Argentina upset France 17-12 in the opener of the Rugby World Cup last Friday, and in the process moved up to 4th in the world rankings. They play Georgia on Tuesday.

There weren't many surprises on Saturday, as New Zealand beat Italy 76-14, and Australia crushed Japan 91-3. Highly favored (and winners of the last Cup) England had a poor showing against the USA, winning 28-10. Go Eagles!

Sunday saw Wales defeat Canada 42-17, South Africa over Samoa 59-7, Scotland beating Portugal 56-10, and Ireland take Namibia 32-17.

My favorites in the cup are as follows:
Pool A: USA, 0-1, 0 pts;
Pool B: Australia, 1-0, 5 pts;
Pool C: New Zealand, 1-0, 5pts;
Pool D: Ireland, 1-0, 5pts