New Zealand captain Richie McCaw says he is excited to have the World Cup under way after his side's 41-10 win over Tonga on Friday.
New Zealand got their World Cup challenge off to a solid start with a 41-10 win over Tonga in Friday's Pool A clash at Eden Park in Auckland.
The organisers of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International have introduced three new playing regulations - all of which will help tighten up this exciting student rugby tournament ahead of its fifth edition.
New Zealand got their World Cup campaign off to a victorious start, but it was far from convincing as they beat a willing Tongan team 41-10 in Auckland on Friday.
John Barclay has called on Scotland to get off to a fast start when they get their World Cup challenge underway against Romania.
High-spirited training with punches thrown was "healthy competition" within the Wallaby squad in the countdown to Sunday's opening World Cup game, centre Anthony Fainga'a said on Friday.
Wales coach Warren Gatland is relishing the prospect of unleashing "attacking players" James Hook and Rhys Priestland on South Africa.
In 2007, the Pumas had their best time ever at the World Cup, as Augustine Pichot led, they twice disposed of France, the employer of so many Argentinians.
The seventh Rugby World Cup was officially declared open at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland on Friday.
Leeds prop Mike MacDonald is set to break the USA appearance record after he was selected for the World Cup opener against Ireland.
With the World Cup team news coming thick and fast, we will continue with grouping our team announcements - along with our regular team announcement stories - to ensure that nothing slips through the net during RWC 2011.
The Wallabies are wary of an Italian ambush in their World Cup opener at North Harbour on Sunday and they are flagging an almighty forwards struggle with the Azzurri as they chase a record third Webb Ellis Cup.
Fiji hope an explosive World Cup start against ultra-minnows Namibia will help banish a troubled build-up and propel them towards a second successive quarterfinal.
Welsh loose forward Ryan Jones' run of bad luck at World Cups may be about to continue because of a calf injury which has put his future at the tournament in doubt.
South Africa may be missing second row giant Bakkies Botha, but there will be no let-up in their forward play when they face Wales on Sunday.