With all due respect to Tonga and Namibia, the upcoming Rugby World Cup action kinda meant that Tonga's win is swept under the rug. Usually I don't like sweeping things under the rug, but Tonga vs Namibia falls well short of the action that we are about to see this weekend in England.
I'm going to let the weekend's action simmer, so I won't be backing this Down Low up until Sunday morning. Don't stress though, we all need a little time alone and I'm going to leave you with all you need to know about the upcoming fixtures. *Still waiting on a few team lists so will update them when they come through*
Wales vs Fiji
Many people have the game between Australia and England as the key game to watch out of Pool A this weekend, but a Fijian win here could throw a spanner in to the proverbial works. Fiji haven't been able to grab a win in their opening two games which is fair enough considering they have faced England and Australia, but they will be eyeing an upset over a Wales team who are soldiering on despite a plethora of injury concerns.
Wales still have plenty of talent set to line up tomorrow morning however which will make this game a must watch encounter. I've been impressed by Toby Faletau at the back of the Welsh scrum while Wales will be well-equipped to deal with the physical battle as they have two large lads in their backline with James Roberts taking the cake. The Welsh have also been able to absorb the laundry list of injuries by calling up players like George North who are experienced heads - North will start on the wing.
I've got Wales winning here as they should be too good in all facets - set piece, breakdown and in open play. We'd all love to see a Fijian win however ... or just a Welsh win to send the English packing.
France vs Canada
France have enjoyed a nice break since their win over Romania last week and it's hard to consider this one anything more than a rampaging French victory. Canada have shown some great signs and their loss to Italy provided a highly entertaining game, which points to some great signs from Canada's development as a rugby team but they'll struggle against France.
I've got France as creeping under the radar and they are doing so in tandem their Pool D homies Ireland. Both France and Ireland have avoided the headlines so far which is definitely a worry and France should continue that trend with a win over Canada that won't provide too much funk for the media to sink their teeth into.
France have named what looks to be a strong team. Scott Spedding impressed in their first game and he's got a massive boot on him and while their are a few key forwards missing, this will give us a chance to see Wesley Fofana and Mathieu Bastareaud together in the midfield.
Should France win, they'll hit the top of Pool D with Ireland not playing until Monday morning.
New Zealand vs Georgia
I'm just here to watch Mamuka Gorgodze.
The team lists for the Samoa vs Japan, South Africa vs Scotland and Australia vs England games haven't quite come through yet. I'll update this when they do, until then you can enjoy some bits and pieces.