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2019 Rugby World Cup squads

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is an international rugby union tournament to be held in Japan from 20 September until 2 November 2019. Twenty national teams will compete, and each will bring a 31-man squad containing no regulated number of players per-position to the tournament. The tournament is administered by World Rugby, to whom each team submitted their finalised squad by 8 September 2019. A player may be replaced for medical or compassionate reasons, but would be unable to return to the squad. Any replacement player has an enforced stand-down period of 48 hours before they can take the field.

Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad.

The age listed for each player is on 20 September 2019, the first day of the tournament. The numbers of caps for each player do not include any matches played after the start of tournament.

OverviewEdit

Pool AEdit

IrelandEdit

Ireland announced a 31-man squad for the tournament on 2 September 2019.[1]

1 On 29 September, Jordi Murphy replaced Jack Conan, who suffered a foot injury in training.[2]

2 On 16 October, Rob Herring replaced Sean Cronin following an injury.[3]

Head coach:   Joe Schmidt

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Rory Best (c) Hooker (1982-08-15)15 August 1982 (aged 37) 120 Ulster
Sean Cronin2 Hooker (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 (aged 33) 70 Leinster
Niall Scannell Hooker (1992-04-08)8 April 1992 (aged 27) 16 Munster
Rob Herring2 Hooker (1990-04-27)27 April 1990 (aged 29) 7 Ulster
Tadhg Furlong Prop (1992-11-14)14 November 1992 (aged 26) 36 Leinster
Cian Healy Prop (1987-10-07)7 October 1987 (aged 31) 91 Leinster
David Kilcoyne Prop (1988-12-14)14 December 1988 (aged 30) 31 Munster
Andrew Porter Prop (1996-01-16)16 January 1996 (aged 23) 18 Leinster
John Ryan Prop (1988-08-02)2 August 1988 (aged 31) 20 Munster
Tadhg Beirne Lock (1992-01-08)8 January 1992 (aged 27) 8 Munster
Iain Henderson Lock (1992-02-21)21 February 1992 (aged 27) 48 Ulster
Jean Kleyn Lock (1993-08-26)26 August 1993 (aged 26) 3 Munster
James Ryan Lock (1996-07-24)24 July 1996 (aged 23) 19 Leinster
Jack Conan 1 Back row (1992-07-29)29 July 1992 (aged 27) 16 Leinster
Jordi Murphy 1 Back row (1991-04-22)22 April 1991 (aged 28) 29 Ulster
Peter O'Mahony Back row (1989-09-17)17 September 1989 (aged 30) 59 Munster
Rhys Ruddock Back row (1990-11-13)13 November 1990 (aged 28) 23 Leinster
CJ Stander Back row (1990-04-05)5 April 1990 (aged 29) 33 Munster
Josh van der Flier Back row (1993-04-25)25 April 1993 (aged 26) 19 Leinster
Luke McGrath Scrum-half (1993-02-03)3 February 1993 (aged 26) 14 Leinster
Conor Murray Scrum-half (1989-04-20)20 April 1989 (aged 30) 77 Munster
Joey Carbery Fly-half (1995-11-01)1 November 1995 (aged 23) 19 Munster
Jack Carty Fly-half (1992-08-31)31 August 1992 (aged 27) 7 Connacht
Jonathan Sexton Fly-half (1985-07-11)11 July 1985 (aged 34) 84 Leinster
Bundee Aki Centre (1990-04-07)7 April 1990 (aged 29) 20 Connacht
Chris Farrell Centre (1993-03-16)16 March 1993 (aged 26) 7 Munster
Robbie Henshaw Centre (1993-06-12)12 June 1993 (aged 26) 38 Leinster
Garry Ringrose Centre (1995-01-26)26 January 1995 (aged 24) 24 Leinster
Keith Earls Wing (1987-10-02)2 October 1987 (aged 31) 78 Munster
Jordan Larmour Wing (1997-06-10)10 June 1997 (aged 22) 16 Leinster
Jacob Stockdale Wing (1996-04-06)6 April 1996 (aged 23) 21 Ulster
Andrew Conway Fullback (1991-07-11)11 July 1991 (aged 28) 15 Munster
Rob Kearney Fullback (1986-03-26)26 March 1986 (aged 33) 92 Leinster

