' 'Bomb Squad'

'We fought tooth and nail'

"He is a very important piece of our puzzle."
South Africa assistant coach Daan Human on hooker Bongi Mbonambi

"We are all devastated, we gave absolutely everything. We fought tooth and nail on Saturday."
England's Steward on his emotions after the team lost to South Africa in the semi-final

“I’ll probably wake up when it’s all said and done and think, ‘was that a dream or did it actually happen?'"
South Africa second-row Jean Kleyn on playing for the Springboks

“This is rugby's opportunity to grow its pie as a whole, rather than grow the same pie for a few."
World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin on expanding the RWC and new competition formats

“This is a quantum leap forward for the game."
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont on the agreements on a new global calendar