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2011 Rugby World Cup squads

The 2011 Rugby World Cup was an international rugby union tournament played in New Zealand from 9 September to 23 October 2011. Each of the 20 competing nations was required to confirm its 30-man squad by 23 August; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.

Players could be replaced for medical or compassionate reasons, but they would be unable to return to the squad. Any replacement players had an enforced stand-down period of 48 hours before they could take the field.

Players marked (c) were the nominated captains for their teams. Number of caps and players' ages are indicated as of 9 September 2011, the tournament's opening day.

The tournament was played during the Super Rugby off-season. Players who were released or changed clubs are out-of-contract with their clubs and finished with their 2011 clubs, and in-contract with their national unions and/or future clubs for the 2012 (2011–12 in the Northern Hemisphere) season. Players were listed with their current affiliations as of the opening day of the tournament on 9 September (with some on-going updates during the tournament).

Three squads were made up entirely of players from home-based clubs. Two of these, Australia and New Zealand, had players who signed with overseas clubs for the 2011–12 northern hemisphere season. However, all players on both squads played for clubs within their country, either in Super Rugby or New Zealand's domestic ITM Cup, in the preceding 2011 season. In addition, these players remained under contract with their national unions until the end of the World Cup. The third such squad, France, consists entirely of players under contract with French clubs in both 2010–11 and 2011–12.

Pool AEdit

CanadaEdit

Canada's 30-man squad for the tournament was named on 8 July.[1]

Head coach:   Kieran Crowley

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Ryan Hamilton Hooker (1988-04-09)9 April 1988 (aged 23) 4   BC Bears
Pat Riordan (c) Hooker (1979-09-30)30 September 1979 (aged 31) 39   BC Bears
Hubert Buydens Prop (1982-01-04)4 January 1982 (aged 29) 6   Prairie Wolf Pack
Scott Franklin Prop (1980-08-23)23 August 1980 (aged 31) 8   Prairie Wolf Pack
Jason Marshall Prop (1985-02-05)5 February 1985 (aged 26) 8   Aurillac
Andrew Tiedemann Prop (1988-07-21)21 July 1988 (aged 23) 10   Prairie Wolf Pack
Frank Walsh Prop (1976-09-05)5 September 1976 (aged 35) 4   The Rock
Jamie Cudmore Lock (1978-09-06)6 September 1978 (aged 33) 23   Clermont Auvergne
Brian Erichsen Lock (1977-08-18)18 August 1977 (aged 34) 5   BC Bears
Tyler Hotson Lock (1985-05-30)30 May 1985 (aged 26) 20   Plymouth Albion
Nanyak Dala Flanker (1984-06-18)18 June 1984 (aged 27) 11   Prairie Wolf Pack
Adam Kleeberger Flanker (1984-03-02)2 March 1984 (aged 27) 31   London Scottish
Chauncey O'Toole Flanker (1986-02-22)22 February 1986 (aged 25) 13   Ospreys
Jebb Sinclair Flanker (1986-04-08)8 April 1986 (aged 25) 17   London Irish
Aaron Carpenter Number 8 (1983-01-09)9 January 1983 (aged 28) 38   Plymouth Albion
Jeremy Kyne Number 8 (1983-05-02)2 May 1983 (aged 28) 1   Prairie Wolf Pack
Ed Fairhurst Scrum-half (1979-05-07)7 May 1979 (aged 32) 51   BC Bears
Jamie Mackenzie Scrum-half (1989-02-28)28 February 1989 (aged 22) 3   Esher
Sean White Scrum-half (1988-06-28)28 June 1988 (aged 23) 10   BC Bears
Nathan Hirayama Fly-half (1988-03-23)23 March 1988 (aged 23) 7   BC Bears
Ander Monro Fly-half (1981-09-06)6 September 1981 (aged 30) 26   Ontario Blues
Mike Scholz Centre (1988-08-06)6 August 1988 (aged 23) 4   Ontario Blues
Ryan Smith Centre (1979-09-13)13 September 1979 (aged 31) 47   Prairie Wolf Pack
Conor Trainor Centre (1989-05-12)12 May 1989 (aged 22) 1   BC Bears
DTH van der Merwe Centre (1986-04-28)28 April 1986 (aged 25) 17   Glasgow Warriors
Ciaran Hearn Wing (1985-12-30)30 December 1985 (aged 25) 17   The Rock
Phil Mackenzie Wing (1987-02-25)25 February 1987 (aged 24) 9   Esher
Taylor Paris Wing (1992-10-06)6 October 1992 (aged 18) 3   Ontario Blues
Matt Evans Fullback (1988-01-02)2 January 1988 (aged 23) 12   Cornish Pirates
James Pritchard Fullback (1979-07-21)21 July 1979 (aged 32) 39   Bedford Blues

FranceEdit

Marc Lièvremont announced his 31-man France squad for the tournament on 21 August.[2] David Skrela was injured and subsequently replaced by Jean-Marc Doussain.[3]

Head coach:   Marc Lièvremont

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Guilhem Guirado Hooker (1986-06-17)17 June 1986 (aged 25) 14   Perpignan
William Servat Hooker (1978-02-09)9 February 1978 (aged 33) 37   Toulouse
Dimitri Szarzewski Hooker (1983-01-26)26 January 1983 (aged 28) 50   Stade Français
Fabien Barcella Prop (1983-10-27)27 October 1983 (aged 27) 13   Biarritz
Luc Ducalcon Prop (1984-01-02)2 January 1984 (aged 27) 7   Castres
Nicolas Mas Prop (1980-05-23)23 May 1980 (aged 31) 45   Perpignan
Jean-Baptiste Poux Prop (1979-09-26)26 September 1979 (aged 31) 30   Toulouse
Romain Millo-Chluski Lock (1983-04-20)20 April 1983 (aged 28) 17   Toulouse
Lionel Nallet Lock (1976-09-14)14 September 1976 (aged 34) 64   Racing Métro
Pascal Papé Lock (1980-10-05)5 October 1980 (aged 30) 28   Stade Français
Julien Pierre Lock (1981-07-31)31 July 1981 (aged 30) 19   Clermont
Julien Bonnaire Flanker (1978-09-20)20 September 1978 (aged 32) 63   Clermont
Thierry Dusautoir (c) Flanker (1981-11-18)18 November 1981 (aged 29) 43   Toulouse
Imanol Harinordoquy Flanker (1980-02-20)20 February 1980 (aged 31) 70   Biarritz
Fulgence Ouedraogo Flanker (1986-07-21)21 July 1986 (aged 25) 23   Montpellier
Raphaël Lakafia Number 8 (1988-10-28)28 October 1988 (aged 22) 1   Biarritz
Louis Picamoles Number 8 (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 25) 18   Toulouse
Morgan Parra Scrum-half (1988-11-15)15 November 1988 (aged 22) 29   Clermont
Dimitri Yachvili Scrum-half (1980-09-19)19 September 1980 (aged 30) 52   Biarritz
Jean-Marc Doussain Fly-half (1991-02-12)12 February 1991 (aged 20) 0   Toulouse
François Trinh-Duc Fly-half (1986-11-11)11 November 1986 (aged 24) 29   Montpellier
David Skrela Fly-half (1979-03-02)2 March 1979 (aged 32) 22   Clermont
Fabrice Estebanez Centre (1981-12-26)26 December 1981 (aged 29) 5   Racing Métro
David Marty Centre (1982-10-30)30 October 1982 (aged 28) 34   Perpignan
Maxime Mermoz Centre (1986-07-28)28 July 1986 (aged 25) 9   Perpignan
Aurélien Rougerie Centre (1980-09-26)26 September 1980 (aged 30) 64   Clermont
Vincent Clerc Wing (1981-05-07)7 May 1981 (aged 30) 50   Toulouse
Maxime Médard Wing (1986-11-16)16 November 1986 (aged 24) 21   Toulouse
Alexis Palisson Wing (1987-09-09)9 September 1987 (aged 24) 16   Toulon
Cédric Heymans Fullback (1978-07-20)20 July 1978 (aged 33) 55   Bayonne
Damien Traille Fullback (1979-06-12)12 June 1979 (aged 32) 83   Biarritz

JapanEdit

Japan's 30-man squad for the tournament was named on 22 August.[4] Justin Ives and Ryukoliniasi Holani were ruled out with injury, they were replaced by Yuji Kitagawa and Toetsu Taufa.[5] Tomoki Yoshida and Yuta Imamura were ruled out with injury, they were replaced by Ippei Asada and Bryce Robins.[6]

