A year has gone by since the 2010 SA Schools and High Performance Under-18 teams were announced. To date, two of the players, Steven Kitshoff and Johan Goosen have exceeded expectations.
The colour red is ablaze among the tropical greenery of Northland as residents of New Zealand's most northerly region bedeck their streets with the national colours of Canada, Tonga and Japan to welcome the visiting Pool A teams.
Scores of New Zealand school children from the Northland region gathered at Kerikeri Domain for an open training session by the Canadian Rugby World Cup squad.
The Eastern Province leg of the @lantic Sevens rugby competition will be held at Die Brandwag in Uitenhage on Saturday, 10 september 2011. This leg was won by Grey PE last year and they will be back to defend their title against some stiff competition this year.
With the World Cup team news coming thick and fast, we will also be grouping our team announcements - along with our regular team announcement stories - to ensure that nothing slips through the net during RWC 2011.
Canada wing Taylor Paris is the youngest player at Rugby World Cup 2011, but he has not asked senior teammates what he should expect.
Canadians Jamie and Phil Mackenzie are one of the 13 pairs of brothers competing in Rugby World Cup 2011, and the duo hope to continue a winning streak that began last year.
Twelve members of the squad travelled down the road from Waitangi to Bay of Islands College in Kawakawa to interact with local students on Tuesday.
Romania assistant coach Steve McDowall believes Argentina pose a greater challenge to The Oaks than Scotland in Pool B.
Martin Corry says there is no better time for England to be facing Argentina at the World Cup, but has warned not to underestimate the Pumas.
Glenwood High School may not have had the physical stature of some of the schools they squared up to this season, but this did not stop them from picking up KwaZulu-Natal's Traditional Rugby School's award for the fourth consecutive time.
Scotland are eager to open their World Cup campaign after arriving in Invercargill on Wednesday ahead of Saturday's Pool B opener with Romania.
Do you have what it takes to make a difference on the rugby field? Like no other sport, rugby requires a perfect balance between individual performance and team work and that only comes with practice.
South African vice-captain Victor Matfield said the Springboks will be on the alert for any attempt by Wales to illegally slow the ball at the breakdown in their opening Pool D World Cup match in Wellington on Sunday.
While every team at the World Cup will feel the weight of expectation, England will face another kind of pressure when they lock horns with the Argentine scrum.