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2015 Rugby World Cup squads

The 2015 Rugby World Cup was an international rugby union tournament held in England and Wales from 18 September until 31 October 2015. 20 national teams competed, each bringing a squad of 31 players to the tournament. Each team had to submit their squad to World Rugby by 31 August 2015. A player could be replaced for medical or compassionate reasons, but 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.[clarification needed]

Players marked (c) were the nominated captains for their teams. All details, such as number of international caps and player age, are as of the opening day of the tournament on 18 September 2015.

SquadsEdit

Pool AEdit

AustraliaEdit

On 21 August, Australia announced their 31-man squad.[1]

1 On 29 September, Sam Carter and James Hanson were called up to the squad to replace Will Skelton and Wycliff Palu, injured during Australia's game with Uruguay.[2]

Head coach:   Michael Cheika

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
James Hanson 1 Hooker (1988-09-15)15 September 1988 (aged 27) 10   Queensland Reds
Stephen Moore (c) Hooker (1983-01-20)20 January 1983 (aged 32) 96   Brumbies
Tatafu Polota-Nau Hooker (1985-07-26)26 July 1985 (aged 30) 54   Waratahs
Greg Holmes Prop (1983-06-11)11 June 1983 (aged 32) 18   Queensland Reds
Sekope Kepu Prop (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 29) 56   Waratahs
Scott Sio Prop (1991-10-16)16 October 1991 (aged 23) 10   Brumbies
James Slipper Prop (1989-06-06)6 June 1989 (aged 26) 68   Queensland Reds
Toby Smith Prop (1988-10-10)10 October 1988 (aged 26) 1   Melbourne Rebels
Sam Carter 1 Lock (1989-10-10)10 October 1989 (aged 25) 12   Brumbies
Kane Douglas Lock (1989-06-01)1 June 1989 (aged 26) 16   Queensland Reds
Dean Mumm Lock (1984-03-05)5 March 1984 (aged 31) 37   Waratahs
Rob Simmons Lock (1989-04-19)19 April 1989 (aged 26) 53   Queensland Reds
Will Skelton 1 Lock (1992-05-03)3 May 1992 (aged 23) 12   Waratahs
Scott Fardy Flanker (1984-07-05)5 July 1984 (aged 31) 24   Brumbies
Michael Hooper Flanker (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 23) 46   Waratahs
Sean McMahon Flanker (1994-06-18)18 June 1994 (aged 21) 4   Melbourne Rebels
David Pocock Flanker (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 27) 50   Brumbies
Ben McCalman Number 8 (1988-03-18)18 March 1988 (aged 27) 41   Western Force
Wycliff Palu 1 Number 8 (1982-07-27)27 July 1982 (aged 33) 56   Waratahs
Will Genia Scrum-half (1988-01-17)17 January 1988 (aged 27) 60   Queensland Reds
Nick Phipps Scrum-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 26) 32   Waratahs
Quade Cooper Fly-half (1988-04-05)5 April 1988 (aged 27) 57   Queensland Reds
Bernard Foley Fly-half (1989-09-08)8 September 1989 (aged 26) 21   Waratahs
Kurtley Beale Centre (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 26) 53   Waratahs
Matt Giteau Centre (1982-09-29)29 September 1982 (aged 32) 96   Toulon
Tevita Kuridrani Centre (1991-03-31)31 March 1991 (aged 24) 24   Brumbies
Matt Toomua Centre (1990-01-02)2 January 1990 (aged 25) 25   Brumbies
Adam Ashley-Cooper Wing (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 31) 108   Waratahs
Rob Horne Wing (1989-08-15)15 August 1989 (aged 26) 27   Waratahs
Drew Mitchell Wing (1984-03-26)26 March 1984 (aged 31) 65   Toulon
Henry Speight Wing (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 27) 4   Brumbies
Joe Tomane Wing (1990-02-11)11 February 1990 (aged 25) 16   Brumbies
Israel Folau Fullback (1989-04-03)3 April 1989 (aged 26) 33   Waratahs

EnglandEdit

On 27 August, England announced their 31-man squad.[3]

1 On 28 September, Nick Easter was called up to the squad to replace Billy Vunipola, injured during England's game with Wales.[4]

Head coach:   Stuart Lancaster

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Jamie George Hooker (1990-10-22)22 October 1990 (aged 24) 2 Saracens
Rob Webber Hooker (1986-08-01)1 August 1986 (aged 29) 13 Bath
Tom Youngs Hooker (1987-01-28)28 January 1987 (aged 28) 24 Leicester Tigers
Kieran Brookes Prop (1990-08-29)29 August 1990 (aged 25) 12 Northampton Saints
Dan Cole Prop (1987-05-09)9 May 1987 (aged 28) 52 Leicester Tigers
Joe Marler Prop (1990-07-07)7 July 1990 (aged 25) 33 Harlequins
Mako Vunipola Prop (1991-01-13)13 January 1991 (aged 24) 23 Saracens
David Wilson Prop (1985-04-09)9 April 1985 (aged 30) 43 Bath
George Kruis Lock (1990-02-22)22 February 1990 (aged 25) 8 Saracens
Joe Launchbury Lock (1991-04-12)12 April 1991 (aged 24) 24 Wasps
Courtney Lawes Lock (1989-02-23)23 February 1989 (aged 26) 40 Northampton Saints
Geoff Parling Lock (1983-10-28)28 October 1983 (aged 31) 25 Exeter Chiefs
James Haskell Flanker (1985-04-02)2 April 1985 (aged 30) 60 Wasps
Chris Robshaw (c) Flanker (1986-06-04)4 June 1986 (aged 29) 39 Harlequins
Tom Wood Flanker (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 28) 38 Northampton Saints
Nick Easter 1 Number 8 (1978-08-15)15 August 1978 (aged 37) 52 Harlequins
Ben Morgan Number 8 (1989-02-18)18 February 1989 (aged 26) 29 Gloucester
Billy Vunipola 1 Number 8 (1992-11-03)3 November 1992 (aged 22) 19 Saracens
Danny Care Scrum-half (1987-01-02)2 January 1987 (aged 28) 52 Harlequins
Richard Wigglesworth Scrum-half (1983-06-09)9 June 1983 (aged 32) 23 Saracens
Ben Youngs Scrum-half (1989-09-05)5 September 1989 (aged 26) 49 Leicester Tigers
Owen Farrell Fly-half (1991-09-24)24 September 1991 (aged 23) 31 Saracens
George Ford Fly-half (1993-03-16)16 March 1993 (aged 22) 13 Bath
Brad Barritt Centre (1986-08-07)7 August 1986 (aged 29) 23 Saracens
Sam Burgess Centre (1988-12-14)14 December 1988 (aged 26) 2 Bath
Jonathan Joseph Centre (1991-05-21)21 May 1991 (aged 24) 13 Bath
Henry Slade Centre (1993-03-19)19 March 1993 (aged 22) 1 Exeter Chiefs
Jonny May Wing (1990-04-01)1 April 1990 (aged 25) 16 Gloucester
Jack Nowell Wing (1993-04-11)11 April 1993 (aged 22) 9 Exeter Chiefs
Anthony Watson Wing (1994-02-26)26 February 1994 (aged 21) 11 Bath
Mike Brown Fullback (1985-09-04)4 September 1985 (aged 30) 39 Harlequins
Alex Goode Fullback (1988-05-07)7 May 1988 (aged 27) 18 Saracens

FijiEdit

On 21 August, Fiji announced their 31-man squad.[5]

1 On 25 September, Timoci Nagusa was called up to the squad to replace Waisea Nayacalevu, injured during Fiji's game with Australia.[6]

2 On 27 September, Taniela Koroi was called up to the squad to replace Isei Colati, injured during Fiji's game with Australia.[7]

Head coach:   John McKee

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Sunia Koto Hooker (1980-04-15)15 April 1980 (aged 35) 43   Narbonne
Talemaitoga Tuapati Hooker (1984-08-16)16 August 1984 (aged 31) 29   Provence
Viliame Veikoso Hooker (1982-04-04)4 April 1982 (aged 33) 30   Doncaster
Lee Roy Atalifo Prop (1988-05-10)10 May 1988 (aged 27) 2   Suva
Isei Colati 2 Prop (1983-12-23)23 December 1983 (aged 31) 7   Nevers
Taniela Koroi 2 Prop (1990-02-08)8 February 1990 (aged 25) 2   Mogliano
Campese Ma'afu Prop (1984-12-19)19 December 1984 (aged 30) 35   Provence
Peni Ravai Prop (1990-06-16)16 June 1990 (aged 25) 9   Nadroga
Manasa Saulo Prop (1989-04-06)6 April 1989 (aged 26) 24   Timișoara Saracens
Tevita Cavubati Lock (1987-08-12)12 August 1987 (aged 28) 8   Worcester Warriors
Leone Nakarawa Lock (1988-04-02)2 April 1988 (aged 27) 31   Glasgow Warriors
Api Ratuniyarawa Lock (1986-07-11)11 July 1986 (aged 29) 16   Agen
Nemia Soqeta Lock (1985-03-04)4 March 1985 (aged 30) 7   Biarritz Olympique
Akapusi Qera (c) Flanker (1984-04-24)24 April 1984 (aged 31) 47   Montpellier
Malakai Ravulo Flanker (1983-09-22)22 September 1983 (aged 31) 34   Steaua București
Dominiko Waqaniburotu Flanker (1986-04-20)20 April 1986 (aged 29) 24   Brive
Peceli Yato Flanker (1993-01-17)17 January 1993 (aged 22) 4   Clermont
Sakiusa Matadigo Number 8 (1982-08-08)8 August 1982 (aged 33) 20   Lyon
Netani Talei Number 8 (1983-03-19)19 March 1983 (aged 32) 30   Harlequins
Nemia Kenatale Scrum-half (1986-01-21)21 January 1986 (aged 29) 34   Farul Constanța
Nikola Matawalu Scrum-half (1989-03-08)8 March 1989 (aged 26) 26   Bath
Henry Seniloli Scrum-half (1989-06-15)15 June 1989 (aged 26) 8 Unattached
Josh Matavesi Fly-half (1990-10-05)5 October 1990 (aged 24) 14   Ospreys
Ben Volavola Fly-half (1991-01-13)13 January 1991 (aged 24) 5   Waratahs
Levani Botia Centre (1989-03-14)14 March 1989 (aged 26) 5   La Rochelle
Vereniki Goneva Centre (1984-04-05)5 April 1984 (aged 31) 35   Leicester Tigers
Gabiriele Lovobalavu Centre (1985-06-20)20 June 1985 (aged 30) 20   Bayonne
Nemani Nadolo Wing (1988-01-31)31 January 1988 (aged 27) 20   Crusaders
Timoci Nagusa 1 Wing (1987-02-07)7 February 1987 (aged 28) 22   Montpellier
Waisea Nayacalevu 1 Wing (1990-06-26)26 June 1990 (aged 25) 11   Stade Français
Asaeli Tikoirotuma Wing (1986-06-24)24 June 1986 (aged 29) 14   London Irish
Kini Murimurivalu Fullback (1989-05-15)15 May 1989 (aged 26) 11   La Rochelle
Metuisela Talebula Fullback (1991-05-20)20 May 1991 (aged 24) 16   Bordeaux Bègles

