As we do after every major tournament, we take a look at the state of affairs in each of rugby's leading nations. Next up, Canada.
The All Blacks reacted to the bad news of the last 24 hours by running twelve tries past Canada to win 79-15 in Wellington on Sunday.
NZ will look to up the ante to keep their momentum rolling for the RWC quarter-finals when they take on Canada on Sunday.
Canada coach Kieran Crowley has announced his starting XV to play their final match in Pool A against New Zealand in Wellington on Sunday.
Canada scrum-half Ed Fairhurst is under no illusions about the difficulty of his team's assignment when they face the All Blacks.
Canada coach Kieran Crowley says his team's 23-all draw with Japan was an "anti-climax" and wants his team to bury the result.
Japan were denied their first World Cup win in 20 years as they were held 23 points apiece against Canada at McLean Park on Tuesday.
Japan will be out to end a 20-year World Cup winless streak in Tuesday's Pool A match against Canada in Napier.
Canada coach Kieran Crowley has announced his team to play their third match in Pool A against Japan at McLean Park on Tuesday.
Doug Howlett's distinguished career in images.
The IRB Player of the Year's 2012 in 20 images!
Nathan Sharpe's distinguished career in images.
We take a look back at the impressive career of former Wallaby skipper Stirling Mortlock.
Select a gallery above for more.Photo galleries home