IN THE SPOTLIGHT: England fans will have great hopes when the country stages the 2015 World Cup in a year's time.
New Zealand remain firm favourites to retain the World Cup title they won on home soil in 2011, a year out from the 20-team tournament in England.
South Africa may have lost their last two Tests, but Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes he is a step closer to a World Cup-winning blueprint.
Wales' plans ahead of next year's World Cup will include training camps in Switzerland and Qatar, coach Warren Gatland said.
New Zealand will play their first ever Test in the Pacific Islands next year against Samoa, as part of their build-up to the World Cup.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Springbok captain John Smit spoke to Jan de Koning about what it takes to win a World Cup.
INTERVIEW: John Smit, who lead SA to World Cup glory in 2007, spoke to Jan de Koning about the ages of some of the current Springboks.