Sonny Bill Williams looks to have earned himself a starring role in New Zealand's World Cup campaign after a try-scoring first outing on the wing - with just a few days' practice under his belt.
South Africa's power game proved too much for Fiji as the reigning world champions ran in six tries to go top of Pool D after a 49-3 win.
South Africa scored a moral-boosting and heart-warming 49-3 win over Fiji in their World Cup encounter in Wellington on Saturday.
England centre Shontayne Hape has admitted he is "itching to get out there" ahead of his World Cup debut against Georgia.
The Springboks produced an impressive display of controlled rugby as they swept Fiji aside, scoring six tries on their way to a convincing 49-3 victory in Wellington on Saturday.
Australia flanker David Pocock has been withdrawn from the Wallabies side to face Ireland in Saturday's Rugby World Cup clash.
Stereotypes suggest that this will be a massive physical clash and nothing much besides. That is unlikely to happen. Surely this time England will want the backs running, especially clever Ben Foden and try-hungry Chris Ashton.
Argentina ran in six tries in an entertaining World Cup Pool B 43-8 victory over Romania in Invercargill on Saturday.
The Pumas bolted out of the blocks in Invercargill as they put the Romanian Oaks to the sword, recording a resounding 43-8 victory in their Pool B clash on Saturday.
Argentina put together a scintillating first-half display of running rugby to brush aside the challenge of Romania, who they beat 43-8 at Rugby Park in Invercargill on Saturday.
The neutrals will be backing Canada to pull off a second upset at the World Cup when they take on France in Napier on Sunday.
The Wallabies have suffered a a late blow ahead of their important clash with Ireland in Auckland with the news that breakdown ace David Pocock will not be able to play.
Gregor Hunter went some way to making a name for himself in Edinburgh colours as his try handed the Scots their first win of the new Pro12 season, seeing off previously unbeaten Connacht 19-14 at Murrayfield.
Unlucky Wales will need to cast off the bitter disappointment of their one-point loss to defending champions South Africa as they prepare for a crucial Rugby World Cup clash with the dangerous Samoa on Sunday.
France's loosehead prop has injured his upper leg and his future at the World Cup is in jeopardy.