Even though his team delivered one of their best performances in recent times, Springbok skipper John Smit would not accept that his team's 49-3 victory over Fiji was a breakthrough.
Six superb tries showed that South Africa are capable of playing a less predictable game, Springbok lock Danie Rossouw said after his team's 49-3 World Cup victory over Fiji on Saturday.
France coach Marc Lievremont, renowned for his bizarre utterances, has been at it again - saying he was impressed by the All Blacks's 83-7 demolition of Japan, adding that his side would have been incapable of such a performance.
France coach Marc Lievremont has blasted World Cup organisers for unfair scheduling of the World Cup's smaller nations saying they were acting out of an "Anglo-Saxon logic."
The Blue Bulls kept their slim play-off hopes alive when they edged Western Province 28-20 in a thrilling Currie Cup match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Harlequins continued their winning start to the season with a convincing 42-6 bonus-point victory over Gloucester at the Stoop on Saturday.
Close-season signing Fraser McKenzie opened his scoring account as Sale handed Wasps their first defeat, a 29-18 loss at Adams Park.
A Steve Mafi try three minutes from time rescued Leicester from defeat at Kingston Park as they beat Newcastle 27-26 in a thrilling contest.
A penalty two minutes from time by Tom Homer gave London Irish their first Premiership victory of the season as they won 14-13 at Northampton.
The Pumas picked up their first win of the Currie Cup season, entrenching Griquas further down the bottom half of the log with a narrow 34-31 victory in Kimberley on Saturday.
Ospreys produced a second-half comeback to win 32-27 at Treviso and maintain their 100% start to the RaboDirect Pro12 season.
The 2011 World Cup final looks set to be a battle of the hemispheres following Ireland's 15-6 upset of Australia at Eden Park.
Ireland's heroic victory over Australia in Auckland has already sparked wild, although somewhat premature speculation about possible World Cup quarterfinal match-ups.
Talented young Free State flyhalf Johan Goosen scored in every way possible as he contributed 29 points in his team's 53-32 Currie Cup win over the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Wallabies were crestfallen after a shattering try-less 15-6 mugging by Ireland to turn their World Cup campaign upside down at Eden Park on Saturday.