UruguayEdit

On 30 August, Uruguay announced their 31-man squad.[8]

Head coach:   Pablo Lemoine

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Germán Kessler Hooker (1994-07-01)1 July 1994 (aged 21) 11   Los Cuervos
Nicolás Klappenbach Hooker (1982-03-25)25 March 1982 (aged 33) 46   Champagnat
Carlos Arboleya Prop (1985-07-23)23 July 1985 (aged 30) 50   Trébol de Paysandú
Alejo Corral Prop (1981-09-11)11 September 1981 (aged 34) 47   San Isidro
Oscar Durán Prop (1980-08-16)16 August 1980 (aged 35) 31   Carrasco Polo
Mario Sagario Prop (1986-06-29)29 June 1986 (aged 29) 47   Massy
Mateo Sanguinetti Prop (1992-07-26)26 July 1992 (aged 23) 14   Los Cuervos
Franco Lamanna Lock (1991-10-05)5 October 1991 (aged 23) 22   Carrasco Polo
Mathias Palomeque Lock (1986-07-10)10 July 1986 (aged 29) 24   Trébol de Paysandú
Santiago Vilaseca (c) Lock (1984-09-17)17 September 1984 (aged 31) 33   Old Boys
Jorge Zerbino Lock (1991-12-27)27 December 1991 (aged 23) 11   Old Christians
Agustín Alonso Flanker (1991-09-24)24 September 1991 (aged 23) 12   Montevideo
Fernando Bascou Flanker (1987-04-05)5 April 1987 (aged 28) 25   Pucaru Stade Gaulois
Matías Beer Flanker (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 (aged 21) 11   Old Christians
Juan de Freitas Flanker (1989-12-13)13 December 1989 (aged 25) 38   Champagnat
Juan Manuel Gaminara Flanker (1989-05-01)1 May 1989 (aged 26) 23   Old Boys
Diego Magno Flanker (1989-04-27)27 April 1989 (aged 26) 49   Montevideo
Alejandro Nieto Number 8 (1988-01-07)7 January 1988 (aged 27) 27   Champagnat
Alejo Durán Scrum-half (1991-05-20)20 May 1991 (aged 24) 31   Trébol de Paysandú
Agustín Ormaechea Scrum-half (1991-03-08)8 March 1991 (aged 24) 23   Stade Montois
Felipe Berchesi Fly-half (1991-04-12)12 April 1991 (aged 24) 15   Carcassonne
Manuel Blengio Fly-half (1994-04-28)28 April 1994 (aged 21) 10   Old Christians
Joaquín Prada Centre (1991-07-15)15 July 1991 (aged 24) 28   Los Cuervos
Alberto Román Centre (1987-06-01)1 June 1987 (aged 28) 36   Pucaru Stade Gaulois
Andrés Vilaseca Centre (1991-05-08)8 May 1991 (aged 24) 12   Old Boys
Francisco Bulanti Wing (1980-04-12)12 April 1980 (aged 35) 22   Trébol de Paysandú
Jerónimo Etcheverry Wing (1988-01-11)11 January 1988 (aged 27) 42   Carrasco Polo
Santiago Gibernau Wing (1988-05-15)15 May 1988 (aged 27) 32   Carrasco Polo
Leandro Leivas Wing (1988-07-06)6 July 1988 (aged 27) 43   Old Christians
Gastón Mieres Fullback (1989-10-05)5 October 1989 (aged 25) 37   Valpolicella
Rodrigo Silva Fullback (1992-11-02)2 November 1992 (aged 22) 14   Carrasco Polo

WalesEdit

On 31 August, Wales announced their 31-man squad.[9]

After injuries to Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny during Wales' warm-up match against Italy, Mike Philips and Eli Walker were called up to replace the injured duo.[10]

On 14 September, Eli Walker was released from the squad following injury and was replaced with Ross Moriarty.[11]

1 On 21 September, Tyler Morgan was called up to the squad to replace Cory Allen who tore his hamstring in Wales's opening win against Uruguay.[12]

2 On 28 September, Gareth Anscombe and James Hook were called up to the squad to replace Hallam Amos and Scott Williams who were injured in Wales's win against England.[13]

3 On 11 October, Liam Williams was ruled out of the World Cup having suffered an injury against Australia, and Eli Walker re-joined the squad to replace him. Walker was allowed to re-join the squad, as he was released from the team before Wales officially arrived in tournament.[14]

Head coach:   Warren Gatland

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Scott Baldwin Hooker (1988-07-12)12 July 1988 (aged 27) 10   Ospreys
Ken Owens Hooker (1987-01-03)3 January 1987 (aged 28) 29   Scarlets
Tomas Francis Prop (1992-04-27)27 April 1992 (aged 23) 2   Exeter Chiefs
Paul James Prop (1982-05-13)13 May 1982 (aged 33) 62   Ospreys
Aaron Jarvis Prop (1986-05-20)20 May 1986 (aged 29) 13   Ospreys
Gethin Jenkins Prop (1980-11-17)17 November 1980 (aged 34) 116   Cardiff Blues
Samson Lee Prop (1992-11-30)30 November 1992 (aged 22) 12   Scarlets
Jake Ball Lock (1991-06-21)21 June 1991 (aged 24) 14   Scarlets
Luke Charteris Lock (1983-03-09)9 March 1983 (aged 32) 57   Racing
Bradley Davies Lock (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 28) 46   Wasps
Dominic Day Lock (1985-08-22)22 August 1985 (aged 30) 2   Bath
Alun Wyn Jones Lock (1985-09-19)19 September 1985 (aged 29) 90   Ospreys
James King Flanker (1990-07-24)24 July 1990 (aged 25) 6   Ospreys
Dan Lydiate Flanker (1987-12-18)18 December 1987 (aged 27) 47   Ospreys
Ross Moriarty Flanker (1994-04-18)18 April 1994 (aged 21) 2   Gloucester
Justin Tipuric Flanker (1989-08-06)6 August 1989 (aged 26) 33   Ospreys
Sam Warburton (c) Flanker (1988-10-05)5 October 1988 (aged 26) 55   Cardiff Blues
Taulupe Faletau Number 8 (1990-11-12)12 November 1990 (aged 24) 48   Newport Gwent Dragons
Gareth Davies Scrum-half (1990-08-18)18 August 1990 (aged 25) 4   Scarlets
Mike Phillips Scrum-half (1982-08-29)29 August 1982 (aged 33) 94   Racing
Lloyd Williams Scrum-half (1989-11-30)30 November 1989 (aged 25) 19   Cardiff Blues
Gareth Anscombe 2 Fly-half (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 (aged 24) 1   Cardiff Blues
Dan Biggar Fly-half (1989-10-16)16 October 1989 (aged 25) 35   Ospreys
Rhys Priestland Fly-half (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 28) 35   Bath
Cory Allen 1 Centre (1993-02-11)11 February 1993 (aged 22) 3   Cardiff Blues
James Hook 2 Centre (1985-06-27)27 June 1985 (aged 30) 78   Gloucester
Tyler Morgan 1 Centre (1995-09-02)2 September 1995 (aged 20) 1   Newport Gwent Dragons
Jamie Roberts Centre (1986-11-08)8 November 1986 (aged 28) 70   Harlequins
Scott Williams 2 Centre (1990-10-10)10 October 1990 (aged 24) 32   Scarlets
Hallam Amos 2 Wing (1994-09-24)24 September 1994 (aged 20) 3   Newport Gwent Dragons
Alex Cuthbert Wing (1990-04-05)5 April 1990 (aged 25) 35   Cardiff Blues
George North Wing (1992-04-13)13 April 1992 (aged 23) 51   Northampton Saints
Eli Walker 3 Wing (1992-03-28)28 March 1992 (aged 23) 1   Ospreys
Matthew Morgan Fullback (1992-04-23)23 April 1992 (aged 23) 3   Bristol
Liam Williams 3 Fullback (1991-04-09)9 April 1991 (aged 24) 23   Scarlets

Pool BEdit

JapanEdit

On 31 August, Japan announced their 31-man squad.[15]