JapanEdit

Japan named a 41-man training squad for the tournament on 15 August 2019,[4] before confirming their final 31-man squad on 29 August.[5]

Head coach:   Jamie Joseph

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Shota Horie Hooker (1986-01-21)21 January 1986 (aged 33) 61 Panasonic Wild Knights
Takuya Kitade Hooker (1992-09-14)14 September 1992 (aged 27) 1 Suntory Sungoliath
Atsushi Sakate Hooker (1993-06-21)21 June 1993 (aged 26) 17 Panasonic Wild Knights
Asaeli Ai Valu Prop (1989-05-07)7 May 1989 (aged 30) 9 Panasonic Wild Knights
Keita Inagaki Prop (1990-06-02)2 June 1990 (aged 29) 29 Panasonic Wild Knights
Koo Ji-won Prop (1994-07-20)20 July 1994 (aged 25) 8 Honda Heat
Yusuke Kizu Prop (1995-12-02)2 December 1995 (aged 23) 3 Toyota Verblitz
Isileli Nakajima Prop (1989-07-09)9 July 1989 (aged 30) 3 Kobelco Steelers
Uwe Helu Lock (1990-07-12)12 July 1990 (aged 29) 14 Yamaha Júbilo
James Moore Lock (1993-06-11)11 June 1993 (aged 26) 3 Munakata Sanix Blues
Luke Thompson Lock (1981-04-16)16 April 1981 (aged 38) 67 Kintetsu Liners
Wimpie van der Walt Lock (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 30) 12 NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes
Kazuki Himeno Loose forward (1994-07-27)27 July 1994 (aged 25) 12 Toyota Verblitz
Michael Leitch (c) Loose forward (1988-10-07)7 October 1988 (aged 30) 63 Toshiba Brave Lupus
Lappies Labuschagné Loose forward (1989-01-11)11 January 1989 (aged 30) 3 Kubota Spears
Amanaki Mafi Loose forward (1990-01-21)21 January 1990 (aged 29) 25 NTT Communications Shining Arcs
Yoshitaka Tokunaga Loose forward (1992-04-10)10 April 1992 (aged 27) 12 Toshiba Brave Lupus
Hendrik Tui Loose forward (1987-12-13)13 December 1987 (aged 31) 44 Suntory Sungoliath
Yutaka Nagare Scrum-half (1992-09-04)4 September 1992 (aged 27) 19 Suntory Sungoliath
Kaito Shigeno Scrum-half (1990-11-21)21 November 1990 (aged 28) 10 Toyota Verblitz
Fumiaki Tanaka Scrum-half (1985-01-03)3 January 1985 (aged 34) 70 Canon Eagles
Rikiya Matsuda Fly-half (1994-05-03)3 May 1994 (aged 25) 20 Panasonic Wild Knights
Yu Tamura Fly-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 30) 57 Canon Eagles
Timothy Lafaele Centre (1991-08-19)19 August 1991 (aged 28) 18 Kubota Spears
Ryoto Nakamura Centre (1991-06-03)3 June 1991 (aged 28) 19 Suntory Sungoliath
Will Tupou Centre (1990-07-20)20 July 1990 (aged 29) 10 Coca-Cola Red Sparks
Kenki Fukuoka Wing (1992-09-07)7 September 1992 (aged 27) 34 Panasonic Wild Knights
Lomano Lemeki Wing (1989-01-30)30 January 1989 (aged 30) 11 Honda Heat
Ataata Moeakiola Wing (1996-02-06)6 February 1996 (aged 23) 4 Kobelco Steelers
Kotaro Matsushima Fullback (1993-02-26)26 February 1993 (aged 26) 34 Suntory Sungoliath
Ryohei Yamanaka Fullback (1988-06-22)22 June 1988 (aged 31) 13 Kobelco Steelers

