Japan No.8 Ryukoliniasi Holani was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup on Sunday with a knee injury, becoming the team's second player to withdraw.
Argentina centre Gonzalo Tiesi was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup on Sunday after their crunching opening defeat to England which also left captain Felipe Contepomi struggling with bruised ribs.
Wales will consider themselves desperately unlucky not to walk away with a win after going down 17-16 to the Springboks on Sunday.
Wales coach Warren Gatland lamented missed opportunities after the 17-16 defeat to South Africa in their World Cup opener in Wellington.
Defending champions South Africa managed to start their campaign on a winning note, with a nailbiting 17-16 squeaker over Wales in Wellington on Sunday.
Wales were left wondering what could have been as they were edged out 17-16 by South Africa in their opening World Cup game in Wellington.
In a very tightly contested match the Springboks held onto a 17-16 victory against a fiery Welsh side to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start, albeit only just.
Coach Nick Mallett singled out Australia's much-improved scrum for praise as the Wallabies put the cleaners through Italy 32-6 to open their World Cup campaign at North Harbour on Sunday.
Mark McCall was delighted at the way Saracens bounced back from defeat by Wasps on the opening day to snatch a win on the road at Bath.
Rob Baxter hopes Exeter can continue their good start to the season after a 32-15 win over Newcastle took them top of the Aviva Premiership.
Bryan Redpath praised a "workmanlike" display from Gloucester as they picked up their first win of the season with a 29-8 triumph at Worcester.
Richie Vernon has vowed Scotland will front up against Georgia in their second World Cup encounter after a stuttering start against Romania.
Brian O'Driscoll admits Ireland must improve considerably after they edged to a 22-10 win over the United States in their World Cup opener.
What is it with the so-called minnows at Rugby World Cup 2011? Just ask Ireland after their hard-fought 22-10 win over the USA Eagles in New Plymouth on Sunday.
Ireland, working off a superior forward pack, opened their World Cup campaign with a 22-10 win over the United States Sunday in a scrappy game played on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.