- Loosehead prop Joe Moody was a late withdrawal from his Canterbury provincial rugby team on Saturday and on his way to Britain after Tony Woodcock suffered a hamstring injury in the All Blacks' final Rugby World Cup pool game.
LONDON - Wales will fight fire with fire and not allow Australia to dictate terms in the Pool A decider at Twickenham on Saturday that will decide the sides' path through the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup.
LONDON - New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu scored a late try against Tonga on Friday in his 100th test, helping his team to a thumping victory and top spot in Pool C ahead of a hectic weekend when the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals will be determined.
NEWCASTLE, England - Tonga had promised to "fight fire with fire" against the New Zealand All Blacks and they proved true to their word on Friday, but they now face the hard grind of qualifying for the next Rugby World Cup after losing their automatic slot.
NEWCASTLE, England - Holders New Zealand rampaged past Tonga with a 47-9 victory, sealed by a try from Ma'a Nonu on his 100th test appearance, to secure top spot in Pool C of the Rugby World Cup on Friday.
CARDIFF - Japan's Rugby World Cup fate could already be decided before they take on the United States in their final Pool B match in Gloucester on Sunday, but if Samoa throw them a lifeline they will be ready to grasp it.
NEWCASTLE, England - With nothing to lose, Tonga are in fighting mood for Friday’s Pool C clash with holders New Zealand as they look to end their disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign on a high note.
LONDON - Australia fullback Israel Folau has overcome an ankle injury to face Wales in Saturday's Pool A decider at a Rugby World Cup tournament he believes vindicates his decision to switch from rugby league.
CARDIFF - France may have done little to impress in the past four years, but there is nothing like a Rugby World Cup showdown to wake up Les Bleus, and Sunday’s Pool D decider against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium is just that.
LONDON - Argentina's Juan Martin Hernandez has been given a chance to play himself back into the Pumas side for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with an outing at flyhalf in the final Pool C clash against Namibia in Leicester.