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
Yusuke Aoki Hooker (1983-02-28)28 February 1983 (aged 28) 21   Suntory Sungoliath
Shota Horie Hooker (1986-01-21)21 January 1986 (aged 25) 14   Panasonic Wild Knights
Hiroki Yuhara Hooker (1984-01-21)21 January 1984 (aged 27) 8   Toshiba Brave Lupus
Nozomu Fujita Prop (1984-10-02)2 October 1984 (aged 26) 10   Honda Heat
Kensuke Hatakeyama Prop (1985-08-02)2 August 1985 (aged 26) 23   Suntory Sungoliath
Hisateru Hirashima Prop (1983-01-15)15 January 1983 (aged 28) 24   Kobelco Steelers
Naoki Kawamata Prop (1985-10-31)31 October 1985 (aged 25) 17   Panasonic Wild Knights
Toshizumi Kitagawa Lock (1981-02-07)7 February 1981 (aged 30) 37   Toyota Verblitz
Yuji Kitagawa Lock (1986-08-11)11 August 1986 (aged 25) 5   Panasonic Wild Knights
Hitoshi Ono Lock (1978-05-06)6 May 1978 (aged 33) 51   Toshiba Brave Lupus
Luke Thompson Lock (1981-04-16)16 April 1981 (aged 30) 34   Kintetsu Liners
Takashi Kikutani (c) Flanker (1980-02-24)24 February 1980 (aged 31) 44   Toyota Verblitz
Michael Leitch Flanker (1988-10-07)7 October 1988 (aged 22) 19   Toshiba Brave Lupus
Sione Vatuvei Flanker (1983-03-14)14 March 1983 (aged 28) 5   Panasonic Wild Knights
Itaru Taniguchi Number 8 (1984-10-01)1 October 1984 (aged 26) 7   Kobelco Steelers
Toetu'u Taufa Number 8 (1980-10-08)8 October 1980 (aged 30) 21   Kintetsu Liners
Ippei Asada Scrum-half (1980-06-26)26 June 1980 (aged 31) 0   Toyota Verblitz
Atsushi Hiwasa Scrum-half (1987-05-22)22 May 1987 (aged 24) 6   Suntory Sungoliath
Fumiaki Tanaka Scrum-half (1985-01-03)3 January 1985 (aged 26) 28   Panasonic Wild Knights
James Arlidge Fly-half (1979-08-11)11 August 1979 (aged 32) 29   Nottingham
Murray Williams Fly-half (1982-06-27)27 June 1982 (aged 29) 3   Toyota Shokki
Ryan Nicholas Centre (1979-05-23)23 May 1979 (aged 32) 32   Suntory Sungoliath
Bryce Robins Centre (1980-09-19)19 September 1980 (aged 30) 24   Honda Heat
Koji Taira Centre (1983-01-12)12 January 1983 (aged 28) 30   Suntory Sungoliath
Alisi Tupuailai Centre (1980-09-28)28 September 1980 (aged 30) 16   Canon Eagles
Kosuke Endo Wing (1980-11-11)11 November 1980 (aged 30) 38   Toyota Verblitz
Hirotoki Onozawa Wing (1978-03-29)29 March 1978 (aged 33) 64   Suntory Sungoliath
Takehisa Usuzuki Wing (1985-09-28)28 September 1985 (aged 25) 6   Toshiba Brave Lupus
Taihei Ueda Fullback (1982-03-03)3 March 1982 (aged 29) 5   Honda Heat
Shaun Webb Fullback (1981-12-30)30 December 1981 (aged 29) 31   Coca-Cola West

New ZealandEdit

New Zealand's 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup was announced on 23 August.[7]

On 1 October, Dan Carter sustained a tournament-ending groin injury and was replaced in the squad by Aaron Cruden.[8]

On 9 October, Mils Muliaina sustained a shoulder fracture and Colin Slade suffered a groin tear. Stephen Donald and Hosea Gear were called into the squad to replace them.[9]

Squad and caps are current as of 10 October 2011.

Head coach:   Graham Henry

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Franchise / province
Corey Flynn Hooker (1981-01-05)5 January 1981 (aged 30) 15   Crusaders
Andrew Hore Hooker (1978-09-13)13 September 1978 (aged 32) 60   Hurricanes
Keven Mealamu Hooker (1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 32) 90   Blues
John Afoa Prop (1983-09-10)10 September 1983 (aged 27) 36   Blues
Ben Franks Prop (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 27) 14   Crusaders
Owen Franks Prop (1987-12-23)23 December 1987 (aged 23) 29   Crusaders
Tony Woodcock Prop (1981-01-27)27 January 1981 (aged 30) 81   Blues
Anthony Boric Lock (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 27) 23   Blues
Brad Thorn Lock (1975-02-03)3 February 1975 (aged 36) 57   Crusaders
Sam Whitelock Lock (1988-10-12)12 October 1988 (aged 22) 23   Crusaders
Ali Williams Lock (1981-04-30)30 April 1981 (aged 30) 71   Blues
Jerome Kaino Flanker (1983-04-06)6 April 1983 (aged 28) 46   Blues
Richie McCaw (c) Flanker (1980-12-31)31 December 1980 (aged 30) 101   Crusaders
Adam Thomson Flanker (1982-03-13)13 March 1982 (aged 29) 24   Highlanders
Kieran Read Number 8 (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 25) 34   Crusaders
Victor Vito Number 8 (1987-03-27)27 March 1987 (aged 24) 12   Hurricanes
Jimmy Cowan Scrum-half (1982-03-06)6 March 1982 (aged 29) 51   Highlanders
Andy Ellis Scrum-half (1984-02-21)21 February 1984 (aged 27) 24   Crusaders
Piri Weepu Scrum-half (1983-09-07)7 September 1983 (aged 28) 54   Hurricanes
Aaron Cruden Fly-half (1989-01-08)8 January 1989 (aged 22) 7   Hurricanes
Stephen Donald Fly-half (1983-12-03)3 December 1983 (aged 27) 22   Chiefs
Richard Kahui Centre (1985-06-09)9 June 1985 (aged 26) 15   Chiefs
Ma'a Nonu Centre (1982-05-21)21 May 1982 (aged 29) 64   Hurricanes
Conrad Smith Centre (1981-10-12)12 October 1981 (aged 29) 53   Hurricanes
Sonny Bill Williams Centre (1985-04-03)3 April 1985 (aged 26) 12   Crusaders
Hosea Gear Wing (1984-03-16)16 March 1984 (aged 27) 8   Hurricanes
Zac Guildford Wing (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 22) 8   Crusaders
Cory Jane Wing (1983-02-02)2 February 1983 (aged 28) 30   Hurricanes
Israel Dagg Fullback (1988-06-06)6 June 1988 (aged 23) 10   Crusaders
Isaia Toeava Fullback (1986-01-15)15 January 1986 (aged 25) 36   Blues
Mils Muliaina Fullback (1980-07-31)31 July 1980 (aged 31) 100   Blues

TongaEdit

Tonga's 30-man RWC squad was announced on 23 August. Chairman Bob Tuckey allegedly resigned over the proposed selection of former captain Nili Latu.[10]

Head coach:   Isitolo Maka

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 (1978-07-01)1 July 1978 (aged 33) 30   Worcester Warriors
Ilaisa Ma'asi Hooker (1982-02-05)5 February 1982 (aged 29) 7   Counties Manukau
Ephraim Taukafa Hooker (1976-06-26)26 June 1976 (aged 35) 30   Mont-de-Marsan
Halani Aulika Prop (1983-08-31)31 August 1983 (aged 28) 2   Highlanders
Taufa'ao Filise Prop (1977-05-26)26 May 1977 (aged 34) 15   Cardiff Blues
Kisi Pulu Prop (1978-01-31)31 January 1978 (aged 33) 23   Perpignan
Sona Taumalolo Prop (1981-11-13)13 November 1981 (aged 29) 4   Chiefs
Soane Tonga'uiha Prop (1982-01-21)21 January 1982 (aged 29) 8   Northampton Saints
Paino Hehea Lock (1979-02-01)1 February 1979 (aged 32) 16   Calvisano
Tukulua Lokotui Lock (1979-12-31)31 December 1979 (aged 31) 5   Kintetsu Liners
Sione Timani Lock (1984-09-03)3 September 1984 (aged 27) 4   Scarlets
Joe Tuineau Lock (1981-08-18)18 August 1981 (aged 30) 4   Montpellier
Sione Kalamafoni Flanker (1988-05-18)18 May 1988 (aged 23) 14   Nottingham
Finau Maka (c) Flanker (1977-07-10)10 July 1977 (aged 34) 5   Pamiers
Sione Vaiomo'unga Flanker (1989-04-08)8 April 1989 (aged 22) 7   Toloa Old Boys
Viliami Ma'afu Number 8 (1982-03-09)9 March 1982 (aged 29) 5   Mitsubishi Sagamihara DynaBoars
Samiu Vahafolau Number 8 (1978-04-24)24 April 1978 (aged 33) 10   Béziers
Samisoni Fisilau Scrum-half (1987-11-29)29 November 1987 (aged 23) 7   Counties Manukau
Taniela Moa Scrum-half (1985-03-11)11 March 1985 (aged 26) 2   Pau
Thomas Palu Scrum-half (1986-09-23)23 September 1986 (aged 24) 3   Norths
Kurt Morath Fly-half (1984-11-13)13 November 1984 (aged 26) 9   Souths
Alipate Fatafehi Centre (1984-12-13)13 December 1984 (aged 26) 7   Lyon
Suka Hufanga Centre (1982-06-18)18 June 1982 (aged 29) 22   Newcastle Falcons
Andrew Ma'ilei Centre (1980-05-24)24 May 1980 (aged 31) 18   Bordeaux
Siale Piutau Centre (1985-10-13)13 October 1985 (aged 25) 2   Highlanders
William Helu Wing (1986-04-19)19 April 1986 (aged 25) 7   Bristol
Alaska Taufa Wing (1983-07-24)24 July 1983 (aged 28) 5   Akita
Fetu'u Vainikolo Wing (1985-01-30)30 January 1985 (aged 26) 2   Connacht
Viliame Iongi Fullback (1989-08-08)8 August 1989 (aged 22) 6   Scarlets
Vunga Lilo Fullback (1983-02-28)28 February 1983 (aged 28) 21   Bordeaux

