Brian O'Driscoll explains how he appreciated the support of other senior players when he was captain: "I found that when I had to say less and other people were doing the talking for me, that we were in a great place."
Italy full-back Andrea Masi plans out his long-term ambitions looking towards 2015: "My aim is to reach the next World Cup with Italy. I have to make sure I keep playing well if I am going to do that, starting with the game against England."
France captain Thierry Dusautoir tries to put les Bleus' struggles into context: "We're less joyous than we were after November and it's tough to live with. But that's part of sport and we have to show our character."
Wales second row Ian Evans has been impressed by the performances of his teammate Andrew Coombs so far in the RBS 6 Nations: "A lot of people put a lot of doubt in Andrew's corner. But the true professional he is, he came out fighting and showed what kind of qualities he has got. It has added to our strength in depth within the second row. We probably did lack that at one point, and now we are looking quite healthy again in that area."
Shaun Edwards enjoys a little banter with Scott Johnson ahead of the clash with Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday: "He is good for the game and I am very happy that he said what he did because we are on a great run in the Six Nations. We are very pleased with that and we hope to continue it. Thank you very much Scott."
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg admits the Welsh back three is among the very best in the game: "In Leigh Halfpenny, George North and Alex Cuthbert they have a back three that are incredible, possibly the best in rugby. But these are exciting times and hopefully we can come away with a win."
Stuart Lancaster admits he has no intention of making sweeping changes to his Grand Slam-chasing England team: "There won't be wholesale changes. We'll be consistent with selection. One or two people have waited patiently [such as] scrum-half Danny Care and prop Mako Vunipola."