The World Cup just keeps getting better and better.

There was an incredible result on Saturday morning as host nation Japan beat Ireland 19-12 – and to be honest, they thoroughly deserved it.

Wales put in a fantastic performance to overcome Australia 29-25 the following day, while England seem to be getting stronger as they eased past USA 45-7.

Scotland kept their hopes alive with a 34-0 victory against Samoa, so two weeks into the tournament, it is really coming alive.

Closer to home, London Irish let an 18-13 lead slip in their Premiership Rugby Cup clash at home to Harlequins, but there are definitely encouraging signs for Declan Kidney's men.

They travel to Bristol Bears this Saturday as they bid to keep their hopes of progression going.

The big heroes this week, again however, were Rams.

It really is an incredible story building up at Old Bath Road, where Seb Reynolds' men made it four wins from four in National One after scoring a last-gasp try to overcome Chinnor 27-21.

They also had a big crowd with 621 in attendance which is great for local rugby.

Having still never lost in the third tier of English rugby, they face perhaps their biggest test to date this coming Saturday, with a trip to Richmond for a top-of-the-table clash.

As Reynolds said, you'd never have thought these two teams would be playing each other in the league, but it shows how far they've come and I wish them the very best of luck.

As for my boys Reading, they put in a terrific performance to take the bragging rights 45-13 in the derby against Reading Abbey.

Our coach Ben Wills was delighted at the performance and particularly the half backs, Nick Burch and Alex Murray-Smith.

Will Proctor-Searle did well at hooker and the boys stuck to the game plan well, so it was nice to get a deserved first win of the season and a bonus-point to boot.

This week we travel to Stow on the Wold, while Abbey – who showed some promise despite the defeat – are at Shipston on Stour as they search for their first points of the campaign.

Last but not least, Berkshire Shire Hall had an incredible 75-5 victory against Newbury 3rds, which no doubt will be a great relief for them and hopefully put them regularly on the course to winning ways.

This week they take a short journey up the road to Phoenix where they should be able to get a win.