RussiaEdit

Russia named their 31-man squad for the tournament on 1 September.[6][7]

Head coach:   Lyn Jones

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Sergey Chernyshev Hooker (1988-05-13)13 May 1988 (aged 31) 10 Slava Moscow
Evgeny Matveev Hooker (1985-04-15)15 April 1985 (aged 34) 58 VVA-Podmoskovye
Stanislav Sel'skiy Hooker (1991-09-02)2 September 1991 (aged 28) 35 Enisey-STM
Azamat Bitiev Prop (1989-12-09)9 December 1989 (aged 29) 19 Krasny Yar
Kirill Gotovtsev Prop (1987-07-17)17 July 1987 (aged 32) 3 Krasny Yar
Valery Morozov Prop (1994-09-21)21 September 1994 (aged 24) 17   Sale Sharks
Vladimir Podrezov Prop (1994-01-27)27 January 1994 (aged 25) 25 VVA-Podmoskovye
Andrey Polivalov Prop (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 33) 25 VVA-Podmoskovye
Evgeny Elgin Lock (1987-03-10)10 March 1987 (aged 32) 24 Enisey-STM
Bogdan Fedotko Lock (1994-09-22)22 September 1994 (aged 24) 20 Krasny Yar
Andrey Garbuzov Lock (1983-08-07)7 August 1983 (aged 36) 94 Krasny Yar
Andrei Ostrikov Lock (1987-07-02)2 July 1987 (aged 32) 33   Grenoble
Tagir Gadzhiev Back row (1994-03-29)29 March 1994 (aged 25) 27 Kuban
Victor Gresev Back row (1986-03-31)31 March 1986 (aged 33) 98 Krasny Yar
Roman Khodin Back row (1993-09-06)6 September 1993 (aged 26) 4 Kuban
Anton Sychev Back row (1994-02-05)5 February 1994 (aged 25) 14 Metallurg
Nikita Vavilin Back row (1994-05-13)13 May 1994 (aged 25) 10 Slava Moscow
Vitaly Zhivatov Back row (1992-02-16)16 February 1992 (aged 27) 9 VVA-Podmoskovye
Vasily Dorofeev Scrum-half (1990-08-06)6 August 1990 (aged 29) 22 Krasny Yar
Dmitry Perov Scrum-half (1984-11-18)18 November 1984 (aged 34) 10 VVA-Podmoskovye
Ramil Gaisin Fly-half (1991-07-26)26 July 1991 (aged 28) 44 Enisey-STM
Yuri Kushnarev Fly-half (1985-06-06)6 June 1985 (aged 34) 109 Krasny Yar
Sergey Yanyushkin Fly-half (1986-11-16)16 November 1986 (aged 32) 15 Lokomotiv Penza
Igor Galinovskiy Centre (1985-11-08)8 November 1985 (aged 33) 49 Krasny Yar
Dmitry Gerasimov Centre (1988-04-16)16 April 1988 (aged 31) 64 Enisey-STM
Kirill Golosnitsky Centre (1994-05-30)30 May 1994 (aged 25) 9 Krasny Yar
Vladimir Ostroushko Centre (1986-09-30)30 September 1986 (aged 32) 46 Kuban
German Davydov Wing (1994-03-10)10 March 1994 (aged 25) 17 VVA-Podmoskovye
Denis Simplikevich Wing (1991-03-11)11 March 1991 (aged 28) 28 Enisey-STM
Vladislav Sozonov Wing (1993-10-09)9 October 1993 (aged 25) 8 VVA-Podmoskovye
Vasily Artemyev (c) Fullback (1987-07-24)24 July 1987 (aged 32) 86 Krasny Yar

