Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll is convinced Conor Murray has the temperament to make a success of his full Test debut.
Wales forward Ryan Jones is fighting to avoid injury destroying his hopes of playing in the World Cup.
France scored 22 points in the last 13 minutes to avoid major blushes in a 47-21 win over Japan in Albany on Saturday.
Twenty-four points in 13 minutes late in the second half helped France to a 47-21 win over Japan in their opening World Cup match at the North Harbour Stadium in Albany on Saturday.
France overcame some anxious moments before they finally saw off the threat of Japan 47-21 in Saturday's World Cup Pool A clash in North Shore.
Scotland head coach Andy Robinson expressed relief after the 34-24 World Cup opening win over Romania in Invercargill on Saturday.
Scotland were given a fright before they held on to open their World Cup challenge with a 34-24 victory over Romania at a blustery Rugby Park.
Fiji showed their attacking prowess as they overcame a brave Namibia display 49-25 in Saturday's World Cup Pool D clash in Rotorua.
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea hailed his team's adventure after they beat Northampton 26-13 in the Aviva Premiership on Friday.
Steve Diamond paid tribute to Sale scrum-half Dwayne Peel after he inspired a 30-29 home victory over London Irish in the Aviva Premiership.
Two draws in France's Top 14 in Round 3 and an away win for Castres in Biarritz are probably the main features of Friday's results. And then Agen stay unbeaten though newly promoted Lyon gave them a hard time. At last Montpellier gained a point, and that far from home in Paris.
Vereniki Goneva scored four tries as Fiji beat a willing Namibian team 49-25 in their opening match at the World Cup at the Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday.
If the opening match of the World Cup is anything to go by, Springbok forwards' coach Gary Gold will be proven right on the money, saying on Saturday that solid scrumming will be very important when South Africa take on Wales on Sunday.
Sonny Bill Williams, Richard Kahui and Israel Dagg won special praise but the All Blacks overall performance failed to inspire the country when they beat Tonga 41-10 in the World Cup opener.
Phew! Scotland will be breathing a huge sigh of relief after their 34-24 Pool B win over Romania on Saturday. What will worry them, however, was the performance of their tight five.