Conor Murray is still struggling to come to terms with his shock inclusion in Ireland's World Cup squad.
Martin Johnson axed Riki Flutey from England's Rugby World Cup squad because he wanted to take more than two scrum-halves to New Zealand.
England manager Martin Johnson admitted injuries were a concern, as he left New Zealand-born centre Riki Flutey out of his 30-man World Cup squad on Monday.
Veteran loose forward Todd Clever will captain the United States Eagles at the World Cup tournament in New Zealand next month.
Lewis Moody has been named England's Rugby World Cup captain - just two weeks after fearing injury would rob him of a place at the tournament.
Eagles Head Coach, Eddie O’Sullivan, has selected his squad of 30 players that will represent the United States at the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC) in New Zealand next month.
England manager Martin Johnson said he feels he has "the right mix" for his team to win a record-equalling second World Cup title.
Uncapped Joe Simpson is the surprise inclusion in England's Rugby World Cup squad - and his Wasps team-mate Riki Flutey the biggest casualty.
Western Province coach Allister Coetzee took precautionary measures on Monday, giving his Lion tamers a break from training in order to manage his Currie Cup squad.
Former All Blacks utility back Luke McAlister, who has signed a three year contract with French champions Toulouse, arrived at his new club on Monday.
Geordan Murphy has been named in Ireland's World Cup squad on Monday - just 48 hours after being resigned to missing out.
The final fixture of Muirs 2011 season was a tight affair as they narrowly went down 31-32 to Graeme. It was a physical encounter and saw both sides make good use of their opportunities during the game. Muir had their noses in front going into the break with a 17-8 lead.
Wasps have suffered a major injury blow ahead of the new Premiership season after flank Tom Rees was ruled out for the majority of the campaign with a serious knee injury.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has warned defending champions South Africa that his side are determined to win the World Cup's toughest group.
Chris Paterson is on the verge of becoming the first Scot to appear in four Rugby World Cups.