SamoaEdit

Samoa named a 34-man training squad for the tournament on 23 August 2019,[8] before reducing it to a final 31 on 31 August.[9]

1 On 9 September, Pele Cowley replaced Scott Malolua, who suffered a knee injury in Samoa's final warm-up match.[10]

2 On 26 September, Alamanda Motuga joined the squad in Japan after Afa Amosa sustained an injury in Samoa's opening match.[11]

Head coach:   Steve Jackson

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Seilala Lam Hooker (1989-02-18)18 February 1989 (aged 30) 13   Perpignan
Motu Matu'u Hooker (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 32) 21   London Irish
Ray Niuia Hooker (1991-10-14)14 October 1991 (aged 27) 4   Highlanders
Michael Alaalatoa Prop (1991-08-28)28 August 1991 (aged 28) 1   Crusaders
Paul Alo-Emile Prop (1991-12-22)22 December 1991 (aged 27) 13   Stade Français
James Lay Prop (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 (aged 25) 10   Bristol
Jordan Lay Prop (1992-11-05)5 November 1992 (aged 26) 16   Bristol
Logovi'i Mulipola Prop (1987-03-11)11 March 1987 (aged 32) 30   Newcastle Falcons
Kane Le'aupepe Lock (1992-12-03)3 December 1992 (aged 26) 6   Hurricanes
Filo Paulo Lock (1987-11-06)6 November 1987 (aged 31) 34 Unattached
Senio Toleafoa Lock (1993-08-26)26 August 1993 (aged 26) 2   Nevers
Josh Tyrell Lock (1990-10-16)16 October 1990 (aged 28) 7   Oyonnax
Afa Amosa 2 Loose forward (1990-10-11)11 October 1990 (aged 28) 3   Bordeaux-Bègles
Piula Faʻasalele Loose forward (1988-01-22)22 January 1988 (aged 31) 18   Perpignan
TJ Ioane Loose forward (1989-05-09)9 May 1989 (aged 30) 21   London Irish
Jack Lam (c) Loose forward (1987-11-18)18 November 1987 (aged 31) 35 Unattached
Alamanda Motuga 2 Loose forward (1994-09-11)11 September 1994 (aged 25) 1   Manurewa RFC
Chris Vui Loose forward (1993-02-11)11 February 1993 (aged 26) 14   Bristol
Pele Cowley 1 Scrum-half (1993-04-16)16 April 1993 (aged 26) 12   Ponsonby
Scott Malolua 1 Scrum-half (1993-06-11)11 June 1993 (aged 26) 1   Queensland Reds
Melani Matavao Scrum-half (1995-11-19)19 November 1995 (aged 23) 9 Aana Chiefs
Dwayne Polataivao Scrum-half (1990-07-30)30 July 1990 (aged 29) 13 Unattached
AJ Alatimu Fly-half (1993-03-25)25 March 1993 (aged 26) 5   Western Force
Tusi Pisi Fly-half (1982-06-18)18 June 1982 (aged 37) 38   Toyota Industries Shuttles
UJ Seuteni Fly-half (1993-12-09)9 December 1993 (aged 25) 2   Bordeaux-Bègles
Kieron Fonotia Centre (1988-02-02)2 February 1988 (aged 31) 9   Scarlets
Rey Lee-Lo Centre (1986-02-28)28 February 1986 (aged 33) 25   Cardiff Blues
Henry Taefu Centre (1993-04-02)2 April 1993 (aged 26) 3   Western Force
Ed Fidow Wing (1993-09-11)11 September 1993 (aged 26) 8   Worcester Warriors
Alapati Leiua Wing (1988-09-21)21 September 1988 (aged 30) 27   Bristol
Belgium Tuatagaloa Wing (1989-09-19)19 September 1989 (aged 30) 3 Unattached
Tim Nanai-Williams Fullback (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 30) 12   Clermont Auvergne
Ahsee Tuala Fullback (1989-08-23)23 August 1989 (aged 30) 20   Northampton Saints