Head coach:   Eddie Jones

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Shota Horie Hooker (1986-01-21)21 January 1986 (aged 29) 38   Panasonic Wild Knights
Takeshi Kizu Hooker (1988-07-15)15 July 1988 (aged 27) 37   Kobelco Steelers
Hiroki Yuhara Hooker (1984-01-21)21 January 1984 (aged 31) 22   Toshiba Brave Lupus
Kensuke Hatakeyama Prop (1985-08-02)2 August 1985 (aged 30) 68   Suntory Sungoliath
Keita Inagaki Prop (1990-06-02)2 June 1990 (aged 25) 6   Panasonic Wild Knights
Masataka Mikami Prop (1988-06-04)4 June 1988 (aged 27) 29   Toshiba Brave Lupus
Hiroshi Yamashita Prop (1986-01-01)1 January 1986 (aged 29) 45   Kobelco Steelers
Shoji Ito Lock (1980-12-02)2 December 1980 (aged 34) 34   Kobelco Steelers
Shinya Makabe Lock (1987-03-26)26 March 1987 (aged 28) 31   Suntory Sungoliath
Hitoshi Ono Lock (1978-05-06)6 May 1978 (aged 37) 94   Toshiba Brave Lupus
Luke Thompson Lock (1981-04-16)16 April 1981 (aged 34) 58   Kintetsu Liners
Michael Broadhurst Flanker (1986-10-30)30 October 1986 (aged 28) 22   Ricoh Black Rams
Justin Ives Flanker (1984-05-24)24 May 1984 (aged 31) 29   Canon Eagles
Michael Leitch (c) Flanker (1988-10-07)7 October 1988 (aged 26) 43   Chiefs
Hendrik Tui Flanker (1987-12-13)13 December 1987 (aged 27) 32   Queensland Reds
Ryu Holani Number 8 (1981-10-25)25 October 1981 (aged 33) 41   Panasonic Wild Knights
Amanaki Lelei Mafi Number 8 (1990-01-11)11 January 1990 (aged 25) 3   NTT Communications Shining Arcs
Atsushi Hiwasa Scrum-half (1987-05-22)22 May 1987 (aged 28) 47   Suntory Sungoliath
Fumiaki Tanaka Scrum-half (1985-01-03)3 January 1985 (aged 30) 49   Highlanders
Harumichi Tatekawa Fly-half (1989-12-02)2 December 1989 (aged 25) 38   Kubota Spears
Kosei Ono Fly-half (1987-04-17)17 April 1987 (aged 28) 29   Suntory Sungoliath
Kotaro Matsushima Centre (1993-02-26)26 February 1993 (aged 22) 12   Suntory Sungoliath
Male Sa'u Centre (1987-10-13)13 October 1987 (aged 27) 23   Yamaha Júbilo
Yu Tamura Centre (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 26) 32   NEC Green Rockets
Craig Wing Centre (1979-12-26)26 December 1979 (aged 35) 10   Kobelco Steelers
Yoshikazu Fujita Wing (1993-10-08)8 October 1993 (aged 21) 27   Waseda University
Kenki Fukuoka Wing (1992-09-07)7 September 1992 (aged 23) 15   Tsukuba University
Karne Hesketh Wing (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 30) 9   Munakata Sanix Blues
Toshiaki Hirose Wing (1981-10-17)17 October 1981 (aged 33) 28   Toshiba Brave Lupus
Akihito Yamada Wing (1985-07-26)26 July 1985 (aged 30) 13   Panasonic Wild Knights
Ayumu Goromaru Fullback (1986-03-01)1 March 1986 (aged 29) 52   Yamaha Júbilo

SamoaEdit

On 11 August, Samoa announced their 31-man squad.[16]

On 24 August, Faifili Levave was called up to replace Fa'atiga Lemalu who withdrew due to injury.[17]

On 11 September, Census Johnston was called up to replace Logovi'i Mulipola.[18]

Head coach:   Stephen Betham

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Ole Avei Hooker (1983-06-13)13 June 1983 (aged 32) 21   Bordeaux Bègles
Manu Leiataua Hooker (1986-12-26)26 December 1986 (aged 28) 8   Aurillac
Motu Matu'u Hooker (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 28) 3   Hurricanes
Viliamu Afatia Prop (1990-05-24)24 May 1990 (aged 25) 11   Agen
Jake Grey Prop (1984-02-17)17 February 1984 (aged 31) 4   SCOPA
Census Johnston Prop (1981-05-06)6 May 1981 (aged 34) 48   Toulouse
Anthony Perenise Prop (1982-10-18)18 October 1982 (aged 32) 24   Bristol
Sakaria Taulafo Prop (1983-01-29)29 January 1983 (aged 32) 36   Stade Français
Filo Paulo Lock (1987-11-06)6 November 1987 (aged 27) 18   Benetton Treviso
Joe Tekori Lock (1983-12-17)17 December 1983 (aged 31) 32   Toulouse
Kane Thompson Lock (1982-01-09)9 January 1982 (aged 33) 31   Newcastle Falcons
Maurie Fa'asavalu Flanker (1980-01-12)12 January 1980 (aged 35) 25   Oyonnax
Alafoti Faosiliva Flanker (1985-10-28)28 October 1985 (aged 29) 13   Bath
Jack Lam Flanker (1987-11-18)18 November 1987 (aged 27) 15   Bristol
Faifili Levave Flanker (1986-01-15)15 January 1986 (aged 29) 6 Unattached
Ofisa Treviranus (c) Flanker (1984-03-31)31 March 1984 (aged 31) 32   London Irish
TJ Ioane Number 8 (1989-05-09)9 May 1989 (aged 26) 6   Sale Sharks
Sanele Vavae Tuilagi Number 8 (1988-06-15)15 June 1988 (aged 27) 4   Carcassonne
Vavao Afemai Scrum-half (1992-02-18)18 February 1992 (aged 23) 5   Vaiala
Kahn Fotuali'i Scrum-half (1982-05-22)22 May 1982 (aged 33) 24   Northampton Saints
Patrick Fa'apale Fly-half (1991-03-05)5 March 1991 (aged 24) 6   Vaiala
Tusi Pisi Fly-half (1982-06-18)18 June 1982 (aged 33) 21   Suntory Sungoliath
Michael Stanley Fly-half (1989-12-29)29 December 1989 (aged 25) 6 Unattached
Rey Lee-Lo Centre (1987-02-20)20 February 1987 (aged 28) 2   Cardiff Blues
Johnny Leota Centre (1984-01-21)21 January 1984 (aged 31) 19   Sale Sharks
Paul Perez Centre (1986-07-26)26 July 1986 (aged 29) 11   Sharks
George Pisi Centre (1986-06-29)29 June 1986 (aged 29) 17   Northampton Saints
Fa'atoina Autagavaia Wing (1988-09-18)18 September 1988 (aged 27) 16   Nevers
Ken Pisi Wing (1989-02-24)24 February 1989 (aged 26) 6   Northampton Saints
Alesana Tuilagi Wing (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 (aged 34) 34   Newcastle Falcons
Tim Nanai-Williams Fullback (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 26) 1   Ricoh Black Rams

ScotlandEdit

On 1 September, Scotland announced their 31-man squad.[19]

On 14 September, Kevin Bryce replaced Stuart McInally in the squad following injury.[20]

1 On 29 September, Blair Cowan replaced Grant Gilchrist in the squad following injury.[21]

2 On 17 October, Rory Sutherland replaced Ryan Grant in the squad following injury.[22]

Head coach:   Vern Cotter

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Fraser Brown Hooker (1989-06-20)20 June 1989 (aged 26) 10   Glasgow Warriors
Kevin Bryce Hooker (1988-09-07)7 September 1988 (aged 27) 2   Glasgow Warriors
Ross Ford Hooker (1984-04-23)23 April 1984 (aged 31) 89   Edinburgh
Alasdair Dickinson Prop (1983-09-11)11 September 1983 (aged 32) 47   Edinburgh
Ryan Grant 2 Prop (1985-10-08)8 October 1985 (aged 29) 23   Glasgow Warriors
WP Nel Prop (1986-04-30)30 April 1986 (aged 29) 3   Edinburgh
Gordon Reid Prop (1987-03-04)4 March 1987 (aged 28) 12   Glasgow Warriors
Rory Sutherland 2 Prop (1992-08-24)24 August 1992 (aged 23) 0   Edinburgh
Jon Welsh Prop (1986-10-13)13 October 1986 (aged 28) 7   Newcastle Falcons
Grant Gilchrist 1 Lock (1990-08-09)9 August 1990 (aged 25) 10   Edinburgh
Jonny Gray Lock (1994-03-14)14 March 1994 (aged 21) 15   Glasgow Warriors
Richie Gray Lock (1989-08-24)24 August 1989 (aged 26) 46   Castres
Tim Swinson Lock (1987-02-17)17 February 1987 (aged 28) 13   Glasgow Warriors
Blair Cowan 1 Flanker (1986-04-21)21 April 1986 (aged 29) 13   London Irish
John Hardie Flanker (1988-07-27)27 July 1988 (aged 27) 2 Unattached
Alasdair Strokosch Flanker (1983-02-21)21 February 1983 (aged 32) 46   Perpignan
Ryan Wilson Flanker (1989-05-18)18 May 1989 (aged 26) 11   Glasgow Warriors
David Denton Number 8 (1990-02-05)5 February 1990 (aged 25) 28   Edinburgh
Josh Strauss Number 8 (1986-10-23)23 October 1986 (aged 28) 0   Glasgow Warriors
Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Scrum-half (1993-08-04)4 August 1993 (aged 22) 7   Edinburgh
Greig Laidlaw (c) Scrum-half (1985-10-12)12 October 1985 (aged 29) 41   Gloucester
Henry Pyrgos Scrum-half (1989-07-09)9 July 1989 (aged 26) 16   Glasgow Warriors
Finn Russell Fly-half (1992-09-23)23 September 1992 (aged 22) 11   Glasgow Warriors
Duncan Weir Fly-half (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 (aged 24) 19   Glasgow Warriors
Mark Bennett Centre (1993-02-03)3 February 1993 (aged 22) 9   Glasgow Warriors
Peter Horne Centre (1989-10-05)5 October 1989 (aged 25) 10   Glasgow Warriors
Matt Scott Centre (1990-09-30)30 September 1990 (aged 24) 29   Edinburgh
Richie Vernon Centre (1987-07-07)7 July 1987 (aged 28) 22   Glasgow Warriors
Sean Lamont Wing (1981-01-15)15 January 1981 (aged 34) 97   Glasgow Warriors
Sean Maitland Wing (1988-09-14)14 September 1988 (aged 27) 16   London Irish
Tommy Seymour Wing (1988-07-01)1 July 1988 (aged 27) 18   Glasgow Warriors
Tim Visser Wing (1987-05-29)29 May 1987 (aged 28) 21   Harlequins
Stuart Hogg Fullback (1992-06-24)24 June 1992 (aged 23) 33   Glasgow Warriors

