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2007 Rugby World Cup squads

The 2007 Rugby World Cup was played in France between 7 September and 20 October 2007. Each of the 20 competing nations was required to confirm their 30-man squad by 14 August. United States player Thretton Palamo, aged 18 when the teams were named and 8 days past his 19th birthday when he made his only appearance in the competition, was the youngest to ever take part at a World Cup final stage.[1]

Pool AEdit

EnglandEdit

Final squad released on 13 August 2007.[2] Jamie Noon was sent home injured on 15 September; he was replaced by Newcastle Falcons team-mate, Toby Flood.[3][deprecated source] After Josh Lewsey was injured in the semi-final against France, Nick Abendanon was called up as cover.[4]

Head coach:   Brian Ashton

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
George Chuter Hooker 9 July 1976 12   Leicester Tigers
Lee Mears Hooker 5 March 1979 16   Bath
Mark Regan Hooker 28 January 1972 37   Bristol
Perry Freshwater Prop 27 July 1973 7   Perpignan
Andrew Sheridan Prop 11 January 1979 10   Sale Sharks
Matt Stevens Prop 1 October 1982 11   Bath
Phil Vickery (c) Prop 14 March 1976 53   Wasps
Steve Borthwick Lock 12 October 1979 28   Bath
Ben Kay Lock 14 December 1975 45   Leicester Tigers
Simon Shaw Lock 28 January 1972 36   Wasps
Martin Corry Flanker 12 October 1973 55   Leicester Tigers
Lewis Moody Flanker 12 June 1978 45   Leicester Tigers
Tom Rees Flanker 11 September 1984 5   Wasps
Joe Worsley Flanker 14 June 1977 56   Wasps
Lawrence Dallaglio Number 8 10 August 1972 79   Wasps
Nick Easter Number 8 15 August 1978 5   Harlequins
Andy Gomarsall Scrum-half 24 July 1974 25   Harlequins
Shaun Perry Scrum-half 4 May 1978 10   Bristol
Peter Richards Scrum-half 10 March 1978 6   London Irish
Olly Barkley Fly-half 28 November 1981 16   Bath
Jonny Wilkinson Fly-half 25 May 1979 57   Newcastle
Toby Flood Fly-half 8 August 1985 9   Newcastle
Mike Catt Centre 17 September 1971 69   London Irish
Andy Farrell Centre 30 May 1975 3   Saracens
Dan Hipkiss Centre 4 June 1982 1   Leicester Tigers
Jamie Noon Centre 9 May 1979 24   Newcastle
Mathew Tait Centre 6 February 1986 11   Newcastle
Mark Cueto Wing 26 December 1979 19   Sale Sharks
Josh Lewsey Wing 30 November 1976 47   Wasps
Paul Sackey Wing 8 November 1979 2   Wasps
Nick Abendanon Fullback 27 August 1986 2   Bath
Jason Robinson Fullback 30 July 1974 51 Unattached

SamoaEdit

Final squad announced on 29 August 2007.[5]

Head coach:   Michael Jones

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Tani Fuga Hooker 14 July 1973 1   Harlequins
Mahonri Schwalger Hooker 15 September 1978 17   Scarlets
Silao Vaisola Sefo Hooker 15 January 1979 0   Alhambra
Census Johnston Prop 6 May 1981 11   Saracens
Kas Lealamanua Prop 15 December 1976 15   Dax
Na'ama Leleimalefaga Prop 20 November 1987 1   Montpellier
Fosi Pala'amo Prop 23 August 1976 1   Leeds
Muliufi Salanoa Prop 16 August 1980 10   Skopa
Justin Va'a Prop 26 July 1978 11   Glasgow Warriors
Leo Lafaiali'i Lock 30 January 1974 15   Yokogawa
Joe Tekori Lock 17 December 1983 4   Castres
Kane Thompson Lock 9 January 1982 5   Dax
Daniel Leo Flanker 2 October 1982 11   Wasps
Justin Purdie Flanker 13 May 1980 3   Dax
Semo Sititi (c) Flanker 6 March 1974 27   Docomo
Ulia Ulia Flanker 13 June 1980 0   Marist St. Joseph
Henry Tuilagi Number 8 12 August 1976 0   Perpignan
Alfie To'oala Number 8 30 January 1980 1   Bristol
Junior Poluleuligaga Scrum-half 5 February 1981 0   Toulon
Steven So'oialo Scrum-half 11 May 1977 21   Harlequins
Lolo Lui Fly-half 4 January 1982 0   Moataa
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu Centre 21 October 1980 5   Bath
Brian Lima Centre 25 January 1972 27 Unattached
Seilala Mapusua Centre 27 February 1980 9   London Irish
Jerry Meafou Centre 22 April 1982 1   Skopa
Elvis Seveali'i Centre 20 June 1978 0   Sale Sharks
Anitele'a Tuilagi Centre 5 June 1986 9   Leeds
Gavin Williams Centre 25 October 1979 4   Dax
Lome Fa'atau Wing 23 October 1975 21   Glasgow
David Lemi Wing 10 February 1982 6   Bristol
Sailosi Tagicakibau Wing 14 November 1982 8   London Irish
Alesana Tuilagi Wing 24 April 1981 4   Leicester Tigers
Loki Crichton Fullback 14 March 1976 8   Worcester

South AfricaEdit

Squad released 21 July 2007[10]

Pierre Spies was withdrawn from the squad after developing a condition believed to be a pulmonary embolism, with Bismarck du Plessis taking his place,[11] although one specialist disputed the diagnosis.[12] A third specialist confirmed the original diagnosis, and Spies remained off the team.[13]

On 10 September, after the Springboks' match against Manu Samoa, Jean de Villiers was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a torn left biceps suffered in that match. Wayne Julies replaced him on the squad.[14]

On 1 October, Jannie du Plessis, older brother of Bismarck du Plessis, replaced BJ Botha, who tore knee ligaments in the Boks' last pool match against the United States.[15]

