Twice world champions South Africa seek to reassert their standing as a pre-eminent power when they take on Scotland in their Rugby World Cup crunch game on Saturday.
Scotland go into the Rugby World Cup "simmering nicely" from their warm-up games after a torrid Six Nations tournament earlier this year, former centre Scott Hastings said.
Julien Pretot Noa Nakaitaci's late try spared France a first home defeat against Scotland in 16 years.
Padraic Halpin Ireland were far from their best but came from behind three times in a thrilling second half to edge out impressive Scotland 28-22 in a World Cup warm-up.
Adrian Warren Departing NSW Waratahs halfback Brendan McKibbin has indicated he would accept any opportunity to play Test rugby for Scotland, the land of his birth.
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has defended his decision to select South Africa-born pair Josh Strauss and WP Nel in his 46-man squad for a World Cup training camp.
Alasdair Reid Ireland played like the World Cup contenders they are.
Steve James England put themselves back in the mix for the Six Nations title after beating Scotland 25-13 at Twickenham.
Perseverance pays off for Italy as late penalty secures unlikely Six Nations win at Murrayfield.
Brad Walter Scotland Rugby Union officials have confirmed their interest in signing Kiwis fullback Kevin Locke and Super League club Salford won't stand in the way of him switching codes and countries to play in the World Cup.
Wales' Six Nations campaign back on track with a frenetic away-victory over Scotland.
Julien Pretot France looked set for a difficult Six Nations campaign after labouring to a 15-8 home win against Scotland in their opening game on Saturday.
Scotland have the rare privilege in international sport of being able to select siblings in locks Jonny and Richie Gray, but their feeling of unity comes from having a tight-knit squad, captain Greig Laidlaw says.
James Corrigan Rugby's rules on national eligibility are a disgrace - but do not blame players or coaches for using them, writes James Corrigan.
Scotland ran in five tries and conceded none for an emphatic 37-12 win over Tonga at Kilmarnock on Saturday, the first test involving a major rugby nation to be played on an artificial pitch.
Sections of the British media have seized on New Zealand's failure to put away Scotland, claiming the All Blacks' depth is not as great as New Zealand rugby would have the world believe.
Daniel Gilhooly The error-ridden All Blacks have hung on grimly to beat Scotland 24-16 at Murrayfield and preserve their 109-year unbeaten record.
Simon Turnbull Brothers Richie and Jonny Gray paved the way for Scotland's first home win against Argentina for 24 years, a convincing 41-31 victory.
Scotland made Vern Cotter's debut as coach a winning one, downing the United States 24-6 in a clash between teams that will face each other at next year's Rugby World Cup.