New Zealand will face familiar foes, South Africa for the first time in pool play since the Rugby World Cup's inception.
The controversial first-five returns to the Australia team to face New Zealand for the first time since last year.
It's hard to compare performances of athletes from different sports, but the efforts of these four in the past decade will be forever immortalised.
All Blacks skipper McCaw brought up his 142nd Test cap and helped the ABs retain the Bledisloe Cup earlier this year.
All Blacks great Jonah Lomu caps off the greatest of comebacks in front of 108,000 people in Sydney in the year 2000.
Rongotai College students hoped to re-enact their famous haka from early this week but numbers had to be scaled back due to safety concerns.