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Wales shattered their 20-year jinx against World Cup bogey side Samoa on Sunday with a tense 17-10 win to keep their tournament hopes alive.
Samoa cursed a disallowed try which denied them a third World Cup upset over Wales Sunday and rocked their tournament hopes - but insisted they could still reach the quarterfinals.
Georgia coach Richie Dixon said his side had earned the "respect" of a global television audience following a gutsy and skilled display during a 41-10 World Cup defeat by England.
Any World Cup confidence among the big three southern teams - New Zealand, Australia and South Africa - has been knocked by Ireland's upset win over Australia, the All Blacks said on Sunday.
One wonders what maverick French boss Marc Lievremont will think after his team's sloppy World Cup Pool A victory over Canada on Sunday?
A Vincent Clerc hat-trick inspired France to an otherwise messy 46-19 victory over a determined Canada side in Hamilton on Sunday.
Injury-hit Japan have been forced to call up two new players - Ippei Asada and Bryce Robins - to replace scrumhalf Tomoki Yoshida and centre Yuta Imamura.
Coach Declan Kidney prefers historians to debate whether Ireland's heart-pumping World Cup victory over Australia was its greatest but he says it was nice to finally get one over the Wallabies.
Fiji flank Dominiko Waqaniburotu has been cited for making a dangerous tip tackle during the World Cup Pool D match against South Africa on Saturday.
England began their World Cup Pool B clash against Georgia very slowly. In the end they ran out deserved 41-10 winners against their committed opponents, but manager Martin Johnson might have a few selection headaches ahead of their next fixture.
England struggled to a 41-10 win over Georgia in a tight match where the minnows once again had one of the tournament favourites finding life tough.
Wales had to produced a steely defence on their own tryline to keep a tirade of Samoan attacks at bay, but that's exactly what they did to claim a 17-10 victory.
Wales held off a spirited Samoa onslaught for a 17-10 victory that keeps their World Cup hopes alive in what was a ferocious encounter in Hamilton on Sunday.
The big result with weekend was in Saturday's match in Paris when Clermont went up to play and consolidated themselves at the top of the log. It's early days but a notable win.
Dan Biggar kicked 19 points as the Ospreys continued their flying start to the Pro12 season by coming from behind to beat Treviso 32-27 at Stadio di Monigo.
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