Pool BEdit

ArgentinaEdit

Argentina named their squad for the tournament on 10 August 2011.[11] Alvaro Galindo was ruled out with injury and replaced by Genaro Fessia.[12] Gonzalo Tiesi was injured during the England game, he was replaced by Lucas Borges.[13]

Head coach:   Santiago Phelan

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Agustín Creevy Hooker (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 26) 11   Montpellier
Mario Ledesma Hooker (1973-05-17)17 May 1973 (aged 38) 78   Clermont
Marcos Ayerza Prop (1983-01-12)12 January 1983 (aged 28) 32   Leicester Tigers
Maximiliano Bustos Prop (1986-04-02)2 April 1986 (aged 25) 0   Montpellier
Juan Figallo Prop (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 23) 4   Montpellier
Rodrigo Roncero Prop (1977-02-16)16 February 1977 (aged 34) 44   Stade Français
Martín Scelzo Prop (1976-06-05)5 June 1976 (aged 35) 54   Agen
Patricio Albacete Lock (1981-02-09)9 February 1981 (aged 30) 41   Toulouse
Manuel Carizza Lock (1984-08-23)23 August 1984 (aged 27) 19   Biarritz
Mariano Galarza Lock (1986-11-12)12 November 1986 (aged 24) 6 Unattached
Tomas Vallejos Lock (1984-10-16)16 October 1984 (aged 26) 0   Harlequins
Alejandro Campos Flanker (1983-04-21)21 April 1983 (aged 28) 12   Agen
Julio Farías Cabello Flanker (1978-09-19)19 September 1978 (aged 32) 3   Tucumán
Genaro Fessia Flanker (1981-07-22)22 July 1981 (aged 30) 9   London Wasps
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Flanker (1983-06-06)6 June 1983 (aged 28) 34   Lyon
Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe Number 8 (1981-11-19)19 November 1981 (aged 29) 40   Toulon
Leonardo Senatore Number 8 (1984-05-13)13 May 1984 (aged 27) 2   GER
Alfredo Lalanne Scrum-half (1983-03-03)3 March 1983 (aged 28) 7 Unattached
Nicolás Vergallo Scrum-half (1983-04-20)20 April 1983 (aged 28) 19   Toulouse
Santiago Fernández Fly-half (1985-11-28)28 November 1985 (aged 25) 13   Montpellier
Nicolás Sánchez Fly-half (1988-10-26)26 October 1988 (aged 22) 2   Bordeaux
Marcelo Bosch Centre (1984-01-07)7 January 1984 (aged 27) 5   Biarritz
Felipe Contepomi (c) Centre (1977-08-20)20 August 1977 (aged 34) 71   Stade Français
Agustin Gosio Centre (1983-03-17)17 March 1983 (aged 28) 0   Newman
Horacio Agulla Wing (1984-10-22)22 October 1984 (aged 26) 29   Leicester Tigers
Lucas Borges Wing (1980-02-17)17 February 1980 (aged 31) 33   Pucará
Gonzalo Camacho Wing (1984-08-28)28 August 1984 (aged 27) 7   Exeter Chiefs
Juan Imhoff Wing (1988-05-11)11 May 1988 (aged 23) 4   Duendes
Lucas González Amorosino Fullback (1985-02-11)11 February 1985 (aged 26) 10   Montpellier
Martín Rodríguez Fullback (1985-03-06)6 March 1985 (aged 26) 10   Stade Français

EnglandEdit

Martin Johnson announced England's 30-man squad on 22 August.[14] Andrew Sheridan was ruled out due to injury and was replaced by Thomas Waldrom on 25 September.[15]

Team manager:   Martin Johnson

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Dylan Hartley Hooker (1986-03-24)24 March 1986 (aged 25) 29   Northampton Saints
Lee Mears Hooker (1979-03-05)5 March 1979 (aged 32) 37   Bath
Steve Thompson Hooker (1978-07-15)15 July 1978 (aged 33) 67   London Wasps
Dan Cole Prop (1987-05-09)9 May 1987 (aged 24) 17   Leicester Tigers
Alex Corbisiero Prop (1988-08-30)30 August 1988 (aged 23) 6   London Irish
Matt Stevens Prop (1982-10-01)1 October 1982 (aged 28) 34   Saracens
David Wilson Prop (1985-04-09)9 April 1985 (aged 26) 18   Bath
Louis Deacon Lock (1980-10-07)7 October 1980 (aged 30) 24   Leicester Tigers
Courtney Lawes Lock (1989-02-23)23 February 1989 (aged 22) 9   Northampton Saints
Tom Palmer Lock (1979-03-27)27 March 1979 (aged 32) 27   Stade Français
Simon Shaw Lock (1973-09-01)1 September 1973 (aged 38) 67   Toulon
Tom Croft Flanker (1985-11-07)7 November 1985 (aged 25) 25   Leicester Tigers
James Haskell Flanker (1985-04-02)2 April 1985 (aged 26) 36   Ricoh Black Rams
Lewis Moody (c) Flanker (1978-06-12)12 June 1978 (aged 33) 67   Bath
Tom Wood Flanker (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 24) 7   Northampton Saints
Nick Easter Number 8 (1978-08-15)15 August 1978 (aged 33) 44   Harlequins
Thomas Waldrom Number 8 (1983-04-28)28 April 1983 (aged 28) 0   Leicester Tigers
Joe Simpson Scrum-half (1988-07-05)5 July 1988 (aged 23) 0   London Wasps
Richard Wigglesworth Scrum-half (1983-06-09)9 June 1983 (aged 28) 7   Saracens
Ben Youngs Scrum-half (1989-09-05)5 September 1989 (aged 22) 12   Leicester Tigers
Toby Flood Fly-half (1985-08-08)8 August 1985 (aged 26) 41   Leicester Tigers
Jonny Wilkinson Fly-half (1979-05-25)25 May 1979 (aged 32) 86   Toulon
Shontayne Hape Centre (1981-01-30)30 January 1981 (aged 30) 12   London Irish
Mike Tindall Centre (1978-10-18)18 October 1978 (aged 32) 71   Gloucester
Manu Tuilagi Centre (1991-05-18)18 May 1991 (aged 20) 1   Leicester Tigers
Delon Armitage Wing (1983-12-15)15 December 1983 (aged 27) 21   London Irish
Chris Ashton Wing (1987-03-29)29 March 1987 (aged 24) 12   Northampton Saints
Matt Banahan Wing (1986-12-30)30 December 1986 (aged 24) 13   Bath
Mark Cueto Wing (1979-12-26)26 December 1979 (aged 31) 52   Sale Sharks
Ben Foden Fullback (1985-07-22)22 July 1985 (aged 26) 16   Northampton Saints

GeorgiaEdit

Georgia named their 30-man squad on 22 August.[16]

Head coach:   Richie Dixon

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Jaba Bregvadze Hooker (1987-04-23)23 April 1987 (aged 24) 13   Army
Akvsenti Giorgadze Hooker (1976-06-04)4 June 1976 (aged 35) 62   Castres
Vasil Kakovin Prop (1989-12-01)1 December 1989 (aged 21) 15   Brive
Davit Khinchagishvili Prop (1982-07-24)24 July 1982 (aged 29) 35   Brive
Davit Kubriashvili Prop (1986-03-12)12 March 1986 (aged 25) 17   Toulon
Goderdzi Shvelidze Prop (1978-04-17)17 April 1978 (aged 33) 61   Montpellier
Davit Zirakashvili Prop (1983-10-10)10 October 1983 (aged 27) 28   Clermont
Levan Datunashvili Lock (1983-01-18)18 January 1983 (aged 28) 42   Aurillac
Vakhtang Maisuradze Lock (1987-03-11)11 March 1987 (aged 24) 8   Saint Nazaire
Giorgi Nemsadze Lock (1984-09-26)26 September 1984 (aged 26) 22   Montauban
Ilia Zedginidze Lock (1977-01-20)20 January 1977 (aged 34) 63   Carqueiranne
Givi Berishvili Flanker (1987-08-10)10 August 1987 (aged 24) 3   RC Locomotive Tbilisi
Giorgi Chkhaidze Flanker (1981-08-20)20 August 1981 (aged 30) 48   Montpellier
Viktor Kolelishvili Flanker (1989-10-09)9 October 1989 (aged 21) 10   Clermont Espoirs
Shalva Sutiashvili Flanker (1984-01-24)24 January 1984 (aged 27) 20   Massy
Dimitri Basilaia Number 8 (1985-11-27)27 November 1985 (aged 25) 16   Aubenas
Mamuka Gorgodze Number 8 (1984-07-14)14 July 1984 (aged 27) 37   Montpellier
Irakli Abuseridze (c) Scrum-half (1977-11-25)25 November 1977 (aged 33) 72   Auxerre
Bidzina Samkharadze Scrum-half (1983-10-02)2 October 1983 (aged 27) 56   Army
Lasha Khmaladze Fly-half (1988-01-20)20 January 1988 (aged 23) 9   Lelo
Merab Kvirikashvili Fly-half (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 27) 52   Figeac
Lasha Malaghuradze Fly-half (1986-02-06)6 February 1986 (aged 25) 31   Béziers
Davit Kacharava Centre (1985-01-16)16 January 1985 (aged 26) 43   Nice
Alexander Todua Centre (1987-11-02)2 November 1987 (aged 23) 24   Lelo
Tedo Zibzibadze Centre (1980-09-06)6 September 1980 (aged 31) 56   Périgueux
Irakli Chkhikvadze Wing (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 (aged 23) 25   AIA
Lexo Gugava Wing (1982-08-17)17 August 1982 (aged 29) 22   Lelo
Irakli Machkhaneli Wing (1981-07-18)18 July 1981 (aged 30) 48   Mâcon
Revaz Gigauri Fullback (1984-05-09)9 May 1984 (aged 27) 31   Figeac
Malkhaz Urjukashvili Fullback (1980-09-24)24 September 1980 (aged 30) 67   Gourdon