South AfricaEdit

On 28 August, South Africa announced their 31-man squad.[23]

1 On 27 September, Jan Serfontein was called up to the squad to replace captain Jean de Villiers, injured during South Africa's game with Samoa.[24]

Head coach:   Heyneke Meyer

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Schalk Brits Hooker (1981-05-16)16 May 1981 (aged 34) 8   Saracens
Bismarck du Plessis Hooker (1984-05-22)22 May 1984 (aged 31) 73   Montpellier
Adriaan Strauss Hooker (1985-11-18)18 November 1985 (aged 29) 48   Bulls
Jannie du Plessis Prop (1982-11-16)16 November 1982 (aged 32) 64   Montpellier
Frans Malherbe Prop (1991-03-14)14 March 1991 (aged 24) 6   Stormers
Tendai Mtawarira Prop (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 30) 68   Sharks
Trevor Nyakane Prop (1989-05-04)4 May 1989 (aged 26) 16   Bulls
Coenie Oosthuizen Prop (1989-03-22)22 March 1989 (aged 26) 21   Cheetahs
Lood de Jager Lock (1992-12-17)17 December 1992 (aged 22) 12   Cheetahs
Pieter-Steph du Toit Lock (1992-08-20)20 August 1992 (aged 23) 4   Sharks
Eben Etzebeth Lock (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 23) 37   Stormers
Victor Matfield Lock (1977-05-11)11 May 1977 (aged 38) 123   Northampton Saints
Willem Alberts Flanker (1984-05-11)11 May 1984 (aged 31) 33   Stade Français
Schalk Burger Flanker (1983-04-13)13 April 1983 (aged 32) 79   Stormers
Siya Kolisi Flanker (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 24) 11   Stormers
Francois Louw Flanker (1985-06-15)15 June 1985 (aged 30) 36   Bath
Duane Vermeulen Number 8 (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 (aged 29) 29   Toulon
Fourie du Preez Scrum-half (1982-03-24)24 March 1982 (aged 33) 70   Suntory Sungoliath
Rudy Paige Scrum-half (1989-08-02)2 August 1989 (aged 26) 0   Bulls
Ruan Pienaar Scrum-half (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 (aged 31) 84   Ulster
Pat Lambie Fly-half (1990-10-17)17 October 1990 (aged 24) 44   Sharks
Handré Pollard Fly-half (1994-03-09)9 March 1994 (aged 21) 13   Bulls
Morné Steyn Fly-half (1984-07-11)11 July 1984 (aged 31) 59   Stade Français
Damian de Allende Centre (1991-11-25)25 November 1991 (aged 23) 7   Stormers
Jean de Villiers (c) 1 Centre (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 (aged 34) 107   Stormers
Jesse Kriel Centre (1994-02-15)15 February 1994 (aged 21) 4   Bulls
Jan Serfontein 1 Centre (1993-04-15)15 April 1993 (aged 22) 21   Bulls
Bryan Habana Wing (1983-06-12)12 June 1983 (aged 32) 110   Toulon
Lwazi Mvovo Wing (1986-06-03)3 June 1986 (aged 29) 13   Sharks
JP Pietersen Wing (1986-07-12)12 July 1986 (aged 29) 60   Sharks
Zane Kirchner Fullback (1984-06-16)16 June 1984 (aged 31) 30   Leinster
Willie le Roux Fullback (1989-08-18)18 August 1989 (aged 26) 28   Cheetahs

United StatesEdit

On 1 September, the United States named their 31-man squad.[25]

On 3 September, Scott LaValla was replaced by Matt Trouville following an injury suffered in training.[26]

Head coach:   Mike Tolkin

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Zach Fenoglio Hooker (1989-07-29)29 July 1989 (aged 26) 13   Glendale Raptors
Phil Thiel Hooker (1984-10-29)29 October 1984 (aged 30) 32   Life University
Chris Baumann Prop (1987-05-18)18 May 1987 (aged 28) 4   Santa Monica
Eric Fry Prop (1987-09-14)14 September 1987 (aged 28) 33   Newcastle Falcons
Olive Kilifi Prop (1986-09-28)28 September 1986 (aged 28) 12   Seattle Saracens
Titi Lamositele Prop (1995-02-11)11 February 1995 (aged 20) 13   Saracens
Matekitonga Moeakiola Prop (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 (aged 37) 31   Castanet
Joe Taufete'e Prop (1992-10-04)4 October 1992 (aged 22) 0   Belmont Shore
Cam Dolan Lock (1990-03-02)2 March 1990 (aged 25) 16   Cardiff Blues
Greg Peterson Lock (1991-03-26)26 March 1991 (aged 24) 8   Glasgow Warriors
Hayden Smith Lock (1985-04-10)10 April 1985 (aged 30) 26   Saracens
Louis Stanfill Lock (1985-05-30)30 May 1985 (aged 30) 55   Seattle Saracens
Andrew Durutalo Flanker (1987-10-25)25 October 1987 (aged 27) 9   USA Sevens
Matt Trouville Flanker (1986-06-09)9 June 1986 (aged 29) 4   Seattle Saracens
Alastair McFarland Flanker (1989-06-02)2 June 1989 (aged 26) 5   NYAC
John Quill Flanker (1990-03-10)10 March 1990 (aged 25) 14   NYAC
Danny Barrett Number 8 (1990-03-23)23 March 1990 (aged 25) 9   USA Sevens
Samu Manoa Number 8 (1985-03-05)5 March 1985 (aged 30) 11   Toulon
Niku Kruger Scrum-half (1991-10-09)9 October 1991 (aged 23) 1   Glendale Raptors
Mike Petri Scrum-half (1984-08-16)16 August 1984 (aged 31) 54   NYAC
AJ MacGinty Fly-half (1990-02-26)26 February 1990 (aged 25) 5   Life University
Shalom Suniula Fly-half (1988-05-06)6 May 1988 (aged 27) 14   Seattle Saracens
Seamus Kelly Centre (1991-05-30)30 May 1991 (aged 24) 20   SFGG
Folau Niua Centre (1985-01-27)27 January 1985 (aged 30) 15   USA Sevens
Thretton Palamo Centre (1988-09-22)22 September 1988 (aged 26) 10   London Welsh
Andrew Suniula Centre (1982-05-01)1 May 1982 (aged 33) 37   București
Takudzwa Ngwenya Wing (1985-07-22)22 July 1985 (aged 30) 32   Biarritz Olympique
Blaine Scully Wing (1988-02-29)29 February 1988 (aged 27) 26   Cardiff Blues
Zack Test Wing (1989-10-13)13 October 1989 (aged 25) 4   USA Sevens
Brett Thompson Wing (1990-08-17)17 August 1990 (aged 25) 4   USA Sevens
Chris Wyles (c) Fullback (1983-09-13)13 September 1983 (aged 32) 50   Saracens

Pool CEdit

ArgentinaEdit

On 16 August, Argentina announced their initial 31-man squad.[27]

Hours after the 31-man squad was announced, Matías Díaz suffered an injury and was replaced in the squad by Juan Pablo Orlandi.[28][29]

1 On 15 October, Juan Figallo was called up to the squad to replace Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro after he suffered an injury in training.[30]

2 Due to an injury to Agustín Creevy, usual prop Lucas Noguera Paz will cover hooker from the bench against South Africa in the Bronze Final. However, an injury sustained in training for prop Marcos Ayerza ruled him out of the Bronze Final the day before the match, and Santiago García Botta was called up as his replacement. As there was no further cover for prop, García Botta was cleared to play in the match, despite the stand-down period of 48 hours before an injury replacement can take the field, though he is only permitted to play if absolutely required.[31][32]

Head coach:   Daniel Hourcade

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Agustín Creevy (c) Hooker (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 30) 40   UAR
Julián Montoya Hooker (1993-10-29)29 October 1993 (aged 21) 9   UAR
Marcos Ayerza 2 Prop (1983-01-12)12 January 1983 (aged 32) 60   Leicester Tigers
Juan Figallo 1 Prop (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 27) 22   Saracens
Santiago García Botta 2 Prop (1992-06-19)19 June 1992 (aged 23) 5   UAR
Ramiro Herrera Prop (1989-02-14)14 February 1989 (aged 26) 13   UAR
Lucas Noguera Paz Prop (1993-05-10)10 May 1993 (aged 22) 16   UAR
Juan Pablo Orlandi Prop (1983-06-20)20 June 1983 (aged 32) 16 Unattached
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 1 Prop (1989-11-06)6 November 1989 (aged 25) 20   UAR
Matías Alemanno Lock (1991-12-05)5 December 1991 (aged 23) 14   UAR
Mariano Galarza Lock (1986-11-12)12 November 1986 (aged 28) 24   Gloucester
Tomás Lavanini Lock (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 22) 21   UAR
Guido Petti Pagadizábal Lock (1994-11-17)17 November 1994 (aged 20) 6   UAR
Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe Flanker (1981-11-19)19 November 1981 (aged 33) 64   Toulon
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Flanker (1983-06-06)6 June 1983 (aged 32) 62   UAR
Pablo Matera Flanker (1993-07-18)18 July 1993 (aged 22) 16   UAR
Javier Ortega Desio Flanker (1990-06-14)14 June 1990 (aged 25) 16   UAR
Facundo Isa Number 8 (1993-09-21)21 September 1993 (aged 21) 7   UAR
Leonardo Senatore Number 8 (1984-05-13)13 May 1984 (aged 31) 31 Unattached
Tomás Cubelli Scrum-half (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 26) 38   UAR
Martín Landajo Scrum-half (1988-06-14)14 June 1988 (aged 27) 46   UAR
Santiago González Iglesias Fly-half (1988-06-16)16 June 1988 (aged 27) 18   UAR
Nicolás Sánchez Fly-half (1988-10-26)26 October 1988 (aged 26) 33   UAR
Marcelo Bosch Centre (1984-01-07)7 January 1984 (aged 31) 35   Saracens
Jerónimo de la Fuente Centre (1991-02-24)24 February 1991 (aged 24) 13   UAR
Juan Martín Hernández Centre (1982-08-07)7 August 1982 (aged 33) 53   UAR
Matías Moroni Centre (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 24) 4   UAR
Juan Pablo Socino Centre (1988-05-30)30 May 1988 (aged 27) 2   Newcastle Falcons
Horacio Agulla Wing (1984-10-22)22 October 1984 (aged 30) 60   Bath
Santiago Cordero Wing (1993-12-06)6 December 1993 (aged 21) 12   UAR
Juan Imhoff Wing (1988-05-11)11 May 1988 (aged 27) 29   Racing
Lucas González Amorosino Fullback (1985-11-02)2 November 1985 (aged 29) 43 Unattached
Joaquín Tuculet Fullback (1989-08-08)8 August 1989 (aged 26) 23   UAR