Head coach:   Jake White

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Gary Botha Hooker 12 October 1981 9   Harlequins
Bismarck du Plessis Hooker 22 May 1984 2   Sharks
John Smit (c) Hooker 3 April 1978 67   Clermont
BJ Botha Prop 4 January 1980 10   Sharks
Jannie du Plessis Prop 16 November 1982 2   Cheetahs
Os du Randt Prop 8 September 1972 72   Cheetahs
Gurthro Steenkamp Prop 12 June 1981 11   Bulls
CJ van der Linde Prop 27 August 1980 39   Cheetahs
Bakkies Botha Lock 22 September 1979 35   Bulls
Victor Matfield Lock 11 May 1977 58   Toulon
Johann Muller Lock 6 January 1980 16   Sharks
Albert van den Berg Lock 26 January 1974 46   Sharks
Schalk Burger Flanker 13 April 1983 31   Stormers
Juan Smith Flanker 30 July 1981 32   Cheetahs
Wikus van Heerden Flanker 28 February 1979 7   Bulls
Danie Rossouw Number 8 6 May 1978 24   Bulls
Bobby Skinstad Number 8 3 July 1976 38   Sharks
Fourie du Preez Scrum-half 24 March 1982 30   Bulls
Ricky Januarie Scrum-half 1 February 1982 18   Stormers
Ruan Pienaar Scrum-half 10 March 1984 12   Sharks
Butch James Fly-half 8 January 1979 18   Bath
André Pretorius Fly-half 29 December 1978 24   Lions
Jean de Villiers Centre 24 February 1981 31   Stormers
Jaque Fourie Centre 4 March 1983 29   Lions
Wayne Julies Centre 23 October 1978 10   Bulls
Wynand Olivier Centre 11 June 1983 17   Bulls
François Steyn Centre 14 May 1987 8   Sharks
Bryan Habana Wing 12 June 1983 27   Bulls
Akona Ndungane Wing 20 February 1981 8   Bulls
JP Pietersen Wing 12 July 1986 6   Sharks
Ashwin Willemse Wing 8 September 1981 16   Biarritz
Percy Montgomery Fullback 15 March 1974 85   Sharks

TongaEdit

Squad announced on 10 August 2007[16] Kisi Pulu replaced Mosese Moala, while Maama Molitika was called up to replace Paino Hehea ahead of the England game.[17]

Head coach:   Quddus Fielea

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Aleki Lutui Hooker 1 July 1978 21   Worcester
Ephraim Taukafa Hooker 26 June 1976 19   Lyon
Taufa'ao Filise Prop 26 May 1977 14   Cardiff Blues
Sateki Mata'u Prop 5 December 1979 1   Chalon-sur-Saône
Kisi Pulu Prop 31 January 1978 15   Perpignan
Toma Toke Prop 20 June 1985 5   Tau'uta Reds
Soane Tonga'uiha Prop 21 January 1982 3   Northampton Saints
Inoke Afeaki Lock 12 July 1973 20   Grenoble
Lisiate Fa'aoso Lock 18 March 1983 6   Manawatu
Paino Hehea Lock 1 February 1979 6   Racing Métro
Emosi Kauhenga Lock 27 April 1981 4   Tau'uta Reds
Nili Latu (c) Flanker 19 February 1982 12   Green Rockets
Maama Molitika Flanker 26 August 1974 15   Cardiff Blues
Hale T-Pole Flanker 30 April 1979 6   Ospreys
Viliami Vaki Flanker 27 April 1976 25   Perpignan
Lotu Filipine Number 8 27 August 1980 5   Big Blue
Finau Maka Number 8 11 July 1977 4   Toulouse
Soane Havea Scrum-half 29 August 1981 16   Tautahi Gold
Enele Taufa Scrum-half 24 September 1984 0   Tau'uta Reds
Sione Tu'ipulotu Scrum-half 28 November 1978 23   Yokogawa
Pierre Hola Fly-half 9 June 1978 27   Kobelco Steelers
Suka Hufanga Centre 18 June 1982 12   Brive
Epi Taione Centre 2 March 1979 11   Sharks
Hudson Tonga'uiha Centre 16 November 1983 15   Cergy-Pontoise
Isileli Tupou Centre 26 October 1984 6   Tau'uta Reds
Aisea Havili Wing 11 March 1977 11   Worcester
Ualosi Kailea Wing 28 October 1978 0   Tau'uta Reds
Seti Kiole Wing 7 June 1980 8   Montauban
Tevita Tu'ifua Wing 15 October 1975 11   Counties Manukau
Joseph Vaka Wing 21 November 1980 4   Tautahi Gold
Vunga Lilo Fullback 28 February 1983 3   Cornish Pirates

United StatesEdit

Squad released 14 August 2007[18][19] John van der Giessen was called up to replace Luke Gross.[20]

Head coach:   Peter Thorburn

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Blake Burdette Hooker 19 January 1980 5   NYAC
Owen Lentz Hooker 24 January 1980 3   Maryland Exiles
Mike MacDonald Prop 27 November 1980 43   Leeds
Matekitonga Moeakiola Prop 16 May 1978 0   Park City Haggis
Chris Osentowski Prop 26 February 1975 14   Belmont Shore
Jonathan Vitale Prop 3 November 1981 3   Chicago Lions
Luke Gross Lock 21 November 1969 62   Doncaster Knights
Mike Mangan Lock 3 November 1975 14   Denver Barbarians
Hayden Mexted Lock 10 March 1979 6   St. Louis
Alec Parker Lock 10 April 1974 46   Gentlemen of Aspen
John van der Giessen Lock 6 May 1982 0   Denver Barbarians
Mark Aylor Flanker 1 November 1978 8   Denver Barbarians
Inaki Basauri Flanker 1 October 1984 1   Marmande
Todd Clever Flanker 16 January 1983 16   OMBAC
Louis Stanfill Flanker 30 May 1985 5   UC Berkeley
Henry Bloomfield Number 8 4 January 1973 0   Belmont Shore
Fifita Mounga Number 8 1 March 1973 17   San Francisco
Dan Payne Number 8 12 September 1972 1   OMBAC
Chad Erskine Scrum-half 8 January 1980 3   Waterloo
Mike Petri Scrum-half 16 August 1984 0   Belmont Shore
Mike Hercus (c) Fly-half 5 June 1979 31   Belmont Shore
Valenese Malifa Fly-half 10 September 1985 3   Belmont Shore
Philip Eloff Centre 17 September 1978 32   Chicago Lions
Paul Emerick Centre 24 January 1980 24   Newport Gwent Dragons
Vahafolau Esikia Centre 28 November 1979 7   San Mateo
Albert Tuipulotu Centre 27 February 1979 16   San Mateo
Takudzwa Ngwenya Wing 22 July 1985 0   Biarritz
Thretton Palamo Wing 22 September 1988 0   San Francisco
Salesi Sika Wing 6 July 1980 13   Béziers
Francois Viljoen Fullback 16 May 1981 18   Belmont Shore
Chris Wyles Fullback 12 February 1983 3   Belmont Shore

