An experimental New Zealand team, missing Richie McCaw and Dan Carter, overpowered Canada 79-15 on Sunday.
Canada only have four days to prepare for one of the toughest assignments in world rugby - beating NZ in their own backyard.
Winger Vincent Clerk has scored a hat-trick as France defeated a resilient Canada in their World Cup clash in Napier.
Canada and Japan have drawn their Rugby World Cup Pool A clash in Napier, the first draw of the tournament.
Hirsute Canadian flank Adam Kleeberger has disappointed many his of fans by announcing he intends to shave his trademark beard.
The rugby neutrals will be backing Canada to pull off a second upset at the Rugby World Cup when they take on France.
Graham Henry has blamed the lengthy build up and anticipation for New Zealand's error-strewn victory over Tonga.
Wing Phil Mackenzie has scored a late try for Canada to help his side open their RWC campaign with a victory over Tonga.
IRB chief Mike Miller has warned that price gouging during the RWC threatened to sully NZ's reputation with international tourists.
Tongan coach Isitolo Maka and captain Finau were delighted by their side's try and second-half against the All Blacks.
The All Blacks are a mighty force and this Rugby World Cup may well be the one where they shake the ghosts of past tournaments.
Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper is arguably the most flamboyant, talented and mercurial rugby player to represent the Australian team in recent years.
Eden Park's history boasts some of the greatest sporting moments, including the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 and 1992 Cricket World Cup.
Watch as Bakkies Botha does the Biggarena when attempting a conversion for the BaaBaas against Argentina on Saturday.
NOTE - We are aware that the title of the video is misleading, as Bakkies' kick in fact came nowhere near the poles at all, never mind the crossbar.
Things were not going well for Andy Murray at the ATP World Tour Finals, and against Rafa Nadal it was his hair getting in the way.
Each one a masterclass - especially THAT one against England at Newlands in 1995...
A look at all 37 memorable tries Jonah Lomu scored for the All Blacks. Sit back, relax and ENJOY!
A few vital life lessons from Tank Lanning's recent trip to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup quarter and semi-finals. Read More
Follow Sport24 on Twitter
"Like" Sport24's Facebook page
Enter and win with Sport24!
Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry
Sport news delivered really simply.
24.com: Legal notices
Advertise on 24.com
24.com. All rights reserved.