RomaniaEdit

Romania's 30-man RWC squad.[17] Cătălin Fercu was forced to withdraw after his fear of flying prevented him from travelling to New Zealand; Adrian Apostol replaced him.[18]

Head coach:   Romeo Gontineac

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Marius Tincu (c) Hooker (1978-03-07)7 March 1978 (aged 33) 42   Perpignan
Bogdan Zebega Hooker (1984-02-21)21 February 1984 (aged 27) 30   Steaua
Nicolae Dragoș Dima Prop (1979-07-30)30 July 1979 (aged 32) 35   Blagnac
Silviu Florea Prop (1977-04-19)19 April 1977 (aged 34) 25   Bordeaux
Paulică Ion Prop (1983-01-10)10 January 1983 (aged 28) 40   London Irish
Mihaita Lazăr Prop (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 24) 12   Aix-en-Provence
Nicolae Nere Prop (1981-06-12)12 June 1981 (aged 30) 17   Steaua
Cristian Petre Lock (1979-03-22)22 March 1979 (aged 32) 77   Saint-Étienne
Valentin Popirlan Lock (1987-04-06)6 April 1987 (aged 24) 4   CSM Bucureşti
Cosmin Raţiu Lock (1979-07-18)18 July 1979 (aged 32) 28   Dinamo
Valentin Ursache Lock (1985-08-12)12 August 1985 (aged 26) 33   Aix-en-Provence
Stelian Burcea Flanker (1983-10-07)7 October 1983 (aged 27) 27   Timişoara
Daniel Ianuș Flanker (1987-04-11)11 April 1987 (aged 24) 8   Steaua
Mihai Macovei Flanker (1986-10-29)29 October 1986 (aged 24) 20   Baia Mare
Daniel Carpo Number 8 (1984-11-26)26 November 1984 (aged 26) 27   Farul
Ovidiu Toniţa Number 8 (1980-08-06)6 August 1980 (aged 31) 55   Perpignan
Valentin Calafeteanu Scrum-half (1985-01-25)25 January 1985 (aged 26) 35   Timişoara
Lucian Sîrbu Scrum-half (1976-10-16)16 October 1976 (aged 34) 67   Millau
Florin Surugiu Scrum-half (1984-12-10)10 December 1984 (aged 26) 9   CSM Bucureşti
Ionuţ Dimofte Fly-half (1984-09-30)30 September 1984 (aged 26) 52   Baia Mare
Dănuţ Dumbravă Fly-half (1981-08-06)6 August 1981 (aged 30) 55   Steaua
Ionel Cazan Centre (1988-11-25)25 November 1988 (aged 22) 6   Steaua
Csaba Gál Centre (1985-03-07)7 March 1985 (aged 26) 34   Baia Mare
Constantin Gheară Centre (1981-09-02)2 September 1981 (aged 30) 6   Farul
Adrian Apostol Wing (1990-03-11)11 March 1990 (aged 21) 1   Farul
Ștefan Ciuntu Wing (1986-04-10)10 April 1986 (aged 25) 24   Baia Mare
Mădălin Lemnaru Wing (1989-03-26)26 March 1989 (aged 22) 7   Timişoara
Cătălin Nicolae Wing (1980-07-22)22 July 1980 (aged 31) 17   Farul
Iulian Dumitraș Fullback (1982-06-22)22 June 1982 (aged 29) 30   Lourdes
Florin Vlaicu Fullback (1986-07-26)26 July 1986 (aged 25) 40   Steaua

ScotlandEdit

Scotland's 30-man squad was announced on 22 August 2011.[19]

Head coach:   Andy Robinson

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 (1984-04-23)23 April 1984 (aged 27) 49   Edinburgh
Dougie Hall Hooker (1980-09-24)24 September 1980 (aged 30) 36   Glasgow Warriors
Scott Lawson Hooker (1981-09-28)28 September 1981 (aged 29) 28   Gloucester
Geoff Cross Prop (1982-12-11)11 December 1982 (aged 28) 6   Edinburgh
Alasdair Dickinson Prop (1983-09-11)11 September 1983 (aged 27) 21   Sale Sharks
Allan Jacobsen Prop (1978-09-22)22 September 1978 (aged 32) 56   Edinburgh
Moray Low Prop (1984-11-28)28 November 1984 (aged 26) 15   Glasgow Warriors
Euan Murray Prop (1980-08-07)7 August 1980 (aged 31) 39   Newcastle Falcons
Richie Gray Lock (1989-08-24)24 August 1989 (aged 22) 12   Glasgow Warriors
Jim Hamilton Lock (1982-11-17)17 November 1982 (aged 28) 32   Gloucester
Nathan Hines Lock (1976-11-29)29 November 1976 (aged 34) 73   Clermont
Alastair Kellock (c) Lock (1981-06-14)14 June 1981 (aged 30) 34   Glasgow Warriors
John Barclay Flanker (1986-09-24)24 September 1986 (aged 24) 29   Glasgow Warriors
Kelly Brown Flanker (1982-06-08)8 June 1982 (aged 29) 46   Saracens
Ross Rennie Flanker (1986-03-29)29 March 1986 (aged 25) 8   Edinburgh
Alasdair Strokosch Flanker (1983-02-21)21 February 1983 (aged 28) 20   Gloucester
Richie Vernon Number 8 (1987-07-07)7 July 1987 (aged 24) 12   Sale Sharks
Mike Blair Scrum-half (1981-04-20)20 April 1981 (aged 30) 72   Edinburgh
Chris Cusiter Scrum-half (1982-06-13)13 June 1982 (aged 29) 53   Glasgow Warriors
Rory Lawson Scrum-half (1981-03-12)12 March 1981 (aged 30) 28   Gloucester
Ruaridh Jackson Fly-half (1988-02-12)12 February 1988 (aged 23) 8   Glasgow Warriors
Dan Parks Fly-half (1978-05-26)26 May 1978 (aged 33) 62   Cardiff Blues
Joe Ansbro Centre (1985-10-29)29 October 1985 (aged 25) 7   London Irish
Nick De Luca Centre (1984-02-01)1 February 1984 (aged 27) 26   Edinburgh
Graeme Morrison Centre (1982-10-17)17 October 1982 (aged 28) 30   Glasgow Warriors
Simon Danielli Wing (1979-09-08)8 September 1979 (aged 32) 30   Ulster
Max Evans Wing (1983-09-12)12 September 1983 (aged 27) 20   Castres
Sean Lamont Wing (1981-01-15)15 January 1981 (aged 30) 56   Scarlets
Rory Lamont Fullback (1982-10-10)10 October 1982 (aged 28) 25   Toulon
Chris Paterson Fullback (1978-03-30)30 March 1978 (aged 33) 105   Edinburgh

Pool CEdit

AustraliaEdit

The 30-man squad for the RWC was announced on 18 August, with James Horwill replacing Rocky Elsom as the new captain.[20] Wycliff Palu and Drew Mitchell were ruled out after the Russia test, Hodgson and Turner replaced them.[21]

Head coach:   Robbie Deans

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Saia Fainga'a Hooker (1987-02-02)2 February 1987 (aged 24) 13   Reds
Stephen Moore Hooker (1983-01-20)20 January 1983 (aged 28) 59   Brumbies
Tatafu Polota-Nau Hooker (1985-07-26)26 July 1985 (aged 26) 25   Waratahs
Ben Alexander Prop (1984-11-13)13 November 1984 (aged 26) 28   Brumbies
Sekope Kepu Prop (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 25) 7   Waratahs
Salesi Ma'afu Prop (1983-03-22)22 March 1983 (aged 28) 10   Western Force
James Slipper Prop (1989-06-06)6 June 1989 (aged 22) 14   Reds
James Horwill (c) Lock (1985-05-29)29 May 1985 (aged 26) 27   Reds
Nathan Sharpe Lock (1978-02-26)26 February 1978 (aged 33) 95   Western Force
Rob Simmons Lock (1989-04-19)19 April 1989 (aged 22) 8   Reds
Dan Vickerman Lock (1979-06-04)4 June 1979 (aged 32) 56   Waratahs
Rocky Elsom Flanker (1983-02-14)14 February 1983 (aged 28) 68   Brumbies
Scott Higginbotham Flanker (1986-09-05)5 September 1986 (aged 25) 5   Reds
Matt Hodgson Flanker (1981-06-25)25 June 1981 (aged 30) 6   Western Force
David Pocock Flanker (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 23) 33   Western Force
Ben McCalman Number 8 (1988-03-18)18 March 1988 (aged 23) 12   Western Force
Radike Samo Number 8 (1976-07-09)9 July 1976 (aged 35) 7   Reds
Luke Burgess Scrum-half (1983-08-20)20 August 1983 (aged 28) 32   Toulouse
Will Genia Scrum-half (1988-01-17)17 January 1988 (aged 23) 26   Reds
Nick Phipps Scrum-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 22) 2   Melbourne Rebels
Berrick Barnes Fly-half (1986-05-28)28 May 1986 (aged 25) 31   Waratahs
Quade Cooper Fly-half (1988-04-05)5 April 1988 (aged 23) 27   Reds
Adam Ashley-Cooper Centre (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 27) 55   Waratahs
Anthony Fainga'a Centre (1987-02-02)2 February 1987 (aged 24) 6   Reds
Rob Horne Centre (1989-08-15)15 August 1989 (aged 22) 6   Waratahs
Pat McCabe Centre (1988-03-21)21 March 1988 (aged 23) 5   Brumbies
Digby Ioane Wing (1985-07-14)14 July 1985 (aged 26) 15   Reds
James O'Connor Wing (1990-07-05)5 July 1990 (aged 21) 30   Melbourne Rebels
Lachie Turner Wing (1987-05-11)11 May 1987 (aged 24) 14   Waratahs
Kurtley Beale Fullback (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 22) 18   Melbourne Rebels

