Bakkies Botha is ready to give injury-hit world champions South Africa a timely boost by returning in Saturday's Pool D clash with Fiji.
Scotland arrived in Wellington on Thursday where they will bid to qualify for the World Cup knockout stages with victory over Argentina.
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe is confident Argentina can cope with the loss of "star" captain Felipe Contepomi against Romania in Invercargill.
Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has made three changes to his run-on team that will face the Blue Bulls in their Currie Cup North-South derby in Pretoria on Saturday.
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.
Rugby's minnows have been the revelation of this World Cup but many are hampered by tight scheduling which has left them facing two games in one week, while the sport's giants have twice as long to recover.
Russia's dream of a winning World Cup debut floundered on the rocks of set-piece inadequacy on Thursday, but minds were immediately turned to upcoming potentially trickier pool games.
Lions kicking coach Carlos Spencer says his team are not yet worried about the knockout stages of the Currie Cup, and are only focussing on their match against the Leopards in Potchefstroom on Friday.
The USA Eagles were left delighted to have claimed only their third win in six World Cup appearances after a tough 13-6 victory over debutants Russia.
Saracens have revealed their revised proposal for the refurbishment of Barnet Copthall Stadium.
Sharks coach John Plumtree has tweaked his side for the clash with the Cheetahs on Saturday, with veteran Stefan Terblanche moving back to fullback to make room for Marius Joubert in the midfield.
Toby Flood insisted he was not involved in a competition with former Newcastle mentor Jonny Wilkinson even though both men are vying to be England's starting flyhalf at the World Cup.
USA captain Todd Clever admitted he was a nervous man after his side held off a late rally from Russia to win their World Cup Pool C encounter.
The fierce Fijians will go to ground if they are tackled the right way, and that is what Springbok fullback Patrick Lambie intends to do on Saturday.
Hamilton is not Bloemfontein. This week's World Cup match between mighty New Zealand and eager Japan will not be a repeat of 1995, the Nagasaki of Japanese rugby.