The following players are in reserve in case of injury.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Mark Crick Hooker 27 January 1975 3   PAC
Mike French Prop 19 November 1975 8   OMBAC
Brian LeMay Prop 26 May 1983 0   Boston
Chris Moreno Prop 23 April 1978 0   Denver Barbarians
John van der Giessen Lock 6 May 1982 0   Denver Barbarians
Tyson Meek Scrum-half 21 April 1980 4   Denver Barbarians
Andrew Osborne Fullback 4 March 1981 1   OMBAC

Pool BEdit

AustraliaEdit

Squad announced 23 July 2007.[21] Mark Gerrard was injured in the opening game and replaced by Cameron Shepherd.[22] Morgan Turinui was called up on October 1, 2007 to replace Number 8 David Lyons.[23]

Head coach:   John Connolly

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Adam Freier Hooker 20 March 1980 15   Waratahs
Sean Hardman Hooker 6 May 1977 3   Queensland Reds
Stephen Moore Hooker 20 January 1983 16   Queensland Reds
Al Baxter Prop 21 January 1977 47   Waratahs
Matt Dunning Prop 19 December 1978 32   Waratahs
Greg Holmes Prop 11 June 1983 11   Queensland Reds
Guy Shepherdson Prop 17 February 1982 14   Brumbies
Mark Chisholm Lock 18 September 1981 32   Brumbies
Hugh McMeniman Lock 1 November 1983 8   Queensland Reds
Nathan Sharpe Lock 26 February 1978 60   Western Force
Daniel Vickerman Lock 4 June 1979 48   Waratahs
Rocky Elsom Flanker 14 February 1983 28   Waratahs
George Smith Flanker 14 July 1980 79   Brumbies
Phil Waugh Flanker 22 September 1979 62   Waratahs
Wycliff Palu Number 8 27 July 1982 13   Waratahs
Stephen Hoiles Number 8 13 October 1981 10   Brumbies
Sam Cordingley Scrum-half 20 March 1976 12   Queensland Reds
George Gregan Scrum-half 19 April 1973 134   Brumbies
Berrick Barnes Fly-half 28 May 1986 0   Queensland Reds
Stephen Larkham Fly-half 29 May 1974 101   Brumbies
Morgan Turinui Centre 5 January 1982 22   Queensland Reds
Matt Giteau Centre 29 September 1982 47   Western Force
Stirling Mortlock (c) Centre 20 May 1977 60   Brumbies
Scott Staniforth Centre 12 December 1977 10   Western Force
Adam Ashley-Cooper Wing 27 March 1984 8   Brumbies
Cameron Shepherd Wing 30 March 1984 6   Western Force
Lote Tuqiri Wing 23 September 1979 53   Waratahs
Drew Mitchell Wing 26 March 1984 16   Western Force
Julian Huxley Fullback 3 August 1979 6   Brumbies
Chris Latham Fullback 8 September 1975 73   Queensland Reds

The following players are on reserve in case of injuries in the main squad

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Rodney Blake Prop 29 April 1983 7   Queensland Reds
Tatafu Polota-Nau Hooker 26 July 1985 3   Waratahs
James Horwill Lock 29 May 1985 1   Queensland Reds
Alister Campbell Lock 17 July 1979 4   Brumbies
Matt Cockbain Flanker 19 September 1972 63   Melbourne Rebels
Jone Tawake Number 8 17 April 1982 0   Brumbies
Josh Holmes Scrum-half 6 January 1987 0   Brumbies
Ryan Cross Centre 6 October 1979 0   Western Force
Clinton Schifcofske Wing 10 November 1975 0   Queensland Reds
Sam Norton-Knight Fullback 2 December 1983 2   Waratahs

CanadaEdit

Final squad announced 15 August 2007.[24] Josh Jackson replaced Jamie Cudmore who was ruled out with a broken bone in his hand.[25]

Head coach:   Ric Suggitt

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Aaron Carpenter Hooker 1 September 1983 12   Brantford
Pat Riordan Hooker 30 September 1979 12   Burnaby Lake
Scott Franklin Prop 23 October 1980 2   Castaway Wanderers
Dan Pletch Prop 12 April 1983 16   Oakville Crusaders
Mike Pletch Prop 12 April 1983 7   Oakville Crusaders
Rod Snow Prop 1 May 1970 55   Newfoundland Rock
Jon Thiel Prop 31 May 1975 36   Bayside Sharks
Mike Burak Lock 9 October 1980 15   Pau
Mike James Lock 21 July 1973 51   Stade Français
Josh Jackson Lock 2 October 1980 15   Bordeaux Bègles
Luke Tait Lock 26 October 1981 11   Overmach Parma
David Biddle Flanker 10 August 1985 1   Meralomas
Jamie Cudmore Flanker 7 April 1980 17   Clermont Auvergne
Adam Kleeberger Flanker 2 March 1984 7   University of Victoria
Colin Yukes Flanker 23 October 1979 29   Agen
Sean-Michael Stephen Number 8 27 October 1982 8   Béziers
Mike Webb Number 8 19 June 1979 15   Swilers
Ed Fairhurst Scrum-half 7 May 1979 27   Cornish Pirates
Matt Weingart Scrum-half 26 June 1982 6   Castaway Wanderers
Morgan Williams (c) Scrum-half 17 April 1976 47   Albi
Nathan Hirayama Fly-half 23 March 1988 0   University of Victoria
Ander Monro Fly-half 6 September 1981 6   Waterloo
Ryan Smith Fly-half 13 September 1979 29   Montauban
Craig Culpan Centre 17 May 1982 2   Meralomas
Derek Daypuck Centre 20 February 1978 16   Castaway Wanderers
David Spicer Centre 31 May 1985 8   University of Victoria
Nick Trenkel Centre 7 April 1987 0   Capilano
Justin Mensah-Coker Wing 18 November 1983 7   Albi
James Pritchard Wing 21 July 1979 12   Bedford Blues
DTH van der Merwe Wing 28 April 1986 2   James Bay AA
Mike Pyke Fullback 24 March 1984 14   Montauban

FijiEdit

Final squad announced 22 July 2007.[26][27] Filimoni Bolavucu was ruled out of the tournament and was replaced by Sireli Bobo.[28]