IrelandEdit

Ireland's 30-man squad for the tournament was announced on 22 August 2011.[22] Shane Jennings was called up to replace David Wallace after the latter suffered a knee injury in Ireland's final warm-up Test against England.[23] On 14 September Damien Varley was called up to replace Jerry Flannery after Flannery tore his left calf muscle during a training session.[24]

Head coach:   Declan Kidney

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Rory Best Hooker (1982-08-15)15 August 1982 (aged 29) 49   Ulster
Sean Cronin Hooker (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 (aged 25) 13   Connacht
Damien Varley Hooker (1983-10-29)29 October 1983 (aged 27) 2   Munster
Tony Buckley Prop (1980-10-08)8 October 1980 (aged 30) 23   Sale Sharks
Tom Court Prop (1980-11-06)6 November 1980 (aged 30) 20   Ulster
Cian Healy Prop (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 (aged 23) 20   Leinster
Mike Ross Prop (1979-12-21)21 December 1979 (aged 31) 9   Leinster
Leo Cullen Lock (1978-01-09)9 January 1978 (aged 33) 31   Leinster
Donncha O'Callaghan Lock (1979-03-24)24 March 1979 (aged 32) 74   Munster
Paul O'Connell Lock (1979-10-20)20 October 1979 (aged 31) 77   Munster
Donnacha Ryan Lock (1983-12-11)11 December 1983 (aged 27) 9   Munster
Stephen Ferris Flanker (1985-08-02)2 August 1985 (aged 26) 25   Ulster
Shane Jennings Flanker (1981-07-08)8 July 1981 (aged 30) 10   Leinster
Sean O'Brien Flanker (1987-02-14)14 February 1987 (aged 24) 11   Leinster
Jamie Heaslip Number 8 (1983-12-15)15 December 1983 (aged 27) 37   Leinster
Denis Leamy Number 8 (1981-11-27)27 November 1981 (aged 29) 52   Munster
Isaac Boss Scrum-half (1980-04-09)9 April 1980 (aged 31) 14   Leinster
Conor Murray Scrum-half (1989-04-20)20 April 1989 (aged 22) 2   Munster
Eoin Reddan Scrum-half (1980-11-20)20 November 1980 (aged 30) 31   Leinster
Ronan O'Gara Fly-half (1977-03-07)7 March 1977 (aged 34) 110   Munster
Jonathan Sexton Fly-half (1985-07-11)11 July 1985 (aged 26) 18   Leinster
Gordon D'Arcy Centre (1980-02-10)10 February 1980 (aged 31) 58   Leinster
Fergus McFadden Centre (1986-06-17)17 June 1986 (aged 25) 4   Leinster
Brian O'Driscoll (c) Centre (1979-01-21)21 January 1979 (aged 32) 113   Leinster
Paddy Wallace Centre (1979-08-27)27 August 1979 (aged 32) 28   Ulster
Tommy Bowe Wing (1984-02-22)22 February 1984 (aged 27) 39   Ospreys
Keith Earls Wing (1987-10-02)2 October 1987 (aged 23) 20   Munster
Andrew Trimble Wing (1984-10-20)20 October 1984 (aged 26) 35   Ulster
Rob Kearney Fullback (1986-03-26)26 March 1986 (aged 25) 29   Leinster
Geordan Murphy Fullback (1978-04-19)19 April 1978 (aged 33) 69   Leicester Tigers

ItalyEdit

Nick Mallett announced his 30-man squad for the tournament on 22 July.[25] Tommaso D'Apice returned to Italy after damaging ligaments in his left knee and was replaced by Franco Sbaraglini.[26]

Head coach:   Nick Mallett

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Leonardo Ghiraldini Hooker (1984-12-26)26 December 1984 (aged 26) 38   Benetton Treviso
Fabio Ongaro Hooker (1977-09-23)23 September 1977 (aged 33) 77   Aironi
Franco Sbaraglini Hooker (1982-12-03)3 December 1982 (aged 28) 5   Benetton Treviso
Martin Castrogiovanni Prop (1981-10-21)21 October 1981 (aged 29) 78   Leicester Tigers
Lorenzo Cittadini Prop (1982-12-17)17 December 1982 (aged 28) 6   Benetton Treviso
Andrea Lo Cicero Prop (1976-05-07)7 May 1976 (aged 35) 88   Racing Métro
Salvatore Perugini Prop (1978-03-06)6 March 1978 (aged 33) 80   Aironi
Marco Bortolami Lock (1980-06-12)12 June 1980 (aged 31) 85   Aironi
Carlo Del Fava Lock (1981-07-01)1 July 1981 (aged 30) 53   Aironi
Quintin Geldenhuys Lock (1981-06-19)19 June 1981 (aged 30) 22   Aironi
Corniel van Zyl Lock (1979-01-27)27 January 1979 (aged 32) 2   Benetton Treviso
Robert Barbieri Flanker (1984-06-05)5 June 1984 (aged 27) 15   Benetton Treviso
Mauro Bergamasco Flanker (1979-05-01)1 May 1979 (aged 32) 85   Stade Français
Paul Derbyshire Flanker (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 24) 12   Benetton Treviso
Alessandro Zanni Flanker (1984-01-31)31 January 1984 (aged 27) 54   Benetton Treviso
Sergio Parisse (c) Number 8 (1983-09-12)12 September 1983 (aged 27) 79   Stade Français
Pablo Canavosio Scrum-half (1981-12-26)26 December 1981 (aged 29) 37   Calvisano
Edoardo Gori Scrum-half (1990-03-05)5 March 1990 (aged 21) 5   Benetton Treviso
Fabio Semenzato Scrum-half (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 (aged 25) 5   Benetton Treviso
Riccardo Bocchino Fly-half (1988-03-03)3 March 1988 (aged 23) 8   Cavalieri Prato
Luciano Orquera Fly-half (1981-10-12)12 October 1981 (aged 29) 24   Aironi
Gonzalo Canale Centre (1982-11-11)11 November 1982 (aged 28) 68   Clermont
Gonzalo Garcia Centre (1984-02-18)18 February 1984 (aged 27) 22   Benetton Treviso
Matteo Pratichetti Centre (1985-07-27)27 July 1985 (aged 26) 23   Aironi
Alberto Sgarbi Centre (1986-11-26)26 November 1986 (aged 24) 13   Benetton Treviso
Tommaso Benvenuti Wing (1990-12-12)12 December 1990 (aged 20) 8   Benetton Treviso
Mirco Bergamasco Wing (1983-02-23)23 February 1983 (aged 28) 82   Racing Métro
Giulio Toniolatti Wing (1984-01-15)15 January 1984 (aged 27) 6   Aironi
Andrea Masi Fullback (1981-03-30)30 March 1981 (aged 30) 61   Aironi
Luke McLean Fullback (1987-06-29)29 June 1987 (aged 24) 28   Benetton Treviso

RussiaEdit

Russia announced their 30-man squad for the tournament on 23 August.[27] Igor Galinovskiy was ruled out with a broken leg, Sergey Trishin replaced him.[28]

