Brent Pope selects his player of the tournament for each Rugby World Cup since 1987, and the single player who will determine the winners of the 2007 World Cup.
World Rankings show a team's form relative to its international rivals as it enters the World Cup and is an indication of how far a team will likely progress. The system behind the rankings is explained below.
The eurphoria following victories against South Africa and Australia and the Six Nations performance has given way to pessimism and anxiety
By Brent Pope.
Profiles and statistics for members of the Ireland squad.