Head coach:   Ilivasi Tabua

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Bill Gadolo Hooker (1977-05-01) May 1, 1977 (age 42) 19   Barbarians
Sunia Koto Hooker (1980-04-15) April 15, 1980 (age 39) 14   Warriors
Vereniki Sauturaga Hooker (1982-11-18) November 18, 1982 (age 36) 1   Warriors
Graham Dewes Prop (1982-01-24) January 24, 1982 (age 37) 3   Marist
Henry Qiodravu Prop (1977-02-08) February 8, 1977 (age 42) 13   Orléans
Jone Railomo Prop (1981-02-26) February 26, 1981 (age 38) 1   Poitiers
Alefoso Yalayalatabua Prop (1977-01-22) January 22, 1977 (age 42) 4   Warriors
Isoa Domolailai Lock (1981-01-13) January 13, 1981 (age 38) 12   Toulon
Kele Leawere Lock (1974-04-27) April 27, 1974 (age 45) 15   Hino Motors
Wame Lewaravu Lock (1983-09-24) September 24, 1983 (age 36) 2   Barbarians
Ifereimi Rawaqa Lock (1980-09-20) September 20, 1980 (age 39) 34   Fighting Bull
Semisi Naevo Flanker (1976-03-03) March 3, 1976 (age 43) 2   Green Rockets
Akapusi Qera Flanker (1984-04-24) April 24, 1984 (age 35) 12   Pertemps Bees
Aca Ratuva Flanker (1978-12-30) December 30, 1978 (age 40) 11   Massy
Netani Talei Flanker (1983-03-19) March 19, 1983 (age 36) 6   Doncaster Knights
Sisa Koyamaibole Number 8 (1981-03-06) March 6, 1981 (age 38) 44   Petrarca Padova
Jone Qovu Number 8 (1985-08-27) August 27, 1985 (age 34) 8   Warriors
Jone Daunivucu Scrum-half (1977-06-01) June 1, 1977 (age 42) 1   Tarbes
Mosese Rauluni (c) Scrum-half (1975-06-27) June 27, 1975 (age 44) 35   Saracens
Nicky Little Fly-half (1976-09-13) September 13, 1976 (age 43) 79   Petrarca Padova
Waisea Luveniyali Fly-half (1985-07-23) July 23, 1985 (age 34) 1   Warriors
Seremaia Bai Centre (1979-01-04) January 4, 1979 (age 40) 28   Clermont
Maleli Kunavore Centre (1983-08-12) August 12, 1983 (age 36) 5   Toulouse
Gabiriele Lovobalavu Centre (1985-06-20) June 20, 1985 (age 34) 4   Warriors
Seru Rabeni Centre (1978-12-27) December 27, 1978 (age 40) 26   Leicester Tigers
Sireli Bobo Wing (1976-01-28) January 28, 1976 (age 43) 9   Biarritz
Vilimoni Delasau Wing (1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 42) 24   Clermont
Isoa Neivua Wing (1978-06-07) June 7, 1978 (age 41) 6   Warriors
Norman Ligairi Fullback (1976-01-29) January 29, 1976 (age 43) 39   Brive
Kameli Ratuvou Fullback (1982-11-06) November 6, 1982 (age 37) 15   Saracens

JapanEdit

Squad released 11 August 2007.[29] Mitsugu Yamamoto replaced by Yusuke Aoki on 21 August.[30] Daisuke Ohata tore his left Achilles tendon in Japan's final warm-up against Portugal, and was replaced by Tomoki Kitagawa.[31]

Head coach:   John Kirwan

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Ryo Yamamura Prop 9 August 1981 34   Jubilo
Masahito Yamamoto Prop 29 May 1978 25   Verblitz
Tomokazu Soma Prop 5 June 1977 13   Wild Knights
Tatsukichi Nishiura Prop 20 February 1976 7   West Red Sparks
Yuji Matsubara Hooker 5 September 1979 19   Kobelco Steelers
Yusuke Aoki Hooker 19 June 1983 2   Verblitz
Hitoshi Ono Lock 6 May 1978 20   Brave Lupus
Takanori Kumagae Lock 31 May 1978 25   Green Rockets
Luatangi Vatuvei Lock 8 December 1977 20   Liners
Luke Thompson Lock 16 April 1981 5   Liners
Yasunori Watanabe Flanker 2 June 1974 30   Brave Lupus
Hajime Kiso Flanker 7 November 1978 28   Jubilo
Hare Makiri Flanker 31 May 1978 16   Fukuoka
Philip O'Reilly Flanker 24 July 1980 5   Wild Knights
Takamichi Sasaki Flanker 30 October 1983 5   Sungoliath
Takuro Miuchi (c) Number 8 11 December 1975 36   Green Rockets
Yuki Yatomi Scrum-half 16 February 1985 7   Jubilo
Tomoki Yoshida Scrum-half 22 February 1982 4   Brave Lupus
Kim Chul Won Scrum-half 22 January 1984 0   Liners
Eiji Ando Fly-half 14 May 1982 12   Green Rockets
Kousei Ono Fly-half 17 April 1987 3   Fukuoka
Shotaro Onishi Centre 18 November 1978 24   Jubilo
Nataniela Oto Centre 16 May 1980 11   Brave Lupus
Yuta Imamura Centre 31 October 1984 11   Kobelco Steelers
Koji Taira Centre 12 January 1983 3   Sungoliath
Bryce Robins Centre 19 September 1980 6   Black Rams
Hirotoki Onozawa Wing 29 March 1978 35   Sungoliath
Kosuke Endo Wing 11 November 1980 13   Verblitz
Tomoki Kitagawa Wing 25 July 1983 2   Wild Knights
Christian Loamanu Wing 13 May 1986 7   Saitama
Go Aruga Fullback 13 November 1983 7   Sungoliath

The following players are on reserve in case of injury.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Takahiro Sugiura Prop 4 October 1983 1   Fukuoka
Yuta Inose Prop 15 March 1982 0   Green Rockets
Taku Inokuchi Hooker 5 October 1982 1   Brave Lupus
Ryota Asano Flanker 25 September 1979 20   Green Rockets
James Arlidge Fly-half 11 August 1979 1   Docomo

WalesEdit

Squad announced 10 August 2007[32]