Head coach:   Nikolay Nerush

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Vladislav Korshunov (c) Hooker (1983-02-13)13 February 1983 (aged 28) 54   London Wasps
Evgeny Matveev Hooker (1985-04-15)15 April 1985 (aged 26) 29   VVA-Podmoskovye
Valery Tsnobiladze Hooker (1980-11-03)3 November 1980 (aged 30) 4   Novokuznetsk
Alexander Khrokin Prop (1976-07-10)10 July 1976 (aged 35) 67   VVA-Podmoskovye
Sergey Popov Prop (1982-09-07)7 September 1982 (aged 29) 14   Slava Moscow
Ivan Prishchepenko Prop (1982-05-26)26 May 1982 (aged 29) 33   Krasny Yar
Alexei Travkin Prop (1977-08-02)2 August 1977 (aged 34) 46   VVA-Podmoskovye
Denis Antonov Lock (1986-09-17)17 September 1986 (aged 24) 2   Slava Moscow
Adam Byrnes Lock (1981-07-29)29 July 1981 (aged 30) 0   Melbourne Rebels
Andrei Ostrikov Lock (1987-07-02)2 July 1987 (aged 24) 15   Sale Sharks
Alexander Voytov Lock (1981-12-07)7 December 1981 (aged 29) 44   VVA-Podmoskovye
Artem Fatakhov Flanker (1979-09-08)8 September 1979 (aged 32) 37   VVA-Podmoskovye
Andrey Garbuzov Flanker (1983-08-07)7 August 1983 (aged 28) 31   Krasny Yar
Mikhail Sidorov Flanker (1986-11-19)19 November 1986 (aged 24) 1   Slava Moscow
Viacheslav Grachev Number 8 (1973-04-22)22 April 1973 (aged 38) 36   Bizanos
Victor Gresev Number 8 (1986-03-31)31 March 1986 (aged 25) 32   London Wasps
Andrei Bykanov Scrum-half (1980-05-25)25 May 1980 (aged 31) 7   Slava Moscow
Alexander Shakirov Scrum-half (1981-01-20)20 January 1981 (aged 30) 46   VVA-Podmoskovye
Alexander Yanyushkin Scrum-half (1982-10-30)30 October 1982 (aged 28) 42   VVA-Podmoskovye
Yuri Kushnarev Fly-half (1985-06-06)6 June 1985 (aged 26) 43   VVA-Podmoskovye
Konstantin Rachkov Fly-half (1978-10-08)8 October 1978 (aged 32) 26   Stade Phocéen
Mikhail Babaev Centre (1986-01-19)19 January 1986 (aged 25) 33   VVA-Podmoskovye
Alexey Makovetskiy Centre (1983-03-27)27 March 1983 (aged 28) 11   Krasny Yar
Sergey Trishin Centre (1984-12-12)12 December 1984 (aged 26) 34   VVA-Podmoskovye
Vasily Artemiev Wing (1987-07-24)24 July 1987 (aged 24) 25   Northampton Saints
Andrey Kuzin Wing (1978-10-29)29 October 1978 (aged 32) 59   VVA-Podmoskovye
Vladimir Ostroushko Wing (1986-09-30)30 September 1986 (aged 24) 16   Enisey-STM
Denis Simplikevich Wing (1991-03-11)11 March 1991 (aged 20) 0   Enisey-STM
Igor Klyuchnikov Fullback (1983-01-07)7 January 1983 (aged 28) 49   VVA-Podmoskovye

United StatesEdit

Eddie O'Sullivan announced his 30-man squad for the tournament on 22 August.[29]

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
Chris Biller Hooker (1985-10-11)11 October 1985 (aged 25) 13   Bath
Brian McClenahan Hooker (1982-06-12)12 June 1982 (aged 29) 2   Olympic Club
Phil Thiel Hooker (1984-10-29)29 October 1984 (aged 26) 9   Life University
Eric Fry Prop (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 24) 5   Las Vegas
Mike MacDonald Prop (1980-11-27)27 November 1980 (aged 30) 62   Leeds Carnegie
Mate Moeakiola Prop (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 (aged 33) 23   Bobigny
Shawn Pittman Prop (1988-01-22)22 January 1988 (aged 23) 13   London Welsh
Scott LaValla Lock (1988-07-04)4 July 1988 (aged 23) 6   Stade Français
Hayden Smith Lock (1985-04-10)10 April 1985 (aged 26) 14   Saracens
John van der Giessen Lock (1982-05-06)6 May 1982 (aged 29) 18 Unattached
Inaki Basauri Flanker (1984-10-01)1 October 1984 (aged 26) 11   Périgueux
Todd Clever (c) Flanker (1983-01-16)16 January 1983 (aged 28) 37   Suntory Sungoliath
Pat Danahy Flanker (1985-03-07)7 March 1985 (aged 26) 5   Life University
Louis Stanfill Flanker (1985-05-30)30 May 1985 (aged 26) 26 Unattached
JJ Gagiano Number 8 (1985-08-14)14 August 1985 (aged 26) 13   Univ. of Cape Town
Nic Johnson Number 8 (1983-04-04)4 April 1983 (aged 28) 14 Unattached
Mike Petri Scrum-half (1984-08-16)16 August 1984 (aged 27) 22   NYAC
Tim Usasz Scrum-half (1983-06-21)21 June 1983 (aged 28) 15   Nottingham
Valenese Malifa Fly-half (1985-09-10)10 September 1985 (aged 25) 20   Glendale
Roland Suniula Fly-half (1986-12-17)17 December 1986 (aged 24) 8   Boston
Paul Emerick Centre (1980-01-24)24 January 1980 (aged 31) 44   London Wasps
Tai Enosa Centre (1989-06-03)3 June 1989 (aged 22) 5   Belmont Shore
Junior Sifa Centre (1983-03-24)24 March 1983 (aged 28) 7 Unattached
Andrew Suniula Centre (1982-09-29)29 September 1982 (aged 28) 9   Cornish Pirates
Colin Hawley Wing (1987-04-10)10 April 1987 (aged 24) 4   Olympic Club
Takudzwa Ngwenya Wing (1985-07-22)22 July 1985 (aged 26) 19   Biarritz Olympique
James Paterson Wing (1987-04-11)11 April 1987 (aged 24) 1   Highlanders
Kevin Swiryn Wing (1984-12-16)16 December 1984 (aged 26) 12   Agen
Blaine Scully Fullback (1988-02-29)29 February 1988 (aged 23) 4 Unattached
Chris Wyles Fullback (1983-09-13)13 September 1983 (aged 27) 23   Saracens

Pool DEdit

FijiEdit

Fiji's 30-man World Cup squad.[30]

Head coach:   Sam Domoni

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Sunia Koto Hooker (1980-04-15)15 April 1980 (aged 31) 29   Narbonne
Talemaitoga Tuapati Hooker (1984-08-16)16 August 1984 (aged 27) 9   Woodlands
Viliame Veikoso Hooker (1982-04-04)4 April 1982 (aged 29) 13   Nadi
Waisea Daveta Prop (1989-03-28)28 March 1989 (aged 22) 2   Suva
Campese Ma'afu Prop (1984-12-19)19 December 1984 (aged 26) 9   Eastern Suburbs
Deacon Manu (c) Prop (1979-02-18)18 February 1979 (aged 32) 9   Scarlets
Setefano Somoca Prop (1981-02-10)10 February 1981 (aged 30) 2   Nadroga
Sekonaia Kalou Lock (1984-04-06)6 April 1984 (aged 27) 10   Kaikorai
Wame Lewaravu Lock (1983-09-24)24 September 1983 (aged 27) 13   Sale Sharks
Leone Nakarawa Lock (1988-04-02)2 April 1988 (aged 23) 7   Suva
Rupeni Nasiga Lock (1985-10-08)8 October 1985 (aged 25) 8   Nadroga
Akapusi Qera Flanker (1984-04-24)24 April 1984 (aged 27) 21   Gloucester
Malakai Ravulo Flanker (1983-09-22)22 September 1983 (aged 27) 6   North Harbour
Netani Talei Flanker (1983-03-19)19 March 1983 (aged 28) 16   Edinburgh
Dominiko Waqaniburotu Flanker (1986-04-20)20 April 1986 (aged 25) 8   Fraser Tech
Sisa Koyamaibole Number 8 (1981-03-06)6 March 1981 (aged 30) 44   Lyon
Sakiusa Matadigo Number 8 (1982-08-08)8 August 1982 (aged 29) 5   Montpellier
Vitori Buatava Scrum-half (1985-11-01)1 November 1985 (aged 25) 9   Zhermack Badia
Nemia Kenatale Scrum-half (1986-01-21)21 January 1986 (aged 25) 11   Tailevu
Nicky Little Fly-half (1976-09-13)13 September 1976 (aged 34) 67   Esher
Waisea Luveniyali Fly-half (1985-07-23)23 July 1985 (aged 26) 12 Unattached
Seremaia Bai Centre (1979-01-04)4 January 1979 (aged 32) 39   Castres
Ravai Fatiaki Centre (1987-03-01)1 March 1987 (aged 24) 5   Worcester Warriors
Gabiriele Lovobalavu Centre (1985-06-20)20 June 1985 (aged 26) 12   Toulon
Albert VuliVuli Centre (1985-05-26)26 May 1985 (aged 26) 7   Racing Métro
Vereniki Goneva Wing (1984-04-05)5 April 1984 (aged 27) 17   Tarbes
Napolioni Nalaga Wing (1986-04-07)7 April 1986 (aged 25) 5   Western Force
Michael Tagicakibau Wing (1985-05-09)9 May 1985 (aged 26) 3   Saracens
Iliesa Keresoni Fullback (1987-01-27)27 January 1987 (aged 24) 8   Périgueux
Kini Murimurivalu Fullback (1989-05-15)15 May 1989 (aged 22) 2   Clermont

NamibiaEdit

Namibia's 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.[31]

