It was the third day of the Rugby Canada National Championship in Calgary, and while most of the games went according to the form sheet, in the men's U16 category it was the story of an improbable semi-final win by Newfoundland that captured the interest of the day.
In the final build-up match to the Rugby World Cup, Japan narrowly defeated the Eagles 20-14 at the Prince Chichbu Memorial Rugby Ground on a wet Sunday evening.
This is a list of SA Schools players since the first team was chosen in 1974. An asterisk marks those who became Springboks. There are not many of them.
Japan, beaten by Italy last weekend, came back from 14-8 down at half time to defeat the USA Eagles 20-14 at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo on Sunday night.
Rookie Springbok utility back Patrick Lambie will face an anxious 24 hours as he awaits a medical report on his injured shoulder.
All Black coach Graham Henry was lavish with his praise of the Springboks, following South Africa's 18-5 Tri-Nations victory over New Zealand in Port Elizabeth at the weekend.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has applied the finishing touches to a World Cup squad that will be short on surprises.
Ireland World Cup hopeful Felix Jones has been ruled out of the tournament in New Zealand after damaging a foot ligament in Saturday's warm-up against France.
Nick de Luca said he would be "totally devastated" if he fails to make Scotland's World Cup squad following his man-of-the-match performance in their final warm-up test against Italy.
Warren Gatland insists Wales will enter the World Cup in New Zealand better placed than ever before after recording a 28-13 victory of Argentina at the Millennium Stadium.
Nikki Walker, the 24-times capped Scotland wing, will miss the World Cup in New Zealand next month on account of the knee injury he sustained in the closing stages of the Test against Italy at Murrayfield at the weekend.
Brian O'Driscoll says there are no 'panic buttons' being pressed after Ireland lost 22-26 to France on Saturday, their third World Cup warm-up defeat in a row.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry remained convinced his team were on the right track, despite being given a reminder of a recurring World Cup nightmare when a second-string side were beaten 18-5 by South Africa in a Tri-Nations Test at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this weekend.
Australian flyhalf Quade Cooper could assume the kicking duties in the Wallabies' Tri-Nations decider against New Zealand on Saturday, if James O'Connor is suspended for disciplinary lapses.
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was a mightily relieved man after his side's 18-5 Tri-Nations victory over the All Blacks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.