rugby365.com columnist Grant Ball picks his World Cup squad and gives reasons for his selections.
Japan coach John Kirwan has named his 30-man Rugby World Cup squad and has set a target of two victories in the tournament.
Sam Warburton will become Wales' youngest World Cup captain after coach Warren Gatland revealed his 30-man squad on Monday, but Martyn Williams misses out on the chance to win his 100th cap in the tournament in New Zealand.
Conor Murray has been included in Ireland's squad for the World Cup at the expense of Munster team-mate Tomas O'Leary.
The Wallabies' three most exciting backline stars engaged in a drunken brawl in Paris last November, it was alleged on Monday, threatening to disrupt Australia's World Cup campaign.
Sam Warburton will become Wales' youngest World Cup captain when he skippers the squad in New Zealand next month.
England manager Martin Johnson will unveil his World Cup squad on Monday night, with centre Riki Flutey expected to be excluded.
Alastair Kellock will lead an experienced Scotland team at the World Cup tournament in New Zealand next month.
Despite losing narrowly to Western Province at Newlands the Lions still manage to make up a third of our Team of the Week after a good weekend for the traditional powerhouses in the Currie Cup.
James O'Connor has been suspended for Australia's deciding Tri-Nations match against New Zealand on Saturday.
The surviving players from the Wallabies' Tri-Nations series deciding defeat against the All Blacks three years ago have extra motivation for the rematch in Brisbane on Saturday.
Scotland head coach Andy Robinson announced his 30-man Rugby World Cup squad on Monday, with Alastair Kellock named as captain.
Grey College might have edged Paul Roos 36-35 in Stellenbosch, Rondebosch might have tamed visitors Wynberg 22-19 and Paarl Boys High might be celebrating a 22-13 away victory against HTS Drostdy, but the result of the weekend some might say, the year was SACSs sensational 20-13 comeback over Bishops up in leafy Newlands.
The FNB Classic Clash between Hudson Park and Cambridge produced a 34-3 win for the home side on a lovely day that started and ended well for Hudson Park.
Northerns played against Jim Fouché in Bloemfontein in a semifinal for the KOVSIE Central Region league and won an uphill battle 34-24.