TOKYO, 19 Oct - A selection of the best quotes from Rugby World Cup 2019 on day one of the knockout stages on Saturday.
"Underdogs? I don't know. I was going to use the term 'hunter'. In the pool phase, we were the hunted. Now we'll be the hunters. We like that. It suits us."
- France prop Jefferson Poirot, above, suggests there is a new mindset for his team in the knockout stages as they prepare to take on Wales.
"My memories of the All Blacks started from Jonah Lomu. Jonah was able to do things that I thought people could never do."
- All Blacks fly-half Richie Mo'unga on the man who inspired him after scoring the first of his 15 RWC tries against Ireland in 1995.
"I didn't drop him, I changed his role, and he was brilliant. Maybe you guys need to start reporting differently. Rugby has changed. Come and join us in modern rugby. Give me your email and I'll send you an invite."
- England coach Eddie Jones defends his decision to leave in-from George Ford on the bench.
"The best samurai were always the guys who had a plan but could adapt, had a calm head but were full of aggression, and we were like that today. The challenge is how we get better because there is always a better samurai around the corner."
- He might be a modern man, but Jones is not afraid to draw on history to describe knockout play at Japan 2019.
"For any referee to get to 50 takes a bit of resilience so I feel proud that I'm still standing and trying to serve the game as best I can."
- South African referee Jaco Peyper on reaching his half-century of test matches when he takes charge of Wales v France.
"We have a funny relationship. Deep down we really love each other but he's never saying it to me. I always say it to him but he gets embarrassed and runs away."
- Billy Vunipola reveals the dynamic behind his relationship with his big brother and team-mate, Mako.
"We could have played really well and they could still have gone over the top of us. They are stifling, made it hard for us to breathe. When we did have opportunities to breathe we gave them oxygen back."
- Ireland coach Joe Schmidt on the suffocating nature of the all-powerful All Blacks.
"The Welsh have to be favourites. The team has been one of the best in the world for several years. If we don't raise our level (they) are going to ride all over us."
- France full-back Maxime Medard does not sound too confident about his team's quarter-final chances on Sunday.
"The story of what is regarded as the greatest sporting upset in history. It's a story of people with persistence and tenacity who dared to believe and, in doing so, conquered an unbeatable foe and gave hope to millions."
- You can rely on the marketing department not to undersell it. Official blurb for the film The Brighton Miracle.
"I want to set a good example and show what being a man is. Being a man isn't losing your rag and your emotions, and showing the opposition how you really feel. It's about being calm, being disciplined, putting the team first and doing your job. And not allowing your ego to take control."
- England prop Kyle Sinckler has a few words to say on what being a role model really means.