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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.
Japan has had a taste of the wet and cold conditions likely to greet teams at the World Cup and many of its players aren't impressed.
New signing Pat says he cannot wait to get stuck into action with the Exeter Chiefs, after arriving at Sandy Park on Friday.
Canterbury won their fourth successive NPC title, when they beat Waikato 12-3 in the first-ever tryless Final at the Waikato Stadium, in Hamilton, on Saturday.
Their opening match may be just over a week away, but Wales coach Warren Gatland wasted no time in getting the first shot in, in what is sure to be an interesting verbal stoush in the coming days.
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers, true to form, marked his arrival in New Zealand with a statement that raised the eyebrows.
South Africa coach Peter de Villiers again rated New Zealand as the favourites at the World Cup, but dismissed out of hand the notion that the Springboks are the most prone to kicking.
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