Head coach:   Gareth Jenkins

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Huw Bennett Hooker 11 June 1983 12   Ospreys
Matthew Rees Hooker 9 December 1980 11   Llanelli Scarlets
T. Rhys Thomas Hooker 23 April 1982 10   Cardiff Blues
Chris Horsman Prop 2 February 1978 11   Worcester Warriors
Gethin Jenkins Prop 17 November 1980 46   Cardiff Blues
Adam Jones Prop 8 March 1981 41   Ospreys
Duncan Jones Prop 18 September 1978 38   Ospreys
Ian Evans Lock 4 October 1984 5   Ospreys
Ian Gough Lock 10 November 1976 40   Ospreys
Will James Lock 12 December 1976 1   Gloucester
Alun Wyn Jones Lock 19 September 1985 11   Ospreys
Colin Charvis Flanker 27 December 1972 87   Newport Gwent Dragons
Martyn Williams Flanker 1 September 1975 70   Cardiff Blues
Jonathan Thomas Flanker 27 December 1982 34   Ospreys
Michael Owen Number 8 7 November 1980 37   Newport Gwent Dragons
Alix Popham Number 8 17 October 1979 30   Llanelli Scarlets
Gareth Cooper Scrum-half 7 May 1979 34   Gloucester
Dwayne Peel Scrum-half 31 August 1981 53   Llanelli Scarlets
Mike Phillips Scrum-half 29 August 1982 22   Ospreys
Stephen Jones Fly-half 8 December 1977 62   Llanelli Scarlets
Ceri Sweeney Fly-half 21 January 1980 32   Newport Gwent Dragons
James Hook Centre 27 June 1985 13   Ospreys
Sonny Parker Centre 27 August 1977 23   Ospreys
Jamie Robinson Centre 7 April 1980 20   Cardiff Blues
Tom Shanklin Centre 24 November 1979 41   Cardiff Blues
Dafydd James Wing 24 July 1975 46   Llanelli Scarlets
Mark Jones Wing 7 November 1979 29   Llanelli Scarlets
Shane Williams Wing 26 February 1977 46   Ospreys
Kevin Morgan Fullback 23 February 1977 43   Newport Gwent Dragons
Gareth Thomas (c) Fullback 25 July 1974 95   Cardiff Blues

Pool CEdit

ItalyEdit

Squad released 16 August 2007.[33] Carlo Del Fava withdrew due to injury on 17 August. Fabio Staibano was originally announced as his replacement, but he was in turn ruled out due to injury. Del Fava was later ruled fit to play, and was restored to the squad on 27 August.[34] Silvio Orlando replaced Robert Barbieri after he was ruled out due to injury in a warm-up game.[35]

Head coach:   Pierre Berbizier

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Carlo Festuccia Hooker 20 June 1980 39   Gran Parma[36]
Leonardo Ghiraldini Hooker 26 December 1984 5   Calvisano
Fabio Ongaro Hooker 23 September 1977 49   Saracens
Matías Agüero Prop 13 February 1981 7   Viadana
Martin Castrogiovanni Prop 21 October 1981 45   Leicester Tigers
Andrea Lo Cicero Prop 7 May 1976 67   L'Aquila[37]
Salvatore Perugini Prop 6 March 1978 44   Toulouse
Valerio Bernabò Lock 3 March 1984 11   Calvisano
Marco Bortolami (c) Lock 12 June 1980 61   Gloucester
Carlo Del Fava Lock 1 July 1981 21   Bourgoin
Santiago Dellapè Lock 9 May 1978 44   Biarritz Olympique
Mauro Bergamasco Flanker 1 May 1979 58   Stade Français
Silvio Orlando Flanker 9 February 1981 13   Benetton Treviso
Josh Sole Flanker 15 February 1980 21   Viadana
Alessandro Zanni Flanker 31 January 1984 16   Calvisano
Sergio Parisse Number 8 13 September 1983 42   Stade Français
Manoa Vosawai Number 8 12 August 1983 2   Overmach Parma
Paul Griffen Scrum-half 30 March 1975 35   Calvisano
Alessandro Troncon Scrum-half 6 September 1973 97   Clermont Auvergne
Roland de Marigny Fly-half 17 November 1975 17   Calvisano
Ramiro Pez Fly-half 6 December 1978 38   Bayonne
Mirco Bergamasco Centre 23 February 1983 44   Stade Français
Gonzalo Canale Centre 11 November 1982 33   Clermont Auvergne
Andrea Masi Centre 30 March 1981 31   Biarritz Olympique
Pablo Canavosio Wing 26 December 1981 16   Castres Olympique
Matteo Pratichetti Wing 27 July 1985 7   Calvisano
Kaine Robertson Wing 29 October 1980 23   Viadana
Marko Stanojevic Wing 1 October 1979 6   Bristol[38]
David Bortolussi Fullback 21 July 1981 10   Montpellier Hérault
Ezio Galon Fullback 22 July 1977 11   Overmach Parma

New ZealandEdit

Squad announced 22 July 2007[39]

Head coach:   Graham Henry

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Franchise / province
Carl Hayman Prop 14 November 1979 41   Otago
Greg Somerville Prop 28 November 1977 55   Canterbury
Neemia Tialata Prop 15 July 1982 17   Wellington
Tony Woodcock Prop 27 January 1981 33   North Harbour
Andrew Hore Hooker 13 September 1978 21   Taranaki
Keven Mealamu Hooker 20 March 1979 47   Auckland
Anton Oliver Hooker 9 September 1975 55   Otago
Chris Jack Lock 5 September 1978 62   Tasman
Keith Robinson Lock 14 December 1976 10   Waikato
Ali Williams Lock 30 April 1981 42   Auckland
Jerry Collins Flanker 4 November 1980 44   Wellington
Chris Masoe Flanker 15 May 1979 15   Wellington
Richie McCaw (c) Flanker 31 December 1980 55   Canterbury
Reuben Thorne Flanker 2 January 1975 48   Canterbury
Sione Lauaki Number 8 22 June 1981 7   Waikato
Rodney So'oialo Number 8 3 October 1979 37   Wellington
Andrew Ellis Scrum-half 21 February 1984 2   Canterbury
Byron Kelleher Scrum-half 3 December 1976 54   Waikato
Brendon Leonard Scrum-half 16 April 1985 4   Waikato
Dan Carter Fly-half 5 March 1982 41   Canterbury
Nick Evans Fly-half 14 August 1980 12   Otago
Aaron Mauger Centre 29 November 1980 42   Canterbury
Luke McAlister Centre 28 August 1983 18   North Harbour
Conrad Smith Centre 12 October 1981 12   Wellington
Isaia Toeava Centre 5 January 1986 10   Auckland
Doug Howlett Wing 21 September 1978 59   Auckland
Joe Rokocoko Wing 6 June 1983 45   Auckland
Sitiveni Sivivatu Wing 19 April 1982 17   Waikato
Leon MacDonald Fullback 21 December 1977 47   Canterbury
Mils Muliaina Fullback 31 July 1980 52   Waikato

