They're a big part of every match at the Rugby World Cup - the national anthems. Some countries have good anthems, others have great.
We list which are the best country tunes that will be played minutes before the action begins.
Scotland – Flower of Scotland
The 'against Who?' shouting bit gets us every time. That and the use of bagpipes.
Tæ think again.
Ireland – Ireland's Call
It's a great little ditty and easily the most literal of the anthems – "Together standing tall, Shoulder to shoulder, We'll answer Ireland's call".
Russia - Gosudarstvennyy Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii (State Anthem of the Russian Federation)
Plenty of pomp and glory in this one. If you are really into it, then there's a 10 hour
Slav'sya, strana! My gordimsya toboy! (Be glorious, country! We are proud of you).
Japan – Kimigayo (His Imperial Majesty's Reign)
Short and sweet. The lyrics could fit in a Tweet. 'May your reign Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations, Until the pebbles Grow into boulders Lush with moss'. That's it.
Chiyo ni yachiyo ni (Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations).
Samoa – 'O Le Fu'a o Le Sa'olotoga o Samoa' (The Banner of Freedom)
It's a lovely anthem. Maybe too lovely? Would it get you stirred up for an encounter? Not sure.
Samoa, tula'i ma sisi ia lau fu'a, lou pale lea! (Samoa, arise: your flag is waving, your crown!)
Scotland and Ireland advance to the quarters.
New Zealand - God Defend New Zealand
In the bonds of love we meet.
South Africa - National anthem of South Africa
A mix of five different languages and it works really well.
Waar die kranse antwoord gee (Where the echoing crags resound).
Italy – The Chant of the Italians
A touch military, but a happy and rousing number compared to the heavy lyrics. Players tend to sing it with gusto.
We are ready to die (x 4 in the chorus)
Canada – O Canada
You would swear this was written for Celine Dion. And when she does sing it, you are talking serious shivers down the spine.
True patriot love in all of us command
Namibia – Land of the Brave
Slow beginning, but don't let that fool you. It's got a cracking finale.
Glory to their bravery, whose blood waters our freedom.
Italy and Canada go to the quarters.
France - La Marseillaise
Gruesome lyrics, but the music makes for a terrific stadium filler with interesting, subtle changes of pace.
Let us march. Let us march.
Tonga – Ko e fasi 'o e tu'i 'o e 'Otu Tonga (Song of the King of Tonga Islands)
Passionate, ending on quite a high note which would test a few voices. Then comes the Sipi Tau. Wow - great combination.
Mo e 'ofa ki Tonga (And the love to Tonga)
Argentina – National Anthem of Argentina
Perfunctory title at odds with a mysterious, swirling and challenging piece which encourages an emotional response, rather than demanding it. Very classy.
Hear the sound of broken chains
USA – The Star-Spangled Banner
It is almost hard to judge such a famous song associated with Superpower power. But it is certainly not the worst.
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
England – God Save the Queen
Very Queen orientated, although the second verse actually ends with 'God save us all'. Shades of Owen Franks – strong but a bit slow.
God Save the Queen
France and Tonga move onto the next round.
Wales – Land of my Fathers
Enters almost every tournament as the top seed. Powerful and moving with stunning climax, from a land full of choirs.
Fire the fancy and quicken the blood.
Uruguay – Easterners, the Country or the Tomb.
Orchestral yet jaunty, with opportunities for shouting at the end. Longest anthem in the world. Short version is made for the big sporting occasion.
Freedom, Freedom, Easterners.
Fiji : God Bless Fiji – (Meda Dau Doka)
Has a sedate show tune feel to it so easy to sing. Understated power without a crescendo – perhaps perfect before kickoff.
A land of freedom, hope and glory to endure whatever befall.
Australia – Advance Australia Fair
Beat out Waltzing Matilda in a 1970s vote – possibly worth re-visiting.
For we are young and free
Georgia - Freedom
Operatic with a dramatic opening. Holds that level nicely without going over the top.
The motherland is my icon.
Wales and Uruguay advance. Australia don't advance.
France v Uruguay - France march on into the semifinals.
Italy v Ireland - Dov'è la Vittoria? Where is Victory? Right here. Italy beating Ireland.
Wales v Tonga - We know it would be some sing-off between the fans but Wales just advance.
Scotland v Canada - Thistle beats the maple leaf.
France v Italy - I mean. Come on.
Wales v Scotland - Yep.
France v Wales - Two great anthems. One winner. Gwlad, gwlad!