TOKYO, 16 Oct - A selection of the best quotes from Rugby World Cup 2019 on Wednesday.
"Good luck on that one. Not really. He's a competitor, Bigs. Full stop. He's done everything that's been asked of him constantly and consistently. He's desperate to play."
- Assistant coach Neil Jenkins on whether Wales have reduced training for Dan Biggar, above, as he returns from injury.
"We’ve definitely got a few Ferraris out there. I don't think I'm one of them – I'm more of a bakkie person – a Toyota bakkie (pick-up truck or utility vehicle)."
- South Africa’s Willie Le Roux reckons he’s in the slow lane compared with back three partners Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi.
"If I win this one, I’m done. That’s just a joke."
- Wales full-back Liam Williams feels the need to clarify things just in case he does add the World Cup to his 2019 trophy haul, which so far includes a Six Nations Grand Slam, Premiership title and European Champions Cup.
"He said after the World Cup it is his turn to knock me out."
- Williams again, after rendering team-mate Dan Biggar unconscious in an accidental collision in Wales's win over Fiji.
"Come and watch training.”
- England back-rower Courtney Lawes has a simple message for anyone who thinks England will be under-cooked this weekend.
"They are a physical team, so we need to be smarter in how we attack, stick to our gameplan, trust our gameplan. We need to attack at speed. We need to outwit them."
- Second-row Uwe Helu outlines how Japan can shock South Africa again this weekend.
"Ridiculous, and it’s not going to happen again. I'll stick with plodding.”
- England prop Joe Marler reveals there will no more sprinting for him after he tweaked a hamstring getting a spurt on against Argentina.
"It perhaps hasn't sunk in what a journey I've been on. Perhaps it will once the tournament is over when I see my family and friends. Two years ago I was playing in a reserves final in Federale 1 (the French third division)."
- It would be fair to say France back-rower Gregory Alldritt has come a long way in a short space of time.
"He was the one who picked me for the national team, he was the one who played me. We have a game on a special day. I hope we can pay him back."
- Japan scrum coach Shin Hasegawa on facing South Africa on the third anniversary of the death of former Japan captain and head coach Seiji Hirao, who died aged 53.