ScotlandEdit

Scotland named an initial 42-man training squad on 7 May 2019.[12] The final 31-man squad for the tournament was confirmed on 3 September.[13]

1 On 23 September, Magnus Bradbury replaced Hamish Watson, after he suffered a knee injury in the team's opening match against Ireland.[14]

2 On 24 September, Henry Pyrgos replaced Ali Price, after he suffered a foot injury in the team's opening match against Ireland.[15]

Head coach:   Gregor Townsend

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Fraser Brown Hooker (1989-06-20)20 June 1989 (aged 30) 42 Glasgow Warriors
Stuart McInally (c) Hooker (1990-08-09)9 August 1990 (aged 29) 29 Edinburgh
George Turner Hooker (1992-10-08)8 October 1992 (aged 26) 8 Glasgow Warriors
Simon Berghan Prop (1990-12-07)7 December 1990 (aged 28) 22 Edinburgh
Allan Dell Prop (1992-03-16)16 March 1992 (aged 27) 25   London Irish
Zander Fagerson Prop (1996-01-19)19 January 1996 (aged 23) 22 Glasgow Warriors
WP Nel Prop (1986-04-30)30 April 1986 (aged 33) 31 Edinburgh
Gordon Reid Prop (1987-03-04)4 March 1987 (aged 32) 37 Ayrshire Bulls
Scott Cummings Lock (1996-12-03)3 December 1996 (aged 22) 4 Glasgow Warriors
Grant Gilchrist Lock (1990-08-09)9 August 1990 (aged 29) 36 Edinburgh
Jonny Gray Lock (1994-03-14)14 March 1994 (aged 25) 52 Glasgow Warriors
Ben Toolis Lock (1992-03-31)31 March 1992 (aged 27) 21 Edinburgh
John Barclay Back row (1986-09-25)25 September 1986 (aged 32) 74 Edinburgh
Magnus Bradbury 1 Back row (1995-08-23)23 August 1995 (aged 24) 8 Edinburgh
Jamie Ritchie Back row (1996-08-16)16 August 1996 (aged 23) 12 Edinburgh
Blade Thomson Back row (1990-12-04)4 December 1990 (aged 28) 2   Scarlets
Hamish Watson 1 Back row (1991-10-15)15 October 1991 (aged 27) 27 Edinburgh
Ryan Wilson Back row (1989-05-18)18 May 1989 (aged 30) 45 Glasgow Warriors
George Horne Scrum-half (1995-05-12)12 May 1995 (aged 24) 7 Glasgow Warriors
Greig Laidlaw Scrum-half (1985-10-12)12 October 1985 (aged 33) 73   Clermont Auvergne
Ali Price 2 Scrum-half (1993-05-12)12 May 1993 (aged 26) 27 Glasgow Warriors
Henry Pyrgos 2 Scrum-half (1989-07-09)9 July 1989 (aged 30) 27 Edinburgh
Adam Hastings Fly-half (1996-10-05)5 October 1996 (aged 22) 14 Glasgow Warriors
Finn Russell Fly-half (1992-09-23)23 September 1992 (aged 26) 46   Racing 92
Chris Harris Centre (1990-12-28)28 December 1990 (aged 28) 10   Gloucester
Peter Horne Centre (1989-10-05)5 October 1989 (aged 29) 43 Glasgow Warriors
Sam Johnson Centre (1993-06-19)19 June 1993 (aged 26) 6 Glasgow Warriors
Duncan Taylor Centre (1989-09-05)5 September 1989 (aged 30) 23   Saracens
Darcy Graham Wing (1997-06-21)21 June 1997 (aged 22) 7 Edinburgh
Sean Maitland Wing (1988-09-14)14 September 1988 (aged 31) 42   Saracens
Tommy Seymour Wing (1