The big cats of the Currie Cup dominate our Team of the Week selection this week with more than half the team made up of Lions and Cheetahs players after some intense battles.
The brother of a September 11 victim flew to New Zealand to be with the United States team Sunday and presented their match jerseys at a emotional ceremony before their World Cup game against Ireland.
Tonga Monday announced an all-new line-up for their World Cup game against Canada, with 11 personnel changes and the remaining four players moved to different positions.
Georgia put faith in their European Nations Cup-winning team Monday for this week's World Cup opener with Scotland.
Coach Marc Lievremont's outburst at some of his players for the way they performed in the win over Japan has unearthed fault lines in his squad that threaten to undermine France's World Cup campaign.
England flank James Haskell has said it's vital England raise their game against World Cup outsiders Georgia if they are to avoid being on the wrong end of a shock defeat.
Columnist Grant Ball says Peter de Villiers has to start facing facts and make some tough decisions - the first of those regarding John Smit.
Wales look to have emerged from their brutal World Cup battle against South Africa with a clean bill of health.
The opening weekend of the World Cup is over and after eight exciting matches we name our first Team of the Week - an interesting mix that includes a fair collection of players from the minnows.
Ireland may have made a faltering start to the World Cup but manager Paul McNaughton insists they still have the capacity to stun Australia.
Wales retreated to the calm waters of Lake Taupo on Monday after making enough waves to suggest they mean serious World Cup business.
Ben Youngs put three frustrating months behind him with his match-winning contribution for England in their Rugby World Cup opener.
Scotland prop Euan Murray will seek to impose himself in Wednesday's World Cup Pool B clash with Georgia and leave a lasting impression.
South Africa are set to be without lock Victor Matfield and centre Jean de Villiers for their World Cup Pool D match with Fiji on Saturday.
Andy Robinson has opted to meet fire with fire in Scotland's World Cup Pool B clash with Georgia and called for his team to get physical.