Graeme Morrison insists Scotland have done their homework on opening World Cup opponents Romania.
Martin Johnson says England's walking wounded will all be back in contention for selection for their opening World Cup clash against Argentina.
The Springboks are not the only South Africans going to the World Cup. There are others, too, playing for Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Namibia and the USA. We look at their schools. There are no marks for guessing which school will have the most Old Boys at the World Cup but there may be a mark for guessing who had second most.
Romania winger Catalin Fercu has revealed he pulled out of the World Cup squad at the last minute due to a fear of flying.
Kelly Brown and Neil de Kock have followed the lead of Steve Borthwick in signing new contracts with the Premiership champions.
England manager Martin Johnson has confirmed the team will make a goodwill visit to Christchurch before the start of the Rugby World Cup.
Warren Gatland has sought the opinion of Gareth Jenkins as Wales look to avoid a repeat of their early World Cup exit four years ago.
Lawrence Dallaglio believes the current England squad have the ability to win the World Cup - but not for another four years.
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A wave of Pacific Islander players is powering New Zealand's World Cup dream, with almost a third of the All Blacks' 30-man squad boasting Pacific heritage.
With the start of the second half of the season, Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar said his team will look to find consistency in the Currie Cup, as they prepare to meet the Sharks at Loftus on Saturday.
Leinster flyhalf Ian McKinley has been forced into early retirement due to an injury that has resulted in him losing the sight in his left eye.
Italy coach Nick Mallett pointed the finger at the country's two Celtic League clubs, Treviso and Aironi, for landing him with a flyhalf headache as he leaves for New Zealand to take part in the World Cup.
With Ireland having failed to progress beyond the World Cup quarterfinals in six attempts, coach Declan Kidney wanted to use an intensive series of four warm-up tests to build confidence and continuity to take to New Zealand.
Marc Lievremont's contested reign as France coach will come to an end after the World Cup, giving him one last chance to prove he can turn the famously flamboyant but inconsistent French into champions.