GeorgiaEdit

On 1 September, Georgia announced their 31-man squad.[33]

1 On 29 September, Anton Peikrishvili was called up to the squad to replace Davit Kubriashvili, injured during Georgia's game with Argentina.[34]

Head coach:   Milton Haig

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Jaba Bregvadze Hooker (1987-04-23)23 April 1987 (aged 28) 29   Kochebi Bolnisi
Shalva Mamukashvili Hooker (1990-10-02)2 October 1990 (aged 24) 31   Sale Sharks
Simon Maisuradze Hooker (1986-09-14)14 September 1986 (aged 29) 32   La Voulte-Valence
Kakha Asieshvili Prop (1987-04-21)21 April 1987 (aged 28) 11   Brive
Levan Chilachava Prop (1991-08-17)17 August 1991 (aged 24) 25   Toulon
Davit Kubriashvili 1 Prop (1986-03-12)12 March 1986 (aged 29) 40   Stade Français
Mikheil Nariashvili Prop (1990-05-25)25 May 1990 (aged 25) 28   Montpellier
Anton Peikrishvili 1 Prop (1987-09-18)18 September 1987 (aged 28) 16   Bayonne
Davit Zirakashvili Prop (1983-09-20)20 September 1983 (aged 31) 50   Clermont
Giorgi Chkhaidze Lock (1982-06-24)24 June 1982 (aged 33) 85   Lille
Levan Datunashvili Lock (1983-01-18)18 January 1983 (aged 32) 71   Aurillac
Konstantin Mikautadze Lock (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 24) 36   Toulon
Giorgi Nemsadze Lock (1984-09-26)26 September 1984 (aged 30) 51   Tarbes
Mamuka Gorgodze (c) Flanker (1984-07-14)14 July 1984 (aged 31) 61   Toulon
Viktor Kolelishvili Flanker (1989-10-09)9 October 1989 (aged 25) 32   Clermont
Shalva Sutiashvili Flanker (1984-01-24)24 January 1984 (aged 31) 49   Massy
Giorgi Tkhilaishvili Flanker (1991-04-08)8 April 1991 (aged 24) 21   Batumi
Lasha Lomidze Number 8 (1992-06-30)30 June 1992 (aged 23) 13   Béziers Hérault
Giorgi Begadze Scrum-half (1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 29) 36   Kochebi Bolnisi
Vazha Khutsishvili Scrum-half (1992-09-02)2 September 1992 (aged 23) 20   Rustavi Kharebi
Vasil Lobzhanidze Scrum-half (1996-10-14)14 October 1996 (aged 18) 6   Armazi Tbilisi
Lasha Khmaladze Fly-half (1988-01-20)20 January 1988 (aged 27) 39   Lelo Saracens
Lasha Malaghuradze Fly-half (1986-01-02)2 January 1986 (aged 29) 58   Stade Bagnérais
Davit Kacharava Centre (1985-01-16)16 January 1985 (aged 30) 83   Enisey-STM
Merab Sharikadze Centre (1993-05-17)17 May 1993 (aged 22) 36   Aurillac
Tamaz Mchedlidze Centre (1993-03-17)17 March 1993 (aged 22) 31   Agen
Giorgi Aptsiauri Wing (1994-01-20)20 January 1994 (aged 21) 10   AIA Kutaisi
Muraz Giorgadze Wing (1994-06-28)28 June 1994 (aged 21) 7   Armazi Tbilisi
Giorgi Pruidze Wing (1994-06-02)2 June 1994 (aged 21) 4   AIA Kutaisi
Alexander Todua Wing (1987-11-02)2 November 1987 (aged 27) 48   Lelo Saracens
Merab Kvirikashvili Fullback (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 31) 85   Montluçon
Beka Tsiklauri Fullback (1989-02-09)9 February 1989 (aged 26) 20   Locomotive Tbilisi

NamibiaEdit

On 27 August, Namibia announced their 31-man squad.[35]

Head coach   Phil Davies

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Torsten van Jaarsveld Hooker (1987-06-30)30 June 1987 (aged 28) 7   Cheetahs
Louis van der Westhuizen Hooker (1995-02-25)25 February 1995 (aged 20) 2   Leopards
Aranos Coetzee Prop (1988-03-14)14 March 1988 (aged 27) 5   Cheetahs
AJ de Klerk Prop (1987-12-19)19 December 1987 (aged 27) 5   Wanderers
Jaco Engels Prop (1980-12-17)17 December 1980 (aged 34) 12   Trustco United
Raoul Larson Prop (1984-05-14)14 May 1984 (aged 31) 6   Eagles
Johnny Redelinghuys Prop (1984-02-02)2 February 1984 (aged 31) 47   Wanderers
Casper Viviers Prop (1988-06-01)1 June 1988 (aged 27) 13   Trustco United
Tjiuee Uanivi Lock (1990-12-31)31 December 1990 (aged 24) 10   Brive
Janco Venter Lock (1994-09-19)19 September 1994 (aged 20) 8   Maties
Renaldo Bothma Flanker (1989-09-18)18 September 1989 (aged 26) 7   Toyota Verblitz
Jacques Burger (c) Flanker (1983-07-29)29 July 1983 (aged 32) 35   Saracens
Wian Conradie Flanker (1994-10-14)14 October 1994 (aged 20) 1   Johannesburg Uni.
Tinus du Plessis Flanker (1984-05-20)20 May 1984 (aged 31) 44   Wanderers
Rohan Kitshoff Flanker (1985-09-13)13 September 1985 (aged 30) 22   Durbanville-Bellville
Leneve Damens Number 8 (1993-05-30)30 May 1993 (aged 22) 3   Wanderers
PJ van Lill Number 8 (1983-12-04)4 December 1983 (aged 31) 39   Bayonne
Eniell Buitendag Scrum-half (1989-06-21)21 June 1989 (aged 26) 13   Wanderers
Eugene Jantjies Scrum-half (1986-10-08)8 October 1986 (aged 28) 45   Dinamo București
Damian Stevens Scrum-half (1995-06-02)2 June 1995 (aged 20) 1   Ikey Tigers
Theuns Kotzé Fly-half (1987-07-16)16 July 1987 (aged 28) 25   Bourg-en-Bresse
Darryl de la Harpe Centre (1986-10-02)2 October 1986 (aged 28) 27   Western Suburbs
Johan Deysel Centre (1991-09-26)26 September 1991 (aged 23) 9   Leopards
JC Greyling Centre (1991-06-21)21 June 1991 (aged 24) 8   Old Wesley
Danie van Wyk Centre (1986-03-30)30 March 1986 (aged 29) 13   Trustco United
Conrad Marais Wing (1989-04-26)26 April 1989 (aged 26) 8   Béziers Hérault
David Philander Wing (1987-01-04)4 January 1987 (aged 28) 23   Spotswood United
Heinrich Smit Wing (1990-11-21)21 November 1990 (aged 24) 11   NWU Pukke
Russell van Wyk Wing (1990-08-12)12 August 1990 (aged 25) 4   Western Suburbs
Chrysander Botha Fullback (1988-07-13)13 July 1988 (aged 27) 34   Exeter Chiefs
Johann Tromp Fullback (1990-12-23)23 December 1990 (aged 24) 18   Wanderers

New ZealandEdit

On 30 August, New Zealand announced their 31-man squad.[36]

1 On 10 October, Joe Moody was called up to the squad to replace Tony Woodcock, injured during New Zealand's game with Tonga.[37]

2 On 29 October, Pauliasi Manu was called up to the squad to replace Wyatt Crockett, injured during New Zealand's game with France.[38]

