A troublesome knee injury has ended Northampton Saints and England hooker Dylan Hartley's career at the age of 33.
Winning the Rugby World Cup with South Africa was Tendai Mtawarira's last act for the Springboks, and he called it a "perfect ending".
South Africa returned home from Japan to a rapturous reception from a nation still celebrating their Rugby World Cup triumph.
Steve Hansen enjoyed a hugely successful spell in charge of New Zealand and the search for his replacement is under way.
There were four All Blacks and as many Japan players in the Opta team of the Rugby World Cup, but no world champions.
Siya Kolisi captained South Africa to Rugby World Cup success on Saturday and Roger Federer was among the many to congratulate him.
A dream weekend for World Cup winners South Africa got even better at a World Rugby awards ceremony in Tokyo on Sunday.
Six of the top seven teams in the world rankings will start life with a new coach following the Rugby World Cup.
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont commended Japan for staging a tournament that "has changed the face of rugby forever".
The Rugby World Cup came to an end on Saturday and here we take a look back at the best Opta facts from the tournament in Japan.