Luke Fitzgerald will start at inside centre in place of the injured Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s World Cup opener against Canada at the Milennium Stadium.
South African-born Scott Spedding will start at fullback in France’s World Cup opener against Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.
Hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini will captain Italy in their World Cup opener against France at Twickenham on Saturday.
Heyneke Meyer says he wants to afford Jean de Villiers the opportunity to ‘lay down his marker as captain’ in his preferred position when the Springboks take on Japan.
Highlights from South Africa's official welcome ceremony at Winter Gardens, Eastbourne.
World Rugby welcomes Tonga to England and chats to Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.
Zane Kirchner will start at fullback in the Springboks’ World Cup opener against Japan in Brighton on Saturday.
The former winger looks back on the Springboks' successful campaign.
Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis believes the value of experience cannot be underestimated at the World Cup, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Fourie du Preez expects Japan coach Eddie Jones to 'pull out a few tricks' for Saturday's World Cup match in Brighton.