Head coach:   Steve Hansen

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Franchise / province
Dane Coles Hooker (1986-12-10)10 December 1986 (aged 28) 30 Hurricanes / Wellington
Keven Mealamu Hooker (1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 36) 126 Blues / Auckland
Codie Taylor Hooker (1991-03-31)31 March 1991 (aged 24) 3 Crusaders / Canterbury
Wyatt Crockett 2 Prop (1983-01-24)24 January 1983 (aged 32) 40 Crusaders / Canterbury
Charlie Faumuina Prop (1986-12-24)24 December 1986 (aged 28) 27 Blues / Auckland
Ben Franks Prop (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 31) 43 Hurricanes / Hawke's Bay
Owen Franks Prop (1987-12-23)23 December 1987 (aged 27) 72 Crusaders / Canterbury
Pauliasi Manu 2 Prop (1987-12-23)23 December 1987 (aged 27) 0 Chiefs / Counties Manukau
Joe Moody 1 Prop (1988-09-18)18 September 1988 (aged 27) 8 Crusaders / Canterbury
Tony Woodcock 1 Prop (1981-01-27)27 January 1981 (aged 34) 115 Blues / North Harbour
Brodie Retallick Lock (1991-05-31)31 May 1991 (aged 24) 41 Chiefs / Bay of Plenty
Luke Romano Lock (1986-02-16)16 February 1986 (aged 29) 20 Crusaders / Canterbury
Sam Whitelock Lock (1988-10-12)12 October 1988 (aged 26) 66 Crusaders / Canterbury
Sam Cane Flanker (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 23) 24 Chiefs / Bay of Plenty
Jerome Kaino Flanker (1983-04-06)6 April 1983 (aged 32) 60 Blues / Auckland
Richie McCaw (c) Flanker (1980-12-31)31 December 1980 (aged 34) 142 Crusaders / Canterbury
Liam Messam Flanker (1984-03-25)25 March 1984 (aged 31) 42 Chiefs / Waikato
Kieran Read Number 8 (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 29) 77 Crusaders / Canterbury
Victor Vito Number 8 (1987-03-27)27 March 1987 (aged 28) 28 Hurricanes / Wellington
Tawera Kerr-Barlow Scrum-half (1990-08-15)15 August 1990 (aged 25) 15 Chiefs / Waikato
TJ Perenara Scrum-half (1992-01-23)23 January 1992 (aged 23) 15 Hurricanes / Wellington
Aaron Smith Scrum-half (1988-11-21)21 November 1988 (aged 26) 41 Highlanders / Manawatu
Beauden Barrett Fly-half (1991-05-27)27 May 1991 (aged 24) 30 Hurricanes / Taranaki
Dan Carter Fly-half (1982-03-05)5 March 1982 (aged 33) 106 Crusaders / Canterbury
Colin Slade Fly-half (1987-10-10)10 October 1987 (aged 27) 20 Crusaders / Canterbury
Malakai Fekitoa Centre (1992-05-10)10 May 1992 (aged 23) 11 Highlanders / Auckland
Ma'a Nonu Centre (1982-05-21)21 May 1982 (aged 33) 97 Hurricanes / Wellington
Conrad Smith Centre (1981-10-12)12 October 1981 (aged 33) 88 Hurricanes / Wellington
Sonny Bill Williams Centre (1985-08-03)3 August 1985 (aged 30) 26 Chiefs / Counties Manukau
Nehe Milner-Skudder Wing (1990-12-15)15 December 1990 (aged 24) 2 Hurricanes / Manawatu
Waisake Naholo Wing (1991-05-08)8 May 1991 (aged 24) 1 Highlanders / Taranaki
Julian Savea Wing (1990-08-07)7 August 1990 (aged 25) 35 Hurricanes / Wellington
Ben Smith Fullback (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 29) 41 Highlanders / Otago

TongaEdit

On 18 August, Tonga announced their 30-man squad, with an additional player yet to be named.[39]

On 31 August, Tonga announced the 31st player to complete their squad.[40]

Head coach:   Mana Otai

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Aleki Lutui Hooker (1978-07-01)1 July 1978 (aged 37) 36   Ampthill
Paul Ngauamo Hooker (1986-02-19)19 February 1986 (aged 29) 3   Stade Montois
Elvis Taione Hooker (1983-05-25)25 May 1983 (aged 32) 18   Exeter Chiefs
Halani Aulika Prop (1983-08-31)31 August 1983 (aged 32) 13   London Irish
Tevita Mailau Prop (1985-04-25)25 April 1985 (aged 30) 16   Perpignan
Sila Puafisi Prop (1988-04-15)15 April 1988 (aged 27) 19   Glasgow Warriors
Sona Taumalolo Prop (1981-11-13)13 November 1981 (aged 33) 17   Grenoble
Soane Tonga'uiha Prop (1982-01-21)21 January 1982 (aged 33) 15   Oyonnax
Uili Kolo'ofai Lock (1982-09-29)29 September 1982 (aged 32) 5 Unattached
Tukulua Lokotui Lock (1979-12-31)31 December 1979 (aged 35) 24   Béziers Hérault
Steve Mafi Lock (1989-12-09)9 December 1989 (aged 25) 14   Western Force
Joe Tuineau Lock (1981-08-18)18 August 1981 (aged 34) 22   Dax
Sione Kalamafoni Flanker (1988-05-18)18 May 1988 (aged 27) 25   Gloucester
Nili Latu (c) Flanker (1982-02-19)19 February 1982 (aged 33) 40   Newcastle Falcons
Jack Ram Flanker (1987-01-14)14 January 1987 (aged 28) 2   Blues
Hale T-Pole Flanker (1979-04-30)30 April 1979 (aged 36) 31 Unattached
Opeti Fonua Number 8 (1986-05-26)26 May 1986 (aged 29) 6   Leicester Tigers
Viliami Ma'afu Number 8 (1982-03-09)9 March 1982 (aged 33) 24   Oyonnax
Samisoni Fisilau Scrum-half (1987-11-29)29 November 1987 (aged 27) 15   Jersey
Sosefo Ma'ake Scrum-half (1991-09-15)15 September 1991 (aged 24) 1   Havelu Bulldogs
Sonatane Takulua Scrum-half (1991-11-01)1 November 1991 (aged 23) 10   Newcastle Falcons
Latiume Fosita Fly-half (1992-07-25)25 July 1992 (aged 23) 12   Doncaster
Kurt Morath Fly-half (1984-11-13)13 November 1984 (aged 30) 26 Unattached
Sione Piukala Centre (1985-06-08)8 June 1985 (aged 30) 14   Perpignan
Siale Piutau Centre (1985-10-13)13 October 1985 (aged 29) 20   Yamaha Júbilo
Viliami Tahitu'a Centre (1991-10-02)2 October 1991 (aged 23) 2 Unattached
David Halaifonua Wing (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 28) 13   Gloucester
William Helu Wing (1986-04-19)19 April 1986 (aged 29) 20   Edinburgh
Fetu'u Vainikolo Wing (1985-01-30)30 January 1985 (aged 30) 22   Oyonnax
Telusa Veainu Wing (1990-12-26)26 December 1990 (aged 24) 4   Melbourne Rebels
Vunga Lilo Fullback (1983-02-28)28 February 1983 (aged 32) 38   Montauban

Pool DEdit

CanadaEdit

On 25 August, Canada announced their 31-man squad.[41]

On 10 September, Jake Ilnicki was called up to replace the injured Jason Marshall.[42]

1 On 24 September, James Pritchard was called up to the squad to replace Liam Underwood, injured during Canada's opening game with Ireland.[43]

2 On 28 September, Pat Parfrey was called up to the squad to replace Connor Braid, injured during Canada's game with Italy.[44]

Head coach:   Kieran Crowley

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Ray Barkwill Hooker (1980-08-26)26 August 1980 (aged 35) 22   Ontario Blues
Aaron Carpenter Hooker (1983-01-09)9 January 1983 (aged 32) 67   Cornish Pirates
Benoît Piffero Hooker (1987-05-21)21 May 1987 (aged 28) 9   Atlantic Rock
Hubert Buydens Prop (1982-01-04)4 January 1982 (aged 33) 35   Prairie Wolf Pack
Jake Ilnicki Prop (1992-02-24)24 February 1992 (aged 23) 8   NSW Country Eagles
Djustice Sears-Duru Prop (1994-05-24)24 May 1994 (aged 21) 8   Ontario Blues
Andrew Tiedemann Prop (1988-07-21)21 July 1988 (aged 27) 35   Prairie Wolf Pack
Doug Wooldridge Prop (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 29) 19   Ontario Blues
Brett Beukeboom Lock (1989-08-13)13 August 1989 (aged 26) 15   Cornish Pirates
Jamie Cudmore Lock (1978-09-06)6 September 1978 (aged 37) 35   Clermont
Evan Olmstead Lock (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 24) 5   Greater Sydney Rams
Nanyak Dala Flanker (1984-06-18)18 June 1984 (aged 31) 34   Prairie Wolf Pack
Kyle Gilmour Flanker (1988-01-26)26 January 1988 (aged 27) 11   Rotherham
John Moonlight Flanker (1987-07-02)2 July 1987 (aged 28) 20   Ontario Blues
Jebb Sinclair Flanker (1986-04-08)8 April 1986 (aged 29) 39   London Irish
Tyler Ardron (c) Number 8 (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 24) 20   Ospreys
Richard Thorpe Number 8 (1984-11-01)1 November 1984 (aged 30) 6   London Welsh
Phil Mack Scrum-half (1985-09-18)18 September 1985 (aged 30) 27   BC Bears
Jamie Mackenzie Scrum-half (1989-02-28)28 February 1989 (aged 26) 7   Ontario Blues
Gordon McRorie Scrum-half (1988-05-12)12 May 1988 (aged 27) 12   Prairie Wolf Pack
Nathan Hirayama Fly-half (1988-03-23)23 March 1988 (aged 27) 19   BC Bears
Liam Underwood 1 Fly-half (1991-06-03)3 June 1991 (aged 24) 10   Ontario Blues
Nick Blevins Centre (1988-11-11)11 November 1988 (aged 26) 25   Prairie Wolf Pack
Connor Braid 2 Centre (1990-05-31)31 May 1990 (aged 25) 18   BC Bears
Ciaran Hearn Centre (1985-12-30)30 December 1985 (aged 29) 45   Atlantic Rock
Pat Parfrey 2 Centre (1991-11-01)1 November 1991 (aged 23) 7   Atlantic Rock
Conor Trainor Centre (1989-05-12)12 May 1989 (aged 26) 18   BC Bears
Jeff Hassler Wing (1991-08-21)21 August 1991 (aged 24) 15   Ospreys
Phil Mackenzie Wing (1987-02-25)25 February 1987 (aged 28) 27   Sale Sharks
D. T. H. van der Merwe Wing (1986-04-28)28 April 1986 (aged 29) 35   Scarlets
Matt Evans Fullback (1988-01-02)2 January 1988 (aged 27) 29   Cornish Pirates
Harry Jones Fullback (1989-08-26)26 August 1989 (aged 26) 17   BC Bears
James Pritchard 1 Fullback (1979-07-21)21 July 1979 (aged 36) 61   Bedford Blues

