Bradley Davies was a 20-year-old forward finding his feet as a professional player when Wales imploded against Fiji at the 2007 World Cup.
The big result in this round was that absorbing, then thrilling one-try match in the wind and the rain - Argentina vs Georgia. We give statistics from that match and the eight before it, plus some totals. The stats for Ball in Play time show that the ball was in play during this wet and windy match for longer than in any other match at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.. The referee was Wayne Barnes.
Kenny Logan insists that Andy Robinson should not be sacked if Scotland exit the World Cup this weekend.
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has made just two changes, both in the forwards pack, for their vital Currie Cup clash with the front-running Lions at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein this weekend.
Western Province assistant coach Matthew Proudfoot is tired of his side's patchy displays this season and has called for an 80 minute performance in their crucial clash with the Sharks this weekend.
Rob Kearney wants Ireland to call upon all their Heineken Cup experience as they prepare to play knockout rugby a week early at the World Cup.
Wales assistant Neil Jenkins knows the team must match the southern hemisphere sides physically if they are to achieve World Cup success.
The United States Eagles bowed out of the World Cup on Tuesday with a 27-10 loss to Italy amid an uproar over scheduling as they played their fourth match in 16 days.
Sharks coach John Plumtree remains unconvinced about his side's championship credentials and has challenged his players to raise their standards as the Currie Cup edges closer to its climax.
Canada and Japan played out only the third draw in the history of the Rugby World Cup, finishing 23-23 at McLean Park on Tuesday.
After nearly a month of pre-season training, Dartmouth Rugby finally began its fall season in earnest with the opening of the Ivy Rugby 15s season. The first weekend of conference play saw the Big Green make a road swing through New York to take on Cornell and Columbia, and as has been the case in the past, they made easy work of their less experienced opponents.
Knockout competition has come a week early for Ireland at the World Cup, but they are more than ready for the challenge as most of their players have a wealth of experience to draw upon.
How unlikely is a drawn Test match? No, we're not talking cricket either? And in a World Cup where ultimately it's do or die. Yet Canada and Japan have achieved the impossible and played to a World Cup draw not once, but twice!
The All Blacks will not allow emotion to cloud selection decisions as they seek to gain momentum heading into the World Cup's knockout stages, assistant coach Wayne Smith said on Tuesday.
England are expecting a ferocious battle against desperate Scotland as they fight to avoid World Cup heart-break in this week's make-or-break final pool game.