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International Rugby Board chairman Bernard Lapasset declared New Zealand ready Sunday to host an "extraordinary" World Cup despite questions about the tournament make-up and unsold tickets.
South Africa's players have carefully sidestepped the bait laid out by Welch coach Warren Gatland, just a week ahead of their opening encounter at the World Cup.
The Rugby World Cup 2011 referees have arrived in New Zealand and will be in peak physical condition for the World Cup, thanks to an innovative physical monitoring and conditioning programme.
World Cup All Black Cory Jane has explained why he decided to buck the trend and remain in Wellington - playing or the Hurricanes (Super Rugby) and Lions (NPC) next year.
A Saturday of surprises set Round 2 of the Top 14 going. From the low-scoring, tryless draw in Biarritz to the lavish match in Colombes, the shock result in Montpellier, the whitewash in Toulon, the floundering of the Parisians down Toulouse way and a first victory for the newly promoted in Bordeaux.
Champions Munster got their Pro12 title defence off to a winning start keeping the Newport Gwent Dragons tryless in their 20-12 victory at Musgrave Park on Saturday.
Leicester Tigers flyhalf George Ford missed two drop goals as the Exeter Chiefs secured a shock 30-28 win at Welford Road on the opening day of the new Premiership season on Saturday.
After his side's 39-27 victory over the Blue Bulls in Pretoria Sharks coach John Plumtree admitted that there was room for improvement on both attack and defence.
World Cup debutant Juan de Jongh was overwhelmed by the Springbok team's farewell and the reception they received from hundreds of supporters when they arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, late on Friday.
The Free State Cheetahs thrashed the Leopards, outscoring the home side by nine tries to two in Potchefstroom to register a dominant 64-17 victory in their Currie Cup match on Saturday.
The Sharks showed great composure and regularly punished the ill-discipline of their opponents to secure a solid 39-27 victory over the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
A late surge from Western Province clinched a tense 41-35 victory over Griquas for the visitors in what was an entertaining spectacle of running rugby in Kimberley on Saturday.
Two-time World Cup finalists France look set to be without three key backs for their World Cup opener against Japan in North Harbour next Saturday according to French assistant coach Emile Ntamack.
The All Blacks on Saturday said they are ready to challenge for the World Cup as they shrugged off a barrage of grim news just six days before they open the tournament on home soil against Tonga.
England manager Martin Johnson admitted Saturday to concerns about playing Argentina first up in the World Cup given the South Americans' record of upsetting the form book.
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