"I’m not here to discuss whether it was the right or wrong decision. Unfortunately it is something I am going to have to live with for ever.”
New Zealand captain Sam Cane on his his red card in the final

"I've got great memories. It's been a long journey but 13 years just goes like that. You've seen me at my highest highs and lowest lows so it'll be nice to finish on a high this weekend."
England scrum-half Ben Youngs ahead of his final match for England, their bronze final win over Argentina

"I guess as a team we like drama."
Mastercard Player of the Match in the final, Pieter-Steph du Toit, on South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup the hard way

"I don't think for one minute we thought we would lose that match."
Second-row Jean Kleyn on the belief winning close matches gave South Africa in the final

"We didn't die wondering. I think we threw everything we had and the champions South Africa held strong in those key moments. That's test match rugby and it's brutal sometimes."
New Zealand scrum-half Aaron Smith has no regrets

"I haven't seen the stats, but it felt like it. I was tired and I was in a dark place. At that stage of the game both my hammies [hamstrings] were cramping."
Springboks hooker Deon Fourie, 37, on making 21 tackles

“I’m thinking caramel cheesecake. I saw it earlier at the hotel.”
Prop Ox Nche reveals which cake he will eat to celebrate helping South Africa win the Rugby World Cup

"A few years ago, I dreamed of wearing it and now I feel like I can't live without it.”
Flanker Marcos Kremer on the allure of donning the Argentina jersey

“We were able to look each other in the eyes in the locker room. We win together, we lose together. We went through nice things together and ugly things together."
Argentina captain Julian Montoya after his team lost Friday's bronze final against England by three points

"I would like to thank all the Argentine media and apologise for my terrible Spanish."
Argentina head coach Michael Cheika signs off from his duties at the bronze final media conference

"There was 78,000 here today, it's such a rush playing in front of those crowds, especially against the Argentinian fans. They're so passionate, so loud."
England hooker Theo Dan can't get enough of the atmosphere at Stade de France