Scotland's have turned their attentions to beating England on Sunday after a loss to Argentina which left them facing World Cup elimination.
There is just no doubt about the outcome of the Rugby World Cup's Pool D match between Wales and Namibia to be played in New Plymouth in the southwest corner of the North Island on Monday evening. Wales will win it and by a long way.
The South African charm offensive that has been working so well throughout the World Cup was again in full swing when Springbok coach Peter De Villiers said that Samoa is a revelation in world rugby.
Their relationship may have had its ups and downs, but after comparing Frans Steyn to Springbok stalwart Juan Smith, Peter de Villiers has shown a new-found respect for the utility back.
Argentina captain Felipe Contepomi hailed his young side's never-say-die attitude after bagging a last-ditch 13-12 victory over Scotland that saw them take a massive step to the World Cup quarterfinals.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson was left ruing "30 seconds of madness" that saw his side concede a late converted Argentinian try that handed Los Pumas a dramatic 13-12 victory.
Veteran Dan Parks missed with a drop-goal attempt one minute from time as Scotland slumped to a heartbreaking 12-13 loss to Argentina in a World Cup Pool B match on Sunday.
Sir Ian McGeechan maintains there should be no issue with England players going out to unwind during World Cup duty.
Fiji captain Deacon Manu urged Pacific teams not to let the region's trademark flamboyant rugby die after his team were marched out of the World Cup by attritional Samoa.
England have announced that they are bringing Thomas Waldrom into their World Cup squad as a permanent replacement for injured prop Andrew Sheridan.
Conor O'Shea admitted Harlequins were fortunate to maintain their unbeaten Premiership record with a 17-15 victory over Worcester at Sixways.
London Irish head coach Toby Booth praised Jonathan Joseph and Tom Homer after the 46-29 Premiership home victory over bottom club Newcastle.
Gloucester head coach Bryan Redpath hailed his "outstanding" forwards after the 23-6 Premiership win over local rivals Bath at Kingsholm.
Samoa are hopeful influential flyhalf Tusi Pisi will be fit for this week's vital clash with South Africa after he withdrew during the 27-7 win over Fiji.
Leicester boss Richard Cockerill admitted his under-strength side's poor defending was their failing in their 50-25 homd defeat to Saracens.