Rugby World Cup quotes of the day

Rugby World Cup quotes of the day

The best teams in world rugby have descended upon France for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and players are enjoying their time.

Here, World Rugby picks out some of the most memorable quotes from the tournament so far...

"In 2014 when I came to France, I came to play hooker. Second year I was flank, third year I was hooker again, then I moved to flank again. I've been in and out with hooker training, but hopefully it's like riding a bike. If I get the opportunity to play there I can just jump back on."
South Africa's versatile forward Dean Fourie, days ahead of his 37th birthday, prepares to play hooker at test level for the first time.

"Our general approach, our way of playing, of training, today we are not going to change because it would be suicidal to change. A result cannot change or scar you either."
Argentina backs coach Felipe Contepomi.

"I always find it a bit weird when the number of tackles becomes the headline because you defend in a system. Guys run at you and you tackle them."
Wales second-row Will Rowlands.

"It doesn't mean much to me. I'm happy to hear it, but it's not going to help us become world champions."
Wing Louis Bielle-Biarrey on being the youngest player to play in a Rugby World Cup game for France.

"There are a lot of Chileans in France who push us a lot. The people there were incredible. This is a party."
Chile scrum-half Marcelo Torrealba on the support at their game against Japan.

"I've had it a long time, my girlfriend loves it so I won't be shaving it, ever."
Italy fly-half Giacomo Da Re on his moustache.

"To return as captain is a huge source of pride and I'll do everything I can to lead my team-mates to victory."
France number eight Anthony Jelonch.

"I haven't lost it yet which is good. A few boys are definitely eyeing it up so I have to keep it away from them."
Wales second-row Dafydd Jenkins on the love spoon given to him as he is the youngest member of the squad

"We saw some great support when we left for the airport. There were floats and each of the villages had their own float, it was incredible. It was like a carnival."
Tonga assistant coach Zane Hilton.

"Obviously, it is the food capital of the world so us front-rowers are quite happy here."
New Zealand prop Fletcher Newell is enjoying being in Lyon, the 'belly of France'.

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