England great Lawrence Dallaglio says this year's World Cup in New Zealand has come too soon for the current squad to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, but has backed them to triumph on home soil in 2015.
The 15-member winter population of Antarctica's Scott Base - 13 New Zealanders, an Australian and an Irishman - will have the opportunity to watch all 48 matches of the World Cup on television.
England hooker Steve Thompson is determined to make the most of being at this year's World Cup in New Zealand having already retired once from the sport.
England captain Lewis Moody is confident he is "on the right path" to proving his fitness for the opening Rugby World Cup clash with Argentina.
Drop-goals will be decisive in close-run games at this month's World Cup, Super Rugby-winning coach Ewen McKenzie said on Thursday.
Steve Thompson has revealed how Martin Johnson laughed at him when he asked the England manager about his chances of an international comeback.
Selected quotes of Peter de Villiers since he became Springbok coach almost four years ago.
Springbok Peter de Villiers is an exception to the rule that results and trophies define coaches.
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.