FranceEdit

On 23 August, France announced their 31-man squad.[45]

1 On 20 September, Rémy Grosso was called up to the squad to replace Yoann Huget, injured during France's opening game with Italy.[46]

Head coach:   Philippe Saint-André

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Guilhem Guirado Hooker (1986-06-17)17 June 1986 (aged 29) 34 Toulon
Benjamin Kayser Hooker (1984-07-26)26 July 1984 (aged 31) 33 Clermont
Dimitri Szarzewski Hooker (1983-01-26)26 January 1983 (aged 32) 81 Racing
Uini Atonio Prop (1990-03-26)26 March 1990 (aged 25) 9 La Rochelle
Eddy Ben Arous Prop (1990-08-25)25 August 1990 (aged 25) 7 Racing
Vincent Debaty Prop (1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 33) 32 Clermont
Nicolas Mas Prop (1980-05-23)23 May 1980 (aged 35) 80 Montpellier
Rabah Slimani Prop (1989-10-18)18 October 1989 (aged 25) 17 Stade Français
Alexandre Flanquart Lock (1989-10-09)9 October 1989 (aged 25) 15 Stade Français
Yoann Maestri Lock (1988-01-14)14 January 1988 (aged 27) 38 Toulouse
Pascal Papé Lock (1980-10-05)5 October 1980 (aged 34) 61 Stade Français
Thierry Dusautoir (c) Flanker (1981-11-18)18 November 1981 (aged 33) 76 Toulouse
Bernard Le Roux Flanker (1989-06-04)4 June 1989 (aged 26) 18 Racing
Yannick Nyanga Flanker (1983-12-19)19 December 1983 (aged 31) 43 Racing
Fulgence Ouedraogo Flanker (1986-07-21)21 July 1986 (aged 29) 37 Montpellier
Damien Chouly Number 8 (1985-11-27)27 November 1985 (aged 29) 31 Clermont
Louis Picamoles Number 8 (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 29) 47 Toulouse
Rory Kockott Scrum-half (1986-06-25)25 June 1986 (aged 29) 9 Castres
Morgan Parra Scrum-half (1988-11-15)15 November 1988 (aged 26) 61 Clermont
Sébastien Tillous-Borde Scrum-half (1985-04-29)29 April 1985 (aged 30) 16 Toulon
Frédéric Michalak Fly-half (1982-10-16)16 October 1982 (aged 32) 73 Toulon
Rémi Tales Fly-half (1984-05-02)2 May 1984 (aged 31) 19 Racing
Mathieu Bastareaud Centre (1988-09-17)17 September 1988 (aged 27) 35 Toulon
Alexandre Dumoulin Centre (1989-08-24)24 August 1989 (aged 26) 4 Racing
Gaël Fickou Centre (1994-03-26)26 March 1994 (aged 21) 13 Toulouse
Wesley Fofana Centre (1988-01-20)20 January 1988 (aged 27) 35 Clermont
Rémy Grosso 1 Wing (1988-12-04)4 December 1988 (aged 26) 0 Castres
Sofiane Guitoune Wing (1989-03-27)27 March 1989 (aged 26) 4 Bordeaux Bègles
Yoann Huget 1 Wing (1987-06-02)2 June 1987 (aged 28) 40 Toulouse
Noa Nakaitaci Wing (1990-07-11)11 July 1990 (aged 25) 4 Clermont
Brice Dulin Fullback (1990-04-13)13 April 1990 (aged 25) 20 Racing
Scott Spedding Fullback (1986-05-04)4 May 1986 (aged 29) 10 Clermont

IrelandEdit

On 1 September, Ireland named their 31-man squad.[47]

1 On 10 October, Jared Payne was ruled out of the World Cup having suffered an injury against Romania. He was replaced by Issac Boss on 17 October 2015.[48]

2 On 12 October, Rhys Ruddock was called into replace Peter O'Mahony, who was ruled out of the World Cup having suffered knee ligament damage against France.[49]

3 On 13 October, Mike McCarthy was called into replace Paul O'Connell, ruled out of the World Cup after tearing his hamstring during the group stage victory over France.[50]

Head coach:   Joe Schmidt

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Rory Best Hooker (1982-08-15)15 August 1982 (aged 33) 85   Ulster
Sean Cronin Hooker (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 (aged 29) 45   Leinster
Richardt Strauss Hooker (1986-01-29)29 January 1986 (aged 29) 10   Leinster
Tadhg Furlong Prop (1992-11-14)14 November 1992 (aged 22) 2   Leinster
Cian Healy Prop (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 (aged 27) 51   Leinster
Jack McGrath Prop (1989-10-11)11 October 1989 (aged 25) 20   Leinster
Mike Ross Prop (1979-12-21)21 December 1979 (aged 35) 52   Leinster
Nathan White Prop (1981-09-04)4 September 1981 (aged 34) 3   Connacht
Iain Henderson Lock (1992-02-21)21 February 1992 (aged 23) 19   Ulster
Mike McCarthy 3 Lock (1981-11-27)27 November 1981 (aged 33) 17   Leinster
Paul O'Connell (c) 3 Lock (1979-10-20)20 October 1979 (aged 35) 104   Munster
Donnacha Ryan Lock (1983-12-11)11 December 1983 (aged 31) 31   Munster
Devin Toner Lock (1986-06-29)29 June 1986 (aged 29) 27   Leinster
Chris Henry Flanker (1984-10-17)17 October 1984 (aged 30) 19   Ulster
Jordi Murphy Flanker (1991-04-22)22 April 1991 (aged 24) 12   Leinster
Seán O'Brien Flanker (1987-02-14)14 February 1987 (aged 28) 37   Leinster
Peter O'Mahony 2 Flanker (1989-09-17)17 September 1989 (aged 26) 32   Munster
Rhys Ruddock 2 Flanker (1990-11-13)13 November 1990 (aged 24) 5   Leinster
Jamie Heaslip Number 8 (1983-12-15)15 December 1983 (aged 31) 75   Leinster
Conor Murray Scrum-half (1989-04-20)20 April 1989 (aged 26) 37   Munster
Isaac Boss 1 Scrum-half (1980-04-09)9 April 1980 (aged 35) 22   Leinster
Eoin Reddan Scrum-half (1980-11-20)20 November 1980 (aged 34) 64   Leinster
Paddy Jackson Fly-half (1992-01-05)5 January 1992 (aged 23) 12   Ulster
Ian Madigan Fly-half (1989-03-21)21 March 1989 (aged 26) 21   Leinster
Jonathan Sexton Fly-half (1985-07-11)11 July 1985 (aged 30) 53   Leinster
Darren Cave Centre (1987-04-05)5 April 1987 (aged 28) 10   Ulster
Keith Earls Centre (1987-10-02)2 October 1987 (aged 27) 41   Munster
Robbie Henshaw Centre (1993-06-12)12 June 1993 (aged 22) 12   Connacht
Jared Payne 1 Centre (1985-10-13)13 October 1985 (aged 29) 8   Ulster
Tommy Bowe Wing (1984-02-22)22 February 1984 (aged 31) 63   Ulster
Luke Fitzgerald Wing (1987-09-13)13 September 1987 (aged 28) 30   Leinster
Dave Kearney Wing (1989-06-19)19 June 1989 (aged 26) 10   Leinster
Simon Zebo Wing (1990-03-16)16 March 1990 (aged 25) 18   Munster
Rob Kearney Fullback (1986-03-26)26 March 1986 (aged 29) 63   Leinster

ItalyEdit

On 24 August, Italy announced their 31-man squad.[51]

On 1 September, Simone Favaro was called up to the squad to replace the injured Angelo Esposito.[52]

On 10 September, Enrico Bacchin was called up to the squad to replace the injured Luca Morisi.[53]

1 On 21 September, Michele Visentin was called up to the squad to replace Andrea Masi, injured during Italy's opening game with France.[54]

2 On 5 October, Alberto De Marchi and Andrea Lovotti were called up to the squad to replace the injured Martin Castrogiovanni and Michele Rizzo.[55]

