Mark Cueto and Chris Ashton both scored hat-tricks as England marched to a 10-try, 67-3 World Cup rout of Romania at the Otago Stadium.
Argentina were the surprise package of the 2007 World Cup, beating hosts France for third place, but this time around they find themselves facing a must-win Pool B match against Scotland on Sunday.
Australian coach Robbie Deans was left ruing his team's growing injury count after a bruising encounter with the United States in a Pool C match that saw them get their World Cup campaign back on track.
Berrick Barnes took over the playmaker's reins with aplomb after coming on as a replacement in Australia's bruising World Cup Pool C victory over the United States.
Fiji flank Dominiko Waqaniburotu lost his appeal against a three-match ban for a dangerous tackle Saturday.
Ireland have rested many of their top players but it should not jeopardise their chances of a generous victory against minnows Russian in their Pool C match in Rotorua on Sunday.
Namibian coach Johan Diergaardt on Saturday made three changes to his starting line-up for what will be the Welwitschias' final match at the World Cup, a game against Wales in New Plymouth on Monday.
Veteran flyhalf Stephen Jones returned to the starting line-up Saturday as Wales announced a record 11 changes for their World Cup Pool D game against Namibia.
With the World Cup team news coming thick and fast, we will continue with grouping our team announcements - along with our regular team announcement stories - to ensure that nothing slips through the net during RWC 2011.
Fiji and Samoa have both promised not to let emotions get the better of them in this weekend's Pacific Islands showdown which will decide which team has a chance of - possibly - escaping the 'Pool of Death' (Pool D) in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
In cooperation with the St. Louis Rams NFL Football Club, the Missouri Rugby Union will host Rugby Day at Rams Park on October 2, 2011. A block of 500 discounted seats to Rams’ contest against the Washington Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome is available for sale through MRFU.
Last night's pool game against Australia was an enjoyable game, I have to admit the first half was way more competitive than the second, but the Eagles held their heads high and played hard against a Wallabies team with the weight of a defeat against Ireland weighing heavily on their minds.
I had an email yesterday afternoon from Mollie McCarthy in the USA Rugby coaching department. She said that one of the girls she coached in Buffalo was going to be on the X-Factor last night and that I should take a look.
Martin Johnson insists he will not think about his future as England boss until after the World Cup.
Wales' Alun-Wyn Jones is prepared to answer a possible selection SOS from coach Warren Gatland against World Cup opponents Namibia on Monday.