Wales hung on to beat Ireland 16-10 in an intense Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Dublin.
Scotland ran in six tries to overwhelm Italy 48-7 in a one-sided World Cup warm-up game at Murrayfield.
OPINION: But at least the 2003 champs are likely to be competitive, which is more than we can say for sure about France.
The beauty of the World Cup is not confined to events on the pitch.
British rugby union pundits are divided over centre Sam Burgess' inclusion in England's RWC squad.
Jean de Villiers and Duane Vermeulen have won fitness battles to be named in South Africa's RWC squad.
Stadium for 2020 Olympics won't be able to be used for 2019 RWC after revised plan and deadline.
Gifted back excited by challenge to regain starting spot in Wallabies for Rugby World Cup.
England coach reveals he broke down telling eight squad members they'd missed cut for 31-man World Cup squad.
Flanker David Pocock and utility back Kurtley Beale re-sign national contracts in a coup for Australian Rugby Union.
Hollywood star says it's a 'competitive decision' and warns All Blacks as England take Gladiator approach for Rugby World Cup.
Former Waikato and Chiefs tighthead handed Ireland starting debut against Wales on eve of RWC squad announcement.
Sam Burgess and Henry Slade, who have only one cap each, named in England's RWC squad.
Wallabies hope to use America's inability to differentiate between rugby league and union to their advantage.
Jarryd Hayne's US agent Jack Bechta has turned his focus on the NRL and rugby union.
A New Zealander is likely to lift the Rugby World Cup in October – even if the All Blacks lose.
World Rugby demands new proposal for 2019 World Cup venues and provide assurances about event's "financial security".
Former All Blacks try-scoring machine surprises unsuspecting members of public in Dublin pub with intricate prank.
Wallabies enforcer welcomes challenge of rival to No 8 jersey ahead of Rugby World Cup.
Ali Williams, Adam Thomson and Carl Hayman to play on London's Olympic Stadium after being named to play Samoa.
Wales' imported Kiwi in race against time to make squad after injuring ankle in training.
Wallabies second rowers Will Skelton and Kane Douglas were sent to the sidelines on Wednesday.
England's World Cup winning coach says Sam Burgess' time is 12 months away but he deserves a place at the World Cup.
All Blacks look capable through early rounds but Flatley then Wilkinson steal the show.
Outrage in Britain as research shows the scale of inflation on secondary market as tournament's kick-off nears.
Wallabies great George Smith plays the Grim Reaper, saying Australia and Fiji will advance from "pool of death".
Southland flanker wins praise for his debut and survives first cull of Scotland's RWC squad.
Veteran lock Marco Bortolami has been left out of Italy's final 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.
Clive Woodward wants Stuart Lancaster to end the uncertainty surrounding England's final RWC squad.
Early open hours for the Rugby World Cup will mean a 24-hour "drinking challenge", experts warn.