TOKYO, 1 Oct - A selection of the best quotes from coaches and players at Rugby World Cup 2019 on Tuesday, 1 October.
"In terms of vision and seeing, it's pretty sweet, and it's now just a matter of getting used to them."
- New Zealand's star flanker Ardie Savea, pictured above, on the protective goggles he will wear against Canada on Wednesday to protect his eyesight after being diagnosed with vision loss in one eye.
"We are facing probably the toughest challenge that Russian rugby has ever faced."
- Russia coach Lyn Jones knows exactly how tough Ireland are going to be on Thursday.
"We had 600 people from the local community with English flags at training and it was awesome. I think we are connecting really well with the local communities and fans and it's not a false situation.
- England defence coach John Mitchell is loving the support his team is feeling from Japanese rugby fans.
"Men don't know how to talk about their feelings. It took us a while but we got there in the end."
- England's Billy Vunipola on how team psychologist Corinne Reid helped deal with the disappointment of England's RWC 2015 campaign.
"We've trained pretty physically: it's been hot, humid and we had a day when we were attacked by dragonflies in training."
- New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster on some unexpected visitors who dropped in on the All Blacks.
"We don't see ourselves as Tier 1 or Tier 2. This competition that we're playing in is with the best teams in the world and we're part of that. Everything we do, we do with American pride."
- USA attack coach Greg McWilliams on the spirit his team brings into clashes with more highly favoured teams.
"I called him back and he said, 'Can you jump on a plane tomorrow?' I went home, kissed my wife and kids goodbye and was straight in the car."
- Wales second-row Bradley Davies, pictured above, didn't waste any time after getting the call-up from coach Warren Gatland.
"Part of the reason I wanted to go to France was to experience a different culture and to learn another language. Especially in Brittany, they even threw in the Breton language for our lineout calls so there was almost a third language in there."
- USA player Eric Fry has discovered that learning French is sometimes not enough to play in France.
"Yes, it couldn't have got much bleaker from last week. So we needed a good performance. It's been nice to wake up normally, knowing we have put in a good performance."
- Scotland scrum-half George Horne on the mood within the team after defeating Samoa.
"I've only seen the cleaners of my room and the waiters in the restaurant and they've been absolutely fantastic."
- Canada coach Kingsley Jones on his impressions of Japan.