Ireland have not been firing on all cylinders so far in Japan but Johnny Sexton is surprised by such negative reactions to their displays.
Melbourne Storm will be "looking at all the facts" before deciding whether to take any action against Nelson Asofa-Solomona
England have won six consecutive matches against Australia but Michael Cheika has faith his side can end that run this weekend.
With the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals coming up, we look back at an enthralling pool stage using Opta data.
Kylan Hamdaoui scored late as Top 14 strugglers Stade Francais edged out Toulon, while Bordeaux-Begles ran riot against Clermont Auvergne.
Great Britain Lions will be without Wigan Warriors and England captain Sean O'Loughlin for the tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Japan found motivation amid the terrible impact of Typhoon Hagibis as they reached the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.
Siale Piutau said he could not have wished for a better 34th birthday after he ended his international career with a World Cup win.
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw faces a big decision over his future after the team's painful exit from the Rugby World Cup against Japan.
Japan raised the spirits of the host nation on a weekend that will be remembered for such contrasting reasons.