PortugalEdit

Squad announced 15 August 2007[40][41]

Head coach:   Tomaz Morais

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Rui Cordeiro Prop 14 October 1976 39   Académica de Coimbra
Ruben Spachuck Prop 14 February 1981 18   Belenenses
Duarte Figueiredo Prop 25 June 1982 3   CDUL
André Silva Prop 9 February 1975 12   Stade Montois
Juan Muré Prop 21 March 1983 0   Belenenses
João Correia Hooker 19 August 1978 26   Direito
Joaquim Ferreira Hooker 27 April 1973 82   CDUP
Gonçalo Uva Lock 15 December 1982 27   Montpellier
David Penalva Lock 26 January 1981 18   Blagnac
Marcello d'Orey Lock 7 March 1976 59   CDUP
Salvador Palha Lock 14 April 1984 2   Direito
João Uva Flanker 19 May 1980 35   Belenenses
Paulo Murinello Flanker 4 May 1974 22   Cascais
Diogo Coutinho Flanker 3 September 1977 28   Direito
Tiago Girão Flanker 30 November 1984 2   CDUL
Juan Severino Somoza Flanker 16 September 1981 10   Agronomia
Vasco Uva (c) Number 8 15 June 1982 39   Direito
Luís Pissarra Scrum-half 5 October 1975 68   Agronomia
José Pinto Scrum-half 5 February 1981 30   Direito
Gonçalo Malheiro Fly-half 11 May 1978 38   CDUP
Duarte Cardoso Pinto Fly-half 17 March 1982 25   Agronomia
Pedro Cabral Fly-half 29 June 1983 3   CDUL
Diogo Mateus Centre 7 February 1980 48   Belenenses[42]
Diogo Gama Centre 15 July 1981 10   Benfica
Miguel Portela Centre 4 March 1974 53   Direito
Frederico Sousa Centre 18 August 1978 38   Direito
António Aguilar Wing 6 July 1978 47   Direito
Pedro Carvalho Wing 29 June 1984 21   Direito
Gonçalo Foro Wing 14 April 1982 15   CDUL
David Mateus Wing 7 February 1980 15   Belenenses
Pedro Leal Fullback 28 April 1984 20   Direito

RomaniaEdit

Squad announced 14 August 2007[43]

Head coach:   Daniel Santamans

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Petru Bălan Prop 12 July 1976 53   Biarritz
Bogdan Bălan Prop 11 February 1980 22   Montauban
Silviu Florea Prop 19 July 1977 15   Béziers
Cezar Popescu Prop 29 December 1976 32   Agen
Petrişor Toderasc Prop 15 July 1980 46   Brive
Marius Tincu Hooker 7 April 1978 30   Perpignan
Răzvan Mavrodin Hooker 29 September 1973 46   Pau
Sorin Socol (c) Lock 30 November 1977 38   Pau
Cristian Petre Lock 23 March 1979 56   Béziers
Valentin Ursache Lock 12 August 1985 16   Arad
Augustin Petrechei Lock 4 August 1980 19   Béziers
Ovidiu Toniţa Flanker 6 August 1980 37   Perpignan
Florin Corodeanu Flanker 26 March 1977 50   Grenoble
Alexandru Manta Flanker 7 June 1977 23   Castres
Alexandru Tudori Flanker 11 October 1978 29   FC Dinamo Bucureşti
Cosmin Raţiu Number 8 18 June 1979 16   FC Dinamo Bucureşti
Valentin Calafateanu Scrum-half 25 January 1985 14   FC Dinamo Bucureşti
Lucian Sirbu Scrum-half 16 October 1976 48   Béziers
Ionuţ Dimofte Fly-half 30 September 1984 17   Arad
Dănuţ Dumbrava Fly-half 6 August 1981 32   Steaua Bucharest
Romeo Gontineac Centre 18 December 1973 71   Aurillac
Minya Csaba Gál Centre 7 March 1985 10   U Cluj
Dan Vlad Centre 12 July 1983 7   Steaua Bucharest
Ionuţ Tofan Centre 8 March 1977 71   Limoges
Cătălin Fercu Wing 5 September 1986 16   Arad
Ion Teodorescu Wing 27 July 1976 41   Arad
Gabriel Brezoianu Wing 18 January 1977 65   Bordeaux
Cătălin Nicolae Wing 22 July 1980 4   Steaua Bucharest
Iulian Dumitraş Fullback 22 June 1982 12   Pau
Florin Vlaicu Fullback 26 July 1986 11   Steaua Bucharest

ScotlandEdit

Squad announced 14 August 2007.[44] On 11 September, his 24th birthday, Alasdair Dickinson was called up to the Scotland squad to replace the injured Allan Jacobsen.[45]

Head coach:   Frank Hadden

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Ross Ford Hooker 23 April 1984   Glasgow
Scott Lawson Hooker 28 September 1981   Sale
Fergus Thomson Hooker 18 September 1983   Glasgow
Allan Jacobsen Prop 22 September 1978   Edinburgh
Gavin Kerr Prop 3 April 1977   Glasgow
Euan Murray Prop 7 August 1980   Northampton
Craig Smith Prop 30 August 1978   Edinburgh
James Hamilton Lock 17 November 1982   Leicester
Nathan Hines Lock 29 November 1976   Perpignan
Scott MacLeod Lock 3 March 1979   Scarlets
Scott Murray Lock 15 January 1976   Montauban
John Barclay Flanker 24 September 1986   Glasgow
Kelly Brown Flanker 8 June 1982   Glasgow
Allister Hogg Flanker 20 July 1983   Edinburgh
Jason White (c) Flanker 17 April 1978   Sale
David Callam Number 8 15 February 1983   Edinburgh
Simon Taylor Number 8 17 August 1979   Stade Français
Mike Blair Scrum-half 20 April 1981   Edinburgh
Chris Cusiter Scrum-half 13 June 1982   Perpignan
Rory Lawson Scrum-half 12 March 1981   Gloucester
Dan Parks Fly-half 26 May 1978   Glasgow
Rob Dewey Centre 19 October 1983   Ulster
Marcus di Rollo Centre 31 March 1978   Edinburgh
Andrew Henderson Centre 3 February 1980   Glasgow
Simon Webster Centre 8 March 1981   Edinburgh
Sean Lamont Wing 15 January 1981   Northampton
Nikki Walker Wing 5 March 1982   Ospreys
Chris Paterson Wing 30 March 1978   Gloucester
Rory Lamont Fullback 10 March 1982   Sale
Hugo Southwell Fullback 14 May 1980   Edinburgh

Pool DEdit

ArgentinaEdit

Squad released 28 July 2007 from Planet-Rugby. Additional information from Unión Argentina de Rugby.