Head coach:   Jacques Brunel

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Leonardo Ghiraldini Hooker (1984-12-26)26 December 1984 (aged 30) 78   Leicester Tigers
Davide Giazzon Hooker (1986-01-16)16 January 1986 (aged 29) 21   Benetton Treviso
Andrea Manici Hooker (1990-04-28)28 April 1990 (aged 25) 13   Zebre
Matías Agüero Prop (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 34) 36 Unattached
Martin Castrogiovanni 2 Prop (1981-10-21)21 October 1981 (aged 33) 113   Racing
Dario Chistolini Prop (1988-09-14)14 September 1988 (aged 27) 11   Zebre
Lorenzo Cittadini Prop (1982-12-17)17 December 1982 (aged 32) 40   Wasps
Alberto De Marchi 2 Prop (1986-03-13)13 March 1986 (aged 29) 28   Benetton Treviso
Andrea Lovotti 2 Prop (1989-07-28)28 July 1989 (aged 26) 0   Zebre
Michele Rizzo 2 Prop (1982-09-16)16 September 1982 (aged 33) 19   Leicester Tigers
Valerio Bernabò Lock (1984-03-03)3 March 1984 (aged 31) 25   Zebre
Joshua Furno Lock (1989-10-21)21 October 1989 (aged 25) 31   Newcastle Falcons
Marco Fuser Lock (1991-03-09)9 March 1991 (aged 24) 5   Benetton Treviso
Quintin Geldenhuys Lock (1981-06-19)19 June 1981 (aged 34) 57   Zebre
Mauro Bergamasco Flanker (1979-05-01)1 May 1979 (aged 36) 104 Unattached
Simone Favaro Flanker (1988-11-07)7 November 1988 (aged 26) 24   Glasgow Warriors
Francesco Minto Flanker (1987-05-20)20 May 1987 (aged 28) 19   Benetton Treviso
Samuela Vunisa Flanker (1988-08-19)19 August 1988 (aged 27) 8   Saracens
Alessandro Zanni Flanker (1984-01-31)31 January 1984 (aged 31) 90   Benetton Treviso
Sergio Parisse (c) Number 8 (1983-09-12)12 September 1983 (aged 32) 113   Stade Français
Edoardo Gori Scrum-half (1990-03-05)5 March 1990 (aged 25) 43   Benetton Treviso
Guglielmo Palazzani Scrum-half (1991-04-11)11 April 1991 (aged 24) 11   Zebre
Marcello Violi Scrum-half (1993-10-11)11 October 1993 (aged 21) 2   Zebre
Tommaso Allan Fly-half (1993-04-26)26 April 1993 (aged 22) 17   Perpignan
Carlo Canna Fly-half (1992-08-25)25 August 1992 (aged 23) 3   Zebre
Enrico Bacchin Centre (1992-11-28)28 November 1992 (aged 22) 3   Benetton Treviso
Tommaso Benvenuti Centre (1990-12-12)12 December 1990 (aged 24) 31   Bristol
Michele Campagnaro Centre (1993-03-13)13 March 1993 (aged 22) 14   Exeter Chiefs
Gonzalo Garcia Centre (1984-02-18)18 February 1984 (aged 31) 37   Zebre
Leonardo Sarto Wing (1992-01-15)15 January 1992 (aged 23) 19   Zebre
Giovanbattista Venditti Wing (1990-03-27)27 March 1990 (aged 25) 29   Newcastle Falcons
Michele Visentin 1 Wing (1991-12-13)13 December 1991 (aged 23) 1   Zebre
Andrea Masi 1 Fullback (1981-03-30)30 March 1981 (aged 34) 94   Wasps
Luke McLean Fullback (1987-06-29)29 June 1987 (aged 28) 71   Benetton Treviso

RomaniaEdit

On 25 August, Romania announced their 31-man squad.[56]

1 On 29 September, Vlad Nistor was called up to the squad to replace Ovidiu Tonita, injured during Romania's game with Ireland.[57]

Head coach:   Lynn Howells

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Eugen Căpățână Hooker (1986-06-18)18 June 1986 (aged 29) 18   Timișoara Saracens
Andrei Rădoi Hooker (1987-04-21)21 April 1987 (aged 28) 46   Timișoara Saracens
Otar Turashvili Hooker (1986-07-14)14 July 1986 (aged 29) 21   Colomiers
Mihai Lazăr Prop (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 28) 47   Castres
Ion Paulică Prop (1983-01-10)10 January 1983 (aged 32) 70   Perpignan
Horațiu Pungea Prop (1986-02-18)18 February 1986 (aged 29) 26   Oyonnax
Alexandru Țăruș Prop (1989-05-09)9 May 1989 (aged 26) 7   Timișoara Saracens
Andrei Ursache Prop (1984-05-10)10 May 1984 (aged 31) 22   Carcassonne
Marius Antonescu Lock (1992-08-09)9 August 1992 (aged 23) 9   Tarbes
Valentin Popîrlan Lock (1987-06-12)12 June 1987 (aged 28) 47   Timișoara Saracens
Valentin Ursache Lock (1985-08-12)12 August 1985 (aged 30) 60   Oyonnax
Johan van Heerden Lock (1986-09-12)12 September 1986 (aged 29) 1   Baia Mare
Stelian Burcea Flanker (1983-10-07)7 October 1983 (aged 31) 50   Timișoara Saracens
Viorel Lucaci Flanker (1986-03-30)30 March 1986 (aged 29) 42   Steaua București
Mihai Macovei (c) Flanker (1986-10-29)29 October 1986 (aged 28) 64   Colomiers
Daniel Carpo Number 8 (1984-11-26)26 November 1984 (aged 30) 51   Steaua București
Ovidiu Tonița 1 Number 8 (1980-07-06)6 July 1980 (aged 35) 70   Provence
Vlad Nistor 1 Number 8 (1994-03-26)26 March 1994 (aged 21) 14   Castres
Tudorel Bratu Scrum-half (1991-04-23)23 April 1991 (aged 24) 0   Dinamo
Valentin Calafeteanu Scrum-half (1985-01-25)25 January 1985 (aged 30) 73   Timișoara Saracens
Florin Surugiu Scrum-half (1984-12-10)10 December 1984 (aged 30) 51   Steaua București
Dănuț Dumbravă Fly-half (1981-08-06)6 August 1981 (aged 34) 72   Steaua București
Michael Wiringi Fly-half (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 30) 1   Baia Mare
Csaba Gál Centre (1985-03-07)7 March 1985 (aged 30) 84   Cluj
Paula Kinikinilau Centre (1986-08-30)30 August 1986 (aged 29) 1   Timișoara Saracens
Florin Vlaicu Centre (1986-07-26)26 July 1986 (aged 29) 81   Steaua București
Adrian Apostol Wing (1990-03-11)11 March 1990 (aged 25) 19   Baia Mare
Ionuț Botezatu Wing (1987-05-05)5 May 1987 (aged 28) 27   Baia Mare
Florin Ioniță Wing (1990-04-05)5 April 1990 (aged 25) 17   Steaua București
Mădălin Lemnaru Wing (1989-03-26)26 March 1989 (aged 26) 27   Timișoara Saracens
Cătălin Fercu Fullback (1986-09-05)5 September 1986 (aged 29) 80   Saracens
Sabin Strătilă Fullback (1995-03-27)27 March 1995 (aged 20) 1   Steaua București

Player statisticsEdit

All statistics are to the original 31-man squad as of 18 September 2015. Statistics do not include players who joined a squad during the tournament.

Player representation by clubEdit

Players Clubs
21   Glasgow Warriors,   UAR
17   Leinster
16   Saracens
14   Toulon
13   New South Wales Waratahs
12   Bath
11   Clermont,   Ospreys,   Racing
10   Crusaders,   Hurricanes
9   Brumbies,   Newcastle Falcons,   Stade Français,   Timișoara Saracens,   Zebre
8   Benetton Treviso,   Cardiff Blues,   Edinburgh
  Leicester Tigers,   Northampton Saints,   Ulster

Player representation by leagueEdit

League Players Percent Outside
national
squad
Total 620
  Canada 18 2.9%
  England 103 16.6% 72
  France 121 19.5% 90
  Georgia 11 1.8%
  Japan 33 5.3% 5
  Namibia 11 1.8%
  Romania 26 4.2% 5
  United States 19 3.1%
  Uruguay 26 4.2%
Pro12   Ireland 32 5.2% 2
  Italy 17 2.7% 1
  Scotland 29 4.7% 5
  Wales 28 4.5% 7
Super Rugby   Argentina 21 3.4%
  Australia 33 5.3% 4
  New Zealand 36 5.8% 5
  South Africa 22 3.6% 3
Other 21 3.4% 15
Unattached 13 2.1%

Average age of squadsEdit

Nation Avg. Age Oldest player Youngest player
  Argentina 27 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (33 years, 303 days) Guido Petti Pagadizábal (20 years, 305 days)
  Australia 27 Wycliff Palu (33 years, 53 days) Sean McMahon (21 years, 92 days)
  Canada 28 Jamie Cudmore (37 years, 353 days) Djustice Sears-Duru (21 years, 117 days)
  England 26 Richard Wigglesworth (32 years, 101 days) Anthony Watson (21 years, 204 days)
  Fiji 29 Sunia Koto (35 years, 156 days) Peceli Yato (22 years, 244 days)
  France 28 Nicolas Mas (35 years, 118 days) Gaël Fickou (21 years, 176 days)
  Georgia 26 Giorgi Chkhaidze (33 years, 56 days) Vasil Lobzhanidze (18 years, 339 days)
  Ireland 28 Paul O'Connell (35 years, 333 days) Robbie Henshaw (22 years, 98 days)
  Italy 28 Mauro Bergamasco (36 years, 140 days) Marcello Violi (21 years, 342 days)
  Japan 29 Hitoshi Ono (37 years, 135 days) Yoshikazu Fujita (21 years, 345 days)
  Namibia 26 Jaco Engels (34 years, 275 days) Damian Stevens (20 years, 108 days)
  New Zealand 28 Keven Mealamu (36 years, 182 days) Malakai Fekitoa (23 years, 131 days)
  Romania 29 Ovidiu Tonița (35 years, 74 days) Sabin Strătilă (20 years, 175 days)
  Samoa 29 Maurie Fa'asavalu (35 years, 249 days) Vavao Afemai (23 years, 212 days)
  Scotland 27 Sean Lamont (34 years, 246 days) Jonny Gray (21 years, 188 days)
  South Africa 28 Victor Matfield (38 years, 130 days) Handré Pollard (21 years, 193 days)
  Tonga 30 Aleki Lutui (37 years, 79 days) Latiume Fosita (23 years, 55 days)
  United States 27 Matekitonga Moeakiola (37 years, 125 days) Titi Lamositele (20 years, 219 days)
  Uruguay 26 Francisco Bulanti (35 years, 159 days) Germán Kessler (21 years, 79 days)
  Wales 26 Gethin Jenkins (34 years, 305 days) Hallam Amos (20 years, 359 days)

Squad capsEdit

Nation Caps Most capped player Least capped player
  New Zealand 1484 Richie McCaw (142) Waisake Naholo (1)
  South Africa 1297 Victor Matfield (123) Rudy Paige (0)
  Australia 1263 Adam Ashley-Cooper (108) Toby Smith (1)
  Romania 1185 Csaba Gál (84) Tudorel Bratu (0)
  Italy 1181 Martin Castrogiovanni (113)
Sergio Parisse (113)
Marcello Violi (2)
  Georgia 1148 Giorgi Chkhaidze (85) Giorgi Pruidze (4)
  Ireland 1066 Paul O'Connell (104) Tadhg Furlong (2)