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Canada have always prided themselves on producing strong forwards, but scrum coach Mike Shelley is confident intensive camps will have boosted his pack's technical finesse further for World Cup 2011.
Australia's David Pocock could barely contain his pride when informed by journalists on Thursday that one of his childhood rugby heroes had labelled him the world's best flank.
They may joke and put on a relaxed air in public, but the All Blacks could not hide their edge and resolve to make an emphatic statement when they open the World Cup against Tonga in Auckland on Friday.
New Zealand's High-profile Rugby League convert Sonny Bill Williams may have been told by the coaching staff to "tone down" his extravagant on-field display, but teammate Ma'a Nonu feels he will be a major asset.
South Africans should focus their attention on the Springboks and not on issues like transformation, sport minister Fikile Mbalula said in New Zealand.
South Africa will rely on their experience and proven ability to make the right decision at the right time to defend their World Cup crown, according to assistant coach Dick Muir.
South African enforcer Bakkies Botha is unlikely to feature in the Springboks' opening match of the World Cup against Wales on Sunday, according to assistant coach Dick Muir.
Romania will have six changes from the team that beat Ukraine 41-16 last month, when they take on Scotland in a World Cup Pool B opener at Invercargill on Saturday.
Japan pledged on Thursday to unleash an all-new "Japanese style" to rival France's "champagne rugby" at the World Cup, as they announced a strong line-up to face the European heavyweights this weekend.
Fiji on Thursday named former soldier Leone Nakarawa in their World Cup team to face Namibia, after he was at the centre of a visa row targeting the country's military government.
Chris Paterson will become the first Scottish player to appear at four World Cup tournaments after he was named to face Romania in Invercargill on Saturday.
Delon Armitage will start a Test on the wing for the first time, after Mark Cueto was ruled out of England's World Cup opener against Argentina in Dunedin on Saturday through injury.
Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar feels his team does not have a discipline problem, but they just need to "adjust quicker" to referees.
England's World Cup campaign was dealt another crippling injury blow, with reports that veteran wing Mark Cueto has been ruled out of their tournament opener.
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.
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.
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The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
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The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.