Nick de Luca said he would be "totally devastated" if he fails to make Scotland's World Cup squad following his man-of-the-match performance in their final warm-up test against Italy.
Warren Gatland insists Wales will enter the World Cup in New Zealand better placed than ever before after recording a 28-13 victory of Argentina at the Millennium Stadium.
Nikki Walker, the 24-times capped Scotland wing, will miss the World Cup in New Zealand next month on account of the knee injury he sustained in the closing stages of the Test against Italy at Murrayfield at the weekend.
Brian O'Driscoll says there are no 'panic buttons' being pressed after Ireland lost 22-26 to France on Saturday, their third World Cup warm-up defeat in a row.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry remained convinced his team were on the right track, despite being given a reminder of a recurring World Cup nightmare when a second-string side were beaten 18-5 by South Africa in a Tri-Nations Test at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this weekend.
Australian flyhalf Quade Cooper could assume the kicking duties in the Wallabies' Tri-Nations decider against New Zealand on Saturday, if James O'Connor is suspended for disciplinary lapses.
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was a mightily relieved man after his side's 18-5 Tri-Nations victory over the All Blacks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Wallaby star James O'Connor on Sunday apologised for missing last week's World Cup squad announcement and said he was willing to take his punishment.
Sharks coach John Plumtree has put his team on notice, after their a scrappy 23-3 Currie Cup win over the Leopards in Durban last Friday.
Felix Jones has been ruled out of contention for Ireland's World Cup squad with the foot injury sustained in the 26-22 defeat by France.
Johannesburg-born-and-raised Demetri Catrakilis, seen as the new saviour of Western Province, may well have established himself as the Cape Town team's most pivotal player ... literally.
Toulouse flank Thierry Dusautoir will skipper France's 30-strong World Cup squad to travel to New Zealand for the September 9 to October 23 tournament.
When their plans fail, they fail miserably, but when those plans work as it did in last Friday's 44-20 victory over the Griquas, the Blue Bulls will remain one of the top contenders in the Currie Cup competition.
Jerry Flannery's inclusion in Ireland's World Cup squad on Monday will end a battle with injury that left him "mentally broken".
Scotland head coach Andy Robinson will reveal his World Cup squad on Monday after securing a 100 per cent record from two warm-up matches.