TOKYO, 15 Oct - A selection of the best quotes from Rugby World Cup 2019 on Tuesday.
"An old lady came into the hotel and dropped off some stuff for me and my little daughter, too - some stickers and a birthday card."
- New Zealand back-rower Ardie Savea, above, celebrates turning 26 with a little local hospitality.
"We didn't focus much on the way they (England) are going to play, we focused more on what we are going to do to stop them and what we can work on to combat what they are going to bring."
- Mixed messages from Australia's Marika Koroibete ahead of the quarter-final.
"You (the journalist) sound like a coach – you are giving us a new gameplan.”
- South Africa assistant coach Mzwandile Stick when quizzed on how Japan would cope with the Springboks' kicking game.
"Jamie Joseph (Japan coach) compared their two wings to Ferrari cars, so we have to not allow those Ferraris to go to fifth gear or sixth gear."
- Stick again, this time on dealing with Japan wingers Kenki Fukuoka and Kotaro Matsushima.
"I've been savouring the competition since the start. I haven't thought this quarter-final (against Wales) could be the last. That's a good sign, you might say..."
- France number eight Louis Picamoles is confident of delaying his retirement by at least one game.
"Alun Wyn (Jones) is a great captain and he speaks very well. I'm sure he will mention the fact it could be Gats's (Warren Gatland) last game. Hopefully, it's not."
- Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies continues on the theme of not bowing out this weekend. Someone in Oita is going to be disappointed.
"We just got beat by a good Irish team. That was a different time, a different place. Is it relevant? We learned some stuff, they would have learned some stuff.”
- New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster is not losing any sleep over the All Blacks’ defeat by Ireland in November 2018.
"I don’t look back on any of them, they’re gone for me now and none of them have been at a World Cup, so they don't matter an awful lot."
- Ireland's Cian Healy is also snoozing soundly and not concerning himself with previous encounters with the All Blacks.
"We've talked about it... reset our strategies so that when we start to act like idiots... to panic for no reason, we can start off again on the front foot and not make ourselves afraid until the end of the match."
- France back Sofiane Guitoune says they are guarding against any mental meltdown against Wales.