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England manager Martin Johnson said he was confident Nick Easter would be fit to continue at the World Cup as the No.8 battled to overcome a back injury.
Italy have called up hooker Franco Sbaraglini to replace Tommaso D'Apice, who was forced to return to Italy with a knee injury.
Ireland have made 10 changes, one positional, for their World Cup Pool C match with tournament newcomers Russia at Rotorua on Sunday.
Les Blues are the nemesis of the All Blacks when it comes to the World Cup and that has the All Blacks on edge going into their pivotal Pool A match on Saturday.
Felipe Contepomi will start at inside centre for Argentina in their crunch World Cup Pool B match against Scotland on Sunday despite still suffering pain from a rib injury.
Fiji have made five changes to their team for Sunday's crunch match against Samoa with half of the forward pack being shuffled and Nicky Little returning at flyhalf.
Samoa coach Titimaea Tafua has made three changes to his starting line-up for the World Cup Pool D clash with Pacific Islands rivals Fiji on Sunday.
Former All Blacks scrumhalf Byron Kelleher has insisted Saturday's crunch World Cup clash between New Zealand and bogey side France will be more than a game, but rather a battle for national honour.
While he again insisted a coach could never be completely satisfied, Springbok mentor Peter de Villiers said on Thursday he was pleased with his team's 87-0 victory over Namibia in Albany.
While the World Cup is trumpeting itself abroad, France's Top 14, without so many players, is banging on. Already it is Round 5. Already there is no such thing as an unbeaten side, already there are upsets.
Northampton Saints have a tough Aviva Premiership trip to play Sale Sharks on Friday in what will be a stiff test for both sides.
The Boland Cavaliers have a great opportunity to close in on the first place on the standings when they host the First Division log leaders, the EP Kings, in Wellington on Friday.
The Blue Bulls have a tough task if they want to keep alive their Currie Cup semifinal hopes when they travel to Johannesburg on Saturday to face the table-topping Golden Lions.
Round Four of the Pro 12 kicks-off on Friday with the champions and current leaders, Munster, travelling to the team they deposed from the top of the table, Cardiff Blues.
Wing Bryan Habana finally became South Africa's all-time leading try-scorer with one of the Springboks' 12 tries in their 87-0 rout of Namibia at the World Cup on Thursday.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
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Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
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The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.