It will be anyone but Australia when Ireland soaks up the majority of the 'neutral' New Zealand support for their World Cup showdown at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday.
Impressively bearded Canadian flank Adam Kleeberger has disappointed his growing army of fans by announcing he will lose his trademark whiskers at the end of the World Cup.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will take momentum with them into Sunday's critical World Cup clash against Samoa.
Georgia have made just the one change to their line-up for the Pool B encounter with England on Sunday.
It's the pragmatic against the romantic, when South Africa and Fiji meet ... the pedestrian against the flamboyant, the hard minds in hard bodies against the free spirits of the islanders and it is the hard men who are much more likely to win.
France set off for Napier on Friday and Sunday's match against Canada determined to put behind them a faltering start to the World Cup that has left its traces.
Pat Lambie will make his World Cup debut for South Africa against Fiji in Wellington at the weekend with much expected of the rising young Springboks talent.
United States skipper Todd Clever on Friday became the second player to be cited at the World Cup.
Australia flanker David Pocock is a doubt for the crunch World Cup pool game with Ireland after he missed training on Friday.
Rory Best insists Ireland will embrace the support of New Zealand when they face Australia at Eden Park on Saturday.
England manager Martin Johnson has insisted he will not be 'locking his players away' despite criticism over a team night out in Queenstown.
Italy coach Nick Mallett has retained just three of his starting XV from the loss to Australia for the clash with Russia.
Canada head coach Kieran Crowley has named an unchanged 22-man squad for Sunday's World Cup Pool A clash with France.
Wales have opted to name an unchanged line-up for the crunch World Cup clash with Samoa in Hamilton on Sunday.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has named an unchanged Wales side to play Samoa in a World Cup Pool C match at Hamilton on Tuesday.