The heaviest player at the RWC is a Timaru-born prop hell-bent on lifting the Cup for France.
Surgeons who love rugby warn the sport's too dangerous with RWC injury count double on 2011.
Two key Scottish forwards out of World Cup after being suspended for dangerous tackles.
Meet the 44-year-old, openly gay stand-up comic who will hold the whistle in the All Blacks' RWC quarterfinal.
Relief in the Wallabies camp as key openside flanker dodges ban for cited action vs Wales.
French player adamant that his team is ready to add a new chapter to history of All Blacks upsets.
Ireland lose another first-choice player as flanker suspended for strike against French lock.
Star outside back returns to normal position as Wales brace for the Boks in RWC quarterfinals.
Ireland rugby team cracks-up as player cracks under the pressure of swinging for golf world No 1.
A look at how the Rugby World Cup quarterfinalists' build-ups are progressing.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell's international career came to a premature end when he was ruled out of the RWC.
France have a history of upsetting the All Blacks at Rugby World Cups, but they will not be dwelling on former glories.
Organisers refused to rule out another group of death in Japan 2019.
Young South African Jesse Kriel has had a roller-coaster RWC but that has not stopped the centre enjoying every minute.
Australia captain Stephen Moore and centre Matt Giteau are poised to win their 100th caps in the RWC quarterfinals.
Marc Lievremont has harsh words for former side, but what affect will it have this time?
There's far more to the World Cup playoffs than just the All Blacks against France. Here's why you must watch the other three quarter-finals.
All Blacks great believes Australia are the team to beat as World Cup's knockout phase starts.
The British press have virtually ignored the All Blacks in their teams of tournament - for now.
There are lessons to be learnt from the pool stages, but there's no doubt that the this has been an engaging and open World Cup.
Defence coach John McFarland believes try-scoring opportunities against Wales will be limited in the quarterfinals.
Embarrassments during pool phases see RWC bosses adjust the social media format for business end of tournament.
Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo banned for 3 weeks for trip tackle on Dan Carter, while Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been cited.
Wales draw most fans to matches and surprises for Springboks and Japanese as organisers release figures from pool phase of tournament.
The All Blacks are well aware France could again find inspiration from being written off.
Ross Ford and Jonny Gray could miss RWC quarterfinal after being cited for alleged foul play during Samoa victory.
Flanker ruled out for rest of tournament and replaced by Leinster's Rhys Ruddock as Ireland's injuries pile up.
"We don't play the All Blacks, we play New Zealand," French coach says.
Organisers confident RWC won't "stutter" after home side's knockout.
The Wallabies' World Cup heroics so far have made them as Australian as AC/DC again.