Head coach:   Johan Diergaardt

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Hugo Horn Hooker (1977-05-09)9 May 1977 (aged 34) 31 Unattached
Bertus O'Callaghan Hooker (1988-02-18)18 February 1988 (aged 23) 7   Wanderers
Jané du Toit Prop (1975-10-02)2 October 1975 (aged 35) 19   Hamilton
Raoul Larson Prop (1984-05-14)14 May 1984 (aged 27) 0   Villagers
Johnny Redelinghuys Prop (1984-02-02)2 February 1984 (aged 27) 25   Wanderers
Marius Visser Prop (1982-04-24)24 April 1982 (aged 29) 15   Border Bulldogs
Nico Esterhuyse Lock (1984-03-05)5 March 1984 (aged 27) 26   Keetmanshoop
Henk Franken Lock (1987-01-16)16 January 1987 (aged 24) 0   Villagers
Uakazuwaka Kazombiaze Lock (1979-01-25)25 January 1979 (aged 32) 22   Reho Falcons
Heinz Koll Lock (1982-02-03)3 February 1982 (aged 29) 9   London Wasps
Jacques Burger (c) Flanker (1983-07-29)29 July 1983 (aged 28) 25   Saracens
Tinus du Plessis Flanker (1984-04-03)3 April 1984 (aged 27) 26   London Wasps
Rohan Kitshoff Flanker (1985-09-13)13 September 1985 (aged 25) 5   Western Province
Renaud van Neel Flanker (1988-05-23)23 May 1988 (aged 23) 0   Namibia Uni
Jacques Nieuwenhuis Number 8 (1980-03-23)23 March 1980 (aged 31) 20   Stade Aurillac
PJ van Lill Number 8 (1983-12-04)4 December 1983 (aged 27) 15   Stade Aurillac
Ryan de la Harpe Scrum-half (1982-09-02)2 September 1982 (aged 29) 3   Moseley
Eugene Jantjies Scrum-half (1986-10-08)8 October 1986 (aged 24) 27   Farul Constanţa
Theuns Kotzé Fly-half (1987-07-16)16 July 1987 (aged 24) 1   Johannesburg Uni
Tertius Losper Fly-half (1985-11-22)22 November 1985 (aged 25) 9   Western Suburbs
Darryl de la Harpe Centre (1986-02-10)10 February 1986 (aged 25) 7   Western Suburbs
David Philander Centre (1987-01-04)4 January 1987 (aged 24) 9   United
Danie van Wyk Centre (1986-03-30)30 March 1986 (aged 25) 3   United
Piet van Zyl Centre (1979-05-14)14 May 1979 (aged 32) 14   Bourgoin
Heini Bock Wing (1981-12-28)28 December 1981 (aged 29) 23   Reho Falcons
Conrad Marais Wing (1989-04-26)26 April 1989 (aged 22) 2   Montpellier Espoirs
McGrath van Wyk Wing (1987-09-18)18 September 1987 (aged 23) 9   Farul Constanţa
Llewellyn Winckler Wing (1987-09-07)7 September 1987 (aged 24) 6   Western Suburbs
Chrysander Botha Fullback (1988-07-13)13 July 1988 (aged 23) 14   Kudus
Danie Dames Fullback (1986-02-07)7 February 1986 (aged 25) 0   Leopards

SamoaEdit

Coach Fuimaono Tafua's 30-man Samoa squad for the tournament was announced on 24 August.[32]

Head coach:   Titimaea Tafua

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Ole Avei Hooker (1983-06-13)13 June 1983 (aged 28) 2   Bordeaux
Ti’i Paulo Hooker (1983-01-13)13 January 1983 (aged 28) 6   Clermont
Mahonri Schwalger (c) Hooker (1978-09-15)15 September 1978 (aged 32) 36   Chiefs
Census Johnston Prop (1981-05-06)6 May 1981 (aged 30) 30   Toulouse
Logovi'i Mulipola Prop (1987-03-11)11 March 1987 (aged 24) 5   Leicester Tigers
Anthony Perenise Prop (1982-10-18)18 October 1982 (aged 28) 10   Bath
Sakaria Taulafo Prop (1983-01-29)29 January 1983 (aged 28) 10   London Wasps
Daniel Leo Lock (1982-10-02)2 October 1982 (aged 28) 26   Bordeaux
Filipo Levi Lock (1979-09-06)6 September 1979 (aged 32) 24   Nottingham
Joe Tekori Lock (1983-12-17)17 December 1983 (aged 27) 17   Castres
Kane Thompson Lock (1982-01-09)9 January 1982 (aged 29) 18   Chiefs
Maurie Fa'asavalu Flanker (1980-01-12)12 January 1980 (aged 31) 10   Harlequins
Manaia Salavea Flanker (1986-03-26)26 March 1986 (aged 25) 8   Narbonne
Ofisa Treviranus Flanker (1984-03-31)31 March 1984 (aged 27) 16   London Irish
Taiasina Tuifu'a Flanker (1984-08-20)20 August 1984 (aged 27) 3   Newcastle Falcons
George Stowers Number 8 (1979-02-14)14 February 1979 (aged 32) 19   Ospreys
Kahn Fotuali'i Scrum-half (1982-05-22)22 May 1982 (aged 29) 5   Ospreys
Junior Poluleuligaga Scrum-half (1981-02-05)5 February 1981 (aged 30) 18   Exeter Chiefs
Jeremy Su'a Scrum-half (1988-11-10)10 November 1988 (aged 22) 0   West Harbour
Tasesa Lavea Fly-half (1980-01-10)10 January 1980 (aged 31) 5   Sale Sharks
Tusi Pisi Fly-half (1982-06-18)18 June 1982 (aged 29) 3   Hurricanes
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu Centre (1980-10-31)31 October 1980 (aged 30) 19   Gloucester
Johnny Leota Centre (1984-01-21)21 January 1984 (aged 27) 2   Sale Sharks
Seilala Mapusua Centre (1980-02-27)27 February 1980 (aged 31) 19   Kubota Spears
George Pisi Centre (1986-06-29)29 June 1986 (aged 25) 7   Northampton Saints
David Lemi Wing (1982-02-10)10 February 1982 (aged 29) 29   Glasgow Warriors
Sailosi Tagicakibau Wing (1982-11-14)14 November 1982 (aged 28) 18   London Irish
Alesana Tuilagi Wing (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 (aged 30) 22   Leicester Tigers
James So'oialo Fullback (1989-03-22)22 March 1989 (aged 22) 3   Northern United
Paul Williams Fullback (1983-04-22)22 April 1983 (aged 28) 7   Stade Français

South AfricaEdit

On 23 August, South Africa named a 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.[33] Zane Kirchner replaced the injured François Steyn on 2 October.[34]

Head coach:   Peter de Villiers

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

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Bismarck du Plessis Hooker (1984-05-22)22 May 1984 (aged 27) 38   Sharks
Chiliboy Ralepelle Hooker (1986-09-11)11 September 1986 (aged 24) 20   Bulls
John Smit (c) Hooker (1978-04-03)3 April 1978 (aged 33) 106   Saracens
Jannie du Plessis Prop (1982-11-16)16 November 1982 (aged 28) 26   Sharks
Tendai Mtawarira Prop (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 26) 28   Sharks
Gurthrö Steenkamp Prop (1981-06-12)12 June 1981 (aged 30) 33   Toulouse
CJ van der Linde Prop (1980-08-27)27 August 1980 (aged 31) 72   Lions
Bakkies Botha Lock (1979-09-22)22 September 1979 (aged 31) 74   Toulon
Victor Matfield Lock (1977-05-11)11 May 1977 (aged 34) 107   Bulls
Johann Muller Lock (1980-06-01)1 June 1980 (aged 31) 23   Ulster
Danie Rossouw Lock (1978-05-06)6 May 1978 (aged 33) 58   Suntory Sungoliath
Willem Alberts Flanker (1984-05-11)11 May 1984 (aged 27) 4   Sharks
Heinrich Brüssow Flanker (1986-07-21)21 July 1986 (aged 25) 15   Cheetahs
Schalk Burger Flanker (1983-04-13)13 April 1983 (aged 28) 63   Stormers
Francois Louw Flanker (1985-06-15)15 June 1985 (aged 26) 7   Bath
Pierre Spies Number 8 (1985-06-08)8 June 1985 (aged 26) 42   Bulls
Fourie du Preez Scrum-half (1982-03-24)24 March 1982 (aged 29) 57   Suntory Sungoliath
Francois Hougaard Scrum-half (1988-04-06)6 April 1988 (aged 23) 10   Bulls
Ruan Pienaar Scrum-half (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 (aged 27) 49   Ulster
Butch James Fly-half (1979-01-08)8 January 1979 (aged 32) 41   Lions
Morné Steyn Fly-half (1984-07-11)11 July 1984 (aged 27) 29   Bulls
Juan de Jongh Centre (1988-04-15)15 April 1988 (aged 23) 8   Stormers
Jean de Villiers Centre (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 (aged 30) 69   Stormers
Jaque Fourie Centre (1983-03-04)4 March 1983 (aged 28) 64   Panasonic Wild Knights
Gio Aplon Wing (1982-10-06)6 October 1982 (aged 28) 15   Stormers
Bryan Habana Wing (1983-06-12)12 June 1983 (aged 28) 70   Stormers
Odwa Ndungane Wing (1981-02-20)20 February 1981 (aged 30) 8   Sharks
JP Pietersen Wing (1986-07-12)12 July 1986 (aged 25) 38   Sharks
Patrick Lambie Fullback (1990-10-17)17 October 1990 (aged 20) 7   Sharks
Zane Kirchner Fullback (1984-06-16)16 June 1984 (aged 27) 14   Bulls
Francois Steyn Fullback (1987-05-14)14 May 1987 (aged 24) 43   Racing 92

