Australian hooker Stephen Moore believes that the Wallabies now have more depth and confidence in their scrum than the disintegrating set-piece that brought them shatteringly undone at the last World Cup.
Sonny Bill Williams is under orders to stick to the game plan when he returns to the All Blacks starting line-up in the World Cup opening match against Tonga on Friday.
Sonny Bill Williams is determined to take his chance after his recall for New Zealand's World Cup opener against Tonga on Friday.
France wing Vincent Clerc has backed coach Marc Lievremont's squad rotation policy, saying it is essential that everyone gets a game at a long tournament like the World Cup.
Wales prop Adam Jones believes coach Warren Gatland has changed his team's mentality ahead of their crunch opening game of the World Cup against defending champions South Africa.
Japan are gearing up for a tough examination of their set-pieces, especially the scrum, when they take on powerful France in their World Cup opener, according to forwards coach Michael Byrne.
A number of New Zealand fringe players have been given their chance to impress for Friday's World Cup opener against Tonga.
Fit-again Leigh Halfpenny insists he is happy to play wherever he needed for Wales in Sunday's World Cup opener against South Africa.
Martin Johnson has insisted it was a "no-brainer" for the England squad to head to Christchurch and show their support to earthquake-torn city.
Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is hoping he gets the first chance to impress for the World Cup Pool B opener with Romania in Invercargill.
Wallaby playmaker Quade Cooper said that he is prepared to be tagged 'public enemy number one' by the New Zealand public at the World Cup after his run-ins with All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.
Australia playmaker Quade Cooper insists he is unfazed by being "public enemy No.1" in eyes of the New Zealand public.
Rookie scrum-half Conor Murray insists he has no problem "barking orders" at Ireland and Munster legend Ronan O'Gara.
Even though the Springboks have played more matches at Wellington's Westpac Stadium, it did not necessarily mean they would have an advantage over Wales, according to Bok vice captain Victor Matfield.
Ambitious Russia start their first World Cup determined to make an immediate impression by achieving the rare feat of winning their debut game at rugby's showpiece.