New Zealand won't get carried away with predictions of Tri-Nations and World Cup success and will take care of "what's in front of us", stand-in skipper Keven Mealamu said on Friday.
Shane Jennings has been drafted into the Ireland team for their clash with France after David Wallace was ruled out with a hamstring strain.
Jason Leonard has warned England they must perfect the art of winning close games if they are to stand any chance of regaining the World Cup.
USA Eagles Head Coach, Eddie O’Sullivan, has made eight changes to his team that started against Canada in Glendale last weekend. The USA will face Japan at 7 p.m JST on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Prince Chichbu Memorial Rugby Ground.
A sense of anticipation is building in John Barclay as he prepares to tackle Italy in Saturday's EMC Test at Murrayfield.
The Springboks will not be distracted by the upcoming World Cup when they take on the All Blacks in a Tri-Nations Test on Saturday, according to stand-in captain Victor Matfield.
Worcester back-rower and former England captain Pat Sanderson has announced his retirement after failing to recover from a shoulder injury.
Beaten by the Flying Fijians last weekend, the Ikale Tahi beat Fiji at Churchill Park in Lautoka 32-20 on Friday night. The Fijians had won 27-12 at the same venue.
Wallaby youngster James O'Connor could miss next week's Bledisloe Cup showdown with the All Blacks in Brisbane after missing a public team appearance in Sydney.
All Blacks coach Graham Henry is throwing fuel on the fire that has the Springboks under growing pressure to produce a strong performance on Saturday.
Martyn Williams will play his last Wales game at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday - and then hope he has done enough to got to the World Cup.
Wales flanker Dan Lydiate knows what to expect from Argentina - but that does not mean an easy ride in Saturday's World Cup warm-up clash.
Leinster prop Cian Healy insists Ireland are desperate to topple France at the Aviva Stadium, even though there is nothing riding on the game.
Wales are targetting victory over Argentina on Saturday as they look to build precious momentum going into the World Cup next month.
The Ospreys have handed first professional contracts to the highly-rated teenage duo of Emyr Williams and Matthew Morgan who have come through the player development pathway at the region.