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.
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