Australian coach Robbie Deans wants the referees' crackdown at the breakdown to remain a priority throughout the World Cup, as the Wallabies shape up to Italy in their opening match at North Harbour on Sunday.
A Maori elder and a descendant of the man who created New Zealand's iconic All Black jersey hopes Argentina can take revenge on England in the teams' World Cup opener in Dunedin on Saturday.
USA Rugby Men's National Team Head Coach, Eddie O’Sullivan, has named his team that will face Ireland in the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC) opener at 6 p.m. NZST on Sunday September 11 at Stadium Taranaki in New Plymouth.
Harlequins went top of the fledgling Aviva Premiership table thanks to another superb kicking performance by Kiwi flyhalf Nick Evans during the 26-13 victory over Northampton Saints.
Simon Zebo grabbed his first try of the new Pro 12 season to help reigning champions Munster continue their perfect start to the campaign with a 23-12 defeat of Glasgow at Firhill.
James Haskell has told Argentina that England are ready to match their passion in Saturday's World Cup clash in Dunedin (kick-off 9.30am BST).
George North was a statistician's dream when he made a spectacular Test debut for Wales against South Africa last year.
Glasgow Warriors suffered a second successive defeat against Irish opposition as Munster claimed a 23-12 RaboDirect Pro12 win at Firhill.
Harlequins went top of the Premiership table with a 26-13 win over Northampton, while Sale beat London Irish 30-29 in the night's other game.
Leinster recorded their first win in this season's RaboDirect PRO12 with a 31-10 victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons at the RDS Arena.
Sale bounced back from their opening-day Premiership defeat at Worcester with a hard-fought 30-29 win over London Irish at Edgeley Park.
Harlequins moved top of the Premiership as another superb kicking performance by Nick Evans helped them to a 26-13 home win over Northampton.
The Lions kept their winning streak alive with an emphatic 41-25 victory over Griquas in a match that yielded nine tries and three yellow cards in Johannesburg on Friday.
The 2012 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International will kick-off in early February with a repeat of last year's semifinal match-ups.
Blue Bulls rugby player "Bees" Roux walked out of the Pretoria High Court a free man on Friday after being given a suspended sentence on charges of culpable homicide and drunken driving.