There mighn’t be action on the field at the Rugby World Cup on the first day of October, but that doesn’t mean players and coaches aren’t stepping up to the mic.
Here’s what the various camps have been saying.
- New Zealand's star flanker Ardie Savea (pictured) on the protective goggles he will wear against Canada on Wednesday to protect his eyesight after being diagnosed with vision loss in one eye.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt on the incorrect refereeing decisions in the 19-12 defeat to Japan.
- Russia coach Lyn Jones knows exactly how tough Ireland are going to be on Thursday.
Russia’s Valery Morozov on facing an Ireland with plenty to prove on Thursday
- England's Billy Vunipola on how team psychologist Corinne Reid helped deal with the disappointment of England's RWC 2015 campaign.
- USA attack coach Greg McWilliams on the spirit his team brings into clashes with more highly favoured teams.