Martín Gaitán was forced to withdraw from the squad on 18 August after it was discovered he had a blocked artery in his heart, and was replaced by Hernán Senillosa.[46] José María Núñez Piossek was forced to withdraw from the squad due to injury on 30 August, and was replaced by Federico Martín Aramburú.[47] Mario Ledesma was forced to withdraw from the squad for the third-place match against France due to injury on 15 October, and was replaced by Eusebio Guiñazú.[48]

Head coach:   Marcelo Loffreda

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Eusebio Guiñazú Hooker 15 January 1982 12   Agen
Mario Ledesma Hooker 17 May 1973 59   Clermont
Alberto Vernet Basualdo Hooker 8 June 1982 4   Alumni
Marcos Ayerza Prop 12 January 1983 13   Leicester
Santiago González Bonorino Prop 5 May 1975 13   Capitolina
Omar Hasan Prop 21 April 1971 58   Toulouse
Rodrigo Roncero Prop 16 February 1977 20   Stade Français
Martín Scelzo Prop 5 February 1976 34   Clermont
Patricio Albacete Lock 9 February 1981 18   Toulouse
Rimas Álvarez Kairelis Lock 22 July 1974 31   Perpignan
Ignacio Fernández Lobbe Lock 20 November 1974 57   Sale
Esteban Lozada Lock 8 January 1982 4   CASI
Martín Alberto Durand Flanker 30 May 1976 49   Montpellier
Lucas Ostiglia Flanker 3 May 1976 27   Agen
Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe Flanker 19 November 1981 14   Sale
Martín Schusterman Flanker 13 September 1975 15   Leeds
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Number 8 6 June 1983 16   London Irish
Gonzalo Longo Number 8 14 March 1974 44   Clermont
Nicolás Fernández Miranda Scrum-half 25 November 1972 41   Hindú
Agustín Pichot (c) Scrum-half 22 August 1974 65   Stade Français
Juan Martín Hernández Fly-half 7 August 1982 21   Stade Français
Federico Todeschini Fly-half 8 August 1975 15   Montpellier
Felipe Contepomi Centre 20 August 1977 51   Leinster
Manuel Contepomi Centre 20 August 1977 30   Newman
Hernán Senillosa Centre 1 October 1977 16   Hindú
Gonzalo Tiesi Centre 24 April 1985 10   London Irish
Horacio Agulla Wing 22 October 1984 5   Hindú
Lucas Borges Wing 17 February 1980 18   Stade Français
Federico Martín Aramburú Wing 20 January 1980 12   Perpignan
Ignacio Corleto Fullback 21 June 1978 29   Stade Français
Federico Serra Miras Fullback 3 October 1979 7   SIC

FranceEdit

Provisional squad announced 14 June 2007, from Planet-Rugby. Elvis Vermeulen replaced by Thierry Dusautoir due to injury on 21 June Planet-Rugby. Sylvain Marconnet was replaced due to injury by Nicolas Mas on 20 August BBC Sport.

Head coach:   Bernard Laporte

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Sébastien Bruno Hooker 26 August 1974 22   Sale
Raphaël Ibañez (c) Hooker 17 February 1973 92   Wasps
Dimitri Szarzewski Hooker 26 January 1983 16   Stade Français
Pieter de Villiers Prop 3 July 1972 64   Stade Français
Nicolas Mas Prop 25 May 1980 10   Perpignan
Olivier Milloud Prop 9 December 1975 45   Bourgoin
Jean-Baptiste Poux Prop 26 September 1979 14   Toulouse
Sébastien Chabal Lock 8 December 1977 31   Sale
Lionel Nallet Lock 14 September 1976 28   Castres
Fabien Pelous Lock 7 December 1973 113   Toulouse
Jérôme Thion Lock 2 December 1977 36   Biarritz
Serge Betsen Flanker 25 March 1974 58   Biarritz
Thierry Dusautoir Flanker 18 November 1981 5   Toulouse
Rémy Martin Flanker 10 August 1979 18   Stade Français
Yannick Nyanga Flanker 19 December 1983 21   Toulouse
Julien Bonnaire Number 8 20 September 1978 31   Clermont
Imanol Harinordoquy Number 8 20 February 1980 41   Biarritz
Jean-Baptiste Élissalde Scrum-half 23 November 1977 23   Toulouse
Pierre Mignoni Scrum-half 28 February 1977 25   Clermont
Lionel Beauxis Fly-half 24 October 1985 6   Stade Français
Frédéric Michalak Fly-half 16 October 1982 44   Toulouse
David Skrela Fly-half 2 March 1979 8   Stade Français
Yannick Jauzion Centre 28 July 1978 44   Toulouse
David Marty Centre 30 October 1982 13   Perpignan
Damien Traille Centre 12 June 1979 53   Biarritz
Vincent Clerc Wing 7 May 1981 22   Toulouse
Christophe Dominici Wing 20 May 1972 62   Stade Français
Cédric Heymans Wing 20 July 1978 32   Toulouse
Aurélien Rougerie Wing 26 September 1980 46   Clermont
Clément Poitrenaud Fullback 20 May 1982 28   Toulouse

The following players are on reserve in case of withdrawals from the squad.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Benjamin Kayser Hooker 26 July 1984 0   Leicester
Laurent Emmanuelli Prop 19 September 1976 0   Clermont
Pascal Papé Lock 5 December 1980 18   Castres
Grégory Lamboley Lock 12 January 1982 13   Toulouse
Olivier Magne Flanker 11 April 1973 90   London Irish
Dimitri Yachvili Scrum-half 19 September 1980 32   Biarritz
Benjamin Boyet Fly-half 8 August 1979 3   Bourgoin
Brian Liebenberg Centre 19 September 1979 12   Stade Français
Jean-Philippe Grandclaude Centre 4 August 1982 3   Perpignan

GeorgiaEdit

Final squad released on 9 August 2007 from Planet-Rugby, other details from Georgian RFU