WalesEdit

On 22 August, Wales named a 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.[35]

Head coach:   Warren Gatland

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 (1983-06-11)11 June 1983 (aged 28) 42   Ospreys
Lloyd Burns Hooker (1984-12-09)9 December 1984 (aged 26) 3   Newport Gwent Dragons
Ken Owens Hooker (1987-01-03)3 January 1987 (aged 24) 0   Scarlets
Ryan Bevington Prop (1988-12-09)9 December 1988 (aged 22) 4   Ospreys
Paul James Prop (1982-05-13)13 May 1982 (aged 29) 26   Ospreys
Gethin Jenkins Prop (1980-11-17)17 November 1980 (aged 30) 76   Cardiff Blues
Adam Jones Prop (1981-03-08)8 March 1981 (aged 30) 70   Ospreys
Craig Mitchell Prop (1986-05-03)3 May 1986 (aged 25) 10   Exeter Chiefs
Luke Charteris Lock (1983-03-09)9 March 1983 (aged 28) 25   Newport Gwent Dragons
Bradley Davies Lock (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 24) 24   Cardiff Blues
Alun Wyn Jones Lock (1985-09-19)19 September 1985 (aged 25) 52   Ospreys
Ryan Jones Flanker (1981-03-13)13 March 1981 (aged 30) 53   Ospreys
Dan Lydiate Flanker (1987-12-18)18 December 1987 (aged 23) 14   Newport Gwent Dragons
Sam Warburton (c) Flanker (1988-10-05)5 October 1988 (aged 22) 17   Cardiff Blues
Taulupe Faletau Number 8 (1990-11-12)12 November 1990 (aged 20) 3   Newport Gwent Dragons
Andy Powell Number 8 (1981-08-23)23 August 1981 (aged 30) 18   Sale Sharks
Tavis Knoyle Scrum-half (1990-06-02)2 June 1990 (aged 21) 5   Scarlets
Mike Phillips Scrum-half (1982-08-29)29 August 1982 (aged 29) 54   Bayonne
Lloyd Williams Scrum-half (1989-11-30)30 November 1989 (aged 21) 1   Cardiff Blues
James Hook Fly-half (1985-06-27)27 June 1985 (aged 26) 54   Perpignan
Stephen Jones Fly-half (1977-12-08)8 December 1977 (aged 33) 101   Scarlets
Rhys Priestland Fly-half (1987-01-07)7 January 1987 (aged 24) 4   Scarlets
Jonathan Davies Centre (1988-04-05)5 April 1988 (aged 23) 14   Scarlets
Jamie Roberts Centre (1986-11-08)8 November 1986 (aged 24) 32   Cardiff Blues
Scott Williams Centre (1990-10-10)10 October 1990 (aged 20) 4   Scarlets
Aled Brew Wing (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 25) 7   Newport Gwent Dragons
George North Wing (1992-04-13)13 April 1992 (aged 19) 8   Scarlets
Shane Williams Wing (1977-02-26)26 February 1977 (aged 34) 81   Ospreys
Lee Byrne Fullback (1980-06-01)1 June 1980 (aged 31) 44   Clermont
Leigh Halfpenny Fullback (1988-12-22)22 December 1988 (aged 22) 20   Cardiff Blues

Player statisticsEdit

Player representation by clubEdit

Players Clubs
14   Leinster,   VVA-Podmoskovye
13   Clermont,   Toulouse
12   Benetton Treviso,   Crusaders,   Montpellier
11   Leicester Tigers,   Ospreys
10   Suntory Sungoliath,   Aironi,   Reds,   Sale Sharks,   Scarlets,   Stade Français

Player representation by leagueEdit

League Players Percent Outside
national
squad
Total 600
  France 126 21% 96
Celtic League 105 18% 13
  England 81 14% 55
  New Zealand 48 8% 18
  Japan 36 6% 7
  Australia 35 6% 5
  South Africa 35 6% 8
  Romania 22 4% 2
  Russia 22 4%
Others 90 15%

Average age of squadsEdit

Average age Countries
26 Australia, United States, Wales
27 Canada, Fiji, Georgia, Namibia, Russia
28 Argentina, England, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Tonga
29 Ireland

Taylor Paris of Canada was the youngest player named to a squad at 18, while Russia's Viacheslav Grachev, 38, was the oldest. However, Paris did not appear in any of Canada's matches,[36] making Wales' 19-year-old George North the youngest to actually appear in the World Cup.

Coaches representation by countryEdit

Number Country Coaches
6   New Zealand Kieran Crowley, Robbie Deans, Warren Gatland, Graham Henry, John Kirwan, Isitolo Maka
2   England Martin Johnson, Andy Robinson
  Ireland Declan Kidney, Eddie O'Sullivan
  South Africa Peter de Villiers, Nick Mallett
1 8 countries

Squad capsEdit

Pos. Caps Country Most capped player
1 1224   South Africa Victor Matfield (107)
2 1139   New Zealand Mils Muliaina (98), Richie McCaw (100)
3 1068   Ireland Brian O'Driscoll (113)
4 1038   Scotland Chris Paterson (105)
5 1036   Georgia Irakli Abuseridze (72)
6 1011   France Damien Traille (83)
7 1008   Italy Andrea Lo Cicero (88)
8 896   England Jonny Wilkinson (86)
9 865   Wales Stephen Jones (100)
10 863   Romania Cristian Petre (77)
11 820   Russia Alexander Khrokin (67)
12 811   Australia Nathan Sharpe (95)
13 685   Japan Hirotoki Onozawa (64)
14 582   Argentina Mario Ledesma (78)
15 475   Canada Ed Fairhurst (49)
16 444   United States Mike MacDonald (62)
17 408   Fiji Nicky Little (67)
18 397   Samoa Mahonri Schwalger (36)
19 366   Namibia Hugo Horn (31)
20 300   Tonga Aleki Lutui, Ephraim Taukafa (30)

South Africa had the most capped side in the World Cup with 1,224 caps. The most-capped player at the tournament was Brian O'Driscoll of Ireland, who entered the event with 113 caps for Ireland (not counting his appearances with the British and Irish Lions). Second on this list was his teammate Ronan O'Gara with 111.

Notes and referencesEdit

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  2. ^ "France cut Domingo and Marconnet". Planet Rugby. 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Skrela blow for Les Bleus". Planet Rugby. 14 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Kirwan wants two wins from Japan". Planet Rugby. 22 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Japan suffer second RWC ending injury". ESPN Scrum. 11 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Back-up Blossoms called up". Yomiuri. 19 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Vito sneaks into World Cup 30". Planet Rugby. 23 August 2011. Archived from the original on 23 September 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  8. ^ "All Blacks' worst fears confirmed". The New Zealand Herald. 1 October 2011.
  9. ^ "All Blacks: Donald & Gear called up". The New Zealand Herald. 1 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Tonga name 30, chairman resigns?". Planet Rugby. 23 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Hernandez to miss World Cup". Planet Rugby. 10 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Back-row change in Argentina squad". Planet Rugby. 29 August 2011.
  13. ^ "Injury count on the rise at Rugby World Cup". Google News. 12 September 2011.
  14. ^ "England agony for Flutey and Fourie". Planet Rugby. 22 August 2011. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  15. ^ "Waldrom replaces Sheridan in RWC squad". ESPN Scrum. 25 September 2011.
  16. ^ "Georgia squad has French flavour". Planet Rugby. 23 August 2011.
  17. ^ "Romania bolstered by Perpignan pair". IRB. 23 August 2011. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  18. ^ "Fear of flying ends World Cup dream". Planet Rugby. 31 August 2011. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  19. ^ "Kellock leads 30-strong Scotland". Planet Rugby. 22 August 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  20. ^ "Elsom hands over reins to Horwill". Planet Rugby. 18 August 2011.
  21. ^ "Wallabies call up Turner and Hodgson". Planet Rugby. 2 October 2011.
  22. ^ "O'Leary out, Murphy in for Ireland". Planet Rugby. 22 August 2011.
  23. ^ "Jennings gets World Cup call". Planet Rugby. 28 August 2011.
  24. ^ "Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery out of World Cup". BBC Sport. 14 October 2011.
  25. ^ "Italy unveil World Cup squad". Planet Rugby. 22 July 2011.
  26. ^ "Sbaraglini answers Italy's SOS". Planet Rugby. 23 September 2011.
  27. ^ "Russia unveil World Cup squad". Planet Rugby. 23 August 2011. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  28. ^ "Russia centre Galinovsky ruled out of World Cup". LA Times. 1 September 2011.[dead link]
  29. ^ "USA submit their RWC 30". Planet Rugby. 22 August 2011.
  30. ^ "Fiji reveal World Cup squad". Planet Rugby. 20 August 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  31. ^ "Burger leads Namibian 30". Planet Rugby. 18 August 2011. Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  32. ^ "Samoa name strong squad". Planet Rugby. 24 August 2011. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  33. ^ "Defending champs show their hand". Planet Rugby. 23 August 2011. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  34. ^ "Kirchner in for crocked Steyn". Planet Rugby. 2 October 2011.
  35. ^ "Warburton leads Welsh 30". Planet Rugby. 22 August 2011.
  36. ^ "Statsguru / Player analysis / Taylor Paris / Test matches". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 21 October 2011.