Rugby World Cup organisers are celebrating a successful first week, with record broadcast and social media figures.
This was the shock Pool A scoreline that set the Rugby World Cup alight – Japan 19-12 Ireland.
England's forwards set an intimidating marker at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, helping to deliver a comfortable seven-try 45-7 victory over the United States in Pool C.
The United States have thrown their hat into the ring to host a future Rugby World Cup.
Japan's newly appointed Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto has vowed to solve the problems which led to the national team arriving late for the first game of their Rugby World Cup.
Ranked number 19 without a Rugby World Cup victory for 16 years, Uruguay pulled off the first major surprise of the tournament, defeating Fiji 30-27 in a Pool D thriller at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium.
Just five days into its premier event, World Rugby has taken the unprecedented step of publicly criticising its officials and the general standard of refereeing.
A brutally physical contest at the Rugby World Cup saw Samoa get off to a winning start in Pool A, eventually pulling away from Russia to earn a 34-9 victory.
Fiji coach John McKee hopes their Rugby World Cup match in Kamaishi will mark an important moment in the city's recovery from the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Wales ran in six tries as they thrashed Georgia 43-14 at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
World Rugby has promised Indian viewers "extensive coverage" of the World Cup in Japan after it reached a broadcast deal with Sony Pictures Networks India.
Ireland swept aside Scotland 27-3 in a key Pool A encounter on day three of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
A host of Olympians are set to take the field at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, helping to enhance the reputation of the contracted form of the game.
The Rugby World Cup in Japan enjoyed three outstanding matches on day two, rounded off by a bruising Pool B 23-13 victory for tournament favourites New Zealand over South Africa.
The ninth Rugby World Cup is up and running and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is confident it promises to be the best-ever tournament.