Head coach:   Malkhaz Cheishvili

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Akvsenti Giorgadze Hooker 4 June 1976 47   Castres
David Khinchaguishvili Prop 24 July 1982 15   Bourgoin
Avtandil Kopaliani Prop 13 June 1982 19   Montauban
Mamuka Magrakvelidze Prop 12 August 1977 18   Metro Paris
Goderdzi Shvelidze Prop 17 April 1978 37   Clermont
Davit Zirakashvili Prop 10 October 1983 13   Clermont
Levan Datunashvili Lock 18 January 1983 19   Montluçon
Victor Didebulidze Lock 4 November 1971 39   Massy
Zurab Mtchedlishvili Lock 22 October 1971 44   Figeac
Mamuka Gorgodze Lock 14 July 1984 23   Montpellier
Ilia Zedguinidze (c) Lock 20 January 1977 46   Auch
George Chkhaidze Flanker 19 August 1981 20   Massy
Gia Labadze Flanker 21 September 1973 45   Toulon
Ilia Maissuradze Flanker 1 July 1977 16   Nantes
Zviad Maissuradze Flanker 28 October 1980 19   Locomotivi Tbilisi
Rati Urushadze Flanker 22 September 1975 22   Nice
Besso Udessiani Number 8 14 March 1979 26   Chalon
Irakli Abuseridze Scrum-half 25 November 1977 44   Orléans
Meko Kvirikashvili Scrum-half 27 December 1983 20   Pau
Bidzina Samkharadze Scrum-half 2 October 1983 26   Farul Constanţa
Otar Barkalaia Fly-half 17 February 1984 23   Figeac
Paliko Jimsheladze Fly-half 8 July 1975 56   Arras
Revaz Gigauri Centre 9 May 1984 11   Montluçon
Irakli Giorgadze Centre 26 December 1982 27   Bourgoin
Davit Kacharava Centre 16 January 1985 12   Bastia
Malkhaz Urjukashvili Centre 24 September 1980 21   Aurillac
Giorgi Elizbarashvili Wing 21 January 1984 14   Krasny Yar
Otar Eloshvili Wing 15 November 1978 9   Arras
Besik Khamashuridze Wing 14 August 1977 49   Cannes
Irakli Machkhaneli Wing 18 July 1981 24   Mont-de-Marsan
George Shkinini Wing 7 March 1983 19   Blois

IrelandEdit

Squad listed from BBC Sport 12 August 2007, further information from Irish Rugby Football Union.

Head coach:   Eddie O'Sullivan

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Simon Best Prop 11 February 1978 19   Ulster
John Hayes Prop 2 November 1973 74   Munster
Marcus Horan Prop 7 September 1977 46   Munster
Bryan Young Prop 6 November 1981 8   Ulster
Rory Best Hooker 15 August 1982 13   Ulster
Jerry Flannery Hooker 17 October 1978 16   Munster
Frankie Sheahan Hooker 27 August 1976 28   Munster
Donncha O'Callaghan Lock 23 March 1979 35   Munster
Paul O'Connell Lock 20 October 1979 44   Munster
Malcolm O'Kelly Lock 19 July 1974 86   Leinster
Neil Best Flanker 3 April 1979 13   Ulster
Simon Easterby Flanker 21 July 1975 57   Scarlets
Stephen Ferris Flanker 2 September 1985 4   Ulster
Alan Quinlan Flanker 13 July 1974 25   Munster
David Wallace Flanker 8 July 1976 37   Munster
Denis Leamy Number 8 27 November 1981 22   Munster
Isaac Boss Scrum-half 9 April 1980 9   Ulster
Eoin Reddan Scrum-half 20 November 1980 3   Wasps
Peter Stringer Scrum-half 13 December 1977 76   Munster
Ronan O'Gara Fly-half 7 March 1977 72   Munster
Paddy Wallace Fly-half 27 August 1979 5   Ulster
Gordon D'Arcy Centre 10 February 1980 31   Leinster
Gavin Duffy Centre 18 September 1981 7   Connacht
Brian O'Driscoll (c) Centre 21 January 1979 75   Leinster
Brian Carney Wing 23 July 1976 3   Munster
Denis Hickie Wing 13 February 1976 58   Leinster
Shane Horgan Wing 18 July 1978 55   Leinster
Andrew Trimble Wing 20 October 1984 16   Ulster
Girvan Dempsey Fullback 2 October 1975 74   Leinster
Geordan Murphy Fullback 19 April 1978 49   Leicester

NamibiaEdit

Squad released 18 July 2007 from Planet-Rugby, additional information from Namibian Rugby and South Africa Rugby.

Head coach:   Hakkies Husselman

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Jané du Toit Prop 2 October 1975   Boland
Kees Lensing (c) Prop 1 June 1978   Sharks
Johnny Redelinghuys Prop 7 February 1984   Kimberley Tech
Marius Visser Prop 24 April 1982   Border
Skipper Badenhorst Hooker 1 December 1978   Sharks
Hugo Horn Hooker 9 May 1977   Border
Johannes Meyer Hooker 19 February 1981   Wanderers
Nico Esterhuyse Lock 5 March 1984   Maties RC
Domingo Kamonga Lock 3 March 1974   United Rugby Club
Uakazuwaka Kazombiaze Lock 25 January 1979   Western Suburbs
Heino Senekal Lock 20 October 1975   Cornish Pirates
Jacques Burger Flanker 29 July 1983   Stade Aurillacois Cantal Auvergne
Tinus du Plessis Flanker 20 May 1984   Maties RC
Herman Lintvelt Flanker 6 September 1976   United Rugby Club
Michael MacKenzie Flanker 13 September 1983   United Rugby Club
Jacques Nieuwenhuis Flanker 23 March 1980   Valke
Eugene Jantjies Scrum-half 10 August 1986   Western Suburbs
Jurie van Tonder Scrum-half 9 April 1980   United Rugby Club
Morné Schreuder Fly-half 5 September 1979   Wanderers
Lu-Wayne Botes Centre 18 January 1978   JHB University
Du Preez Grobler Centre 8 June 1977   United Rugby Club
Bratley Langenhoven Centre 3 December 1983   Pukke
Piet van Zyl Centre 14 May 1979   Boland
Emile Wessels Centre 27 June 1979   Tuggeranong Vikings
Melrick Africa Wing 18 January 1978   Reho Falcons
John Drotsky Wing 6 June 1984   Reho Falcons
Deon Mouton Wing 29 November 1974   Reho Falcons
Ryan Witbooi Wing 7 September 1985   Western Suburbs
Heini Bock Fullback 28 December 1981   Reho Falcons
Tertius Losper Fullback 22 November 1985   Western Suburbs

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