Leeds Carnegie have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign USA scrum-half Robbie Shaw for the rest of the season.
Prop Paul James insists Wales are in the best physical and mental shape for their mouth-watering World Cup opener against South Africa.
Nick De Luca has insisted that Scotland will not be taking anything for granted against Romania on Saturday.
Donncha O'Callaghan believes Eddie O'Sullivan's inside knowledge of Ireland will make the United States and dangerous opponent.
Sharks coach John Plumtree is convinced that his side will have to play better than they did against the Blue Bulls if they want to beat the winless Pumas in Durban this weekend.
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Scoring two tries and grinding it out from there should be enough to get a team home in the World Cup, according to England's attack coach Brian Smith.
Japan face a huge task in their opening World Cup match against France on Saturday but coach John Kirwan wants his players to show courage through adversity.
Discarded All Black wing Hosea Gear will remain in New Zealand, after it was confirmed he had signed with the Highlanders for the 2012 Super Rugby season.
Self-confessed tweeting fanatic, All Blacks wing Cory Jane, said Monday he was suffering severe withdrawal pangs after the team management imposed a Twitter ban until the end of the World Cup.
England captain Lewis Moody has been ruled out of the World Cup opener against Argentina on Saturday.
Cian Healy and Gordon D'Arcy joined their Irish teammates in New Zealand on Monday following their delayed departures for the World Cup due to injuries, team officials said.
South African coach Peter de Villiers promised to "try to behave" and live up to the honour bestowed on him after being declared an honorary Maori when the team received their official welcome to Wellington on Monday.
The seventh edition of the World Cup gets underway in Auckland on Friday, when hosts New Zealand face Tonga. Jan de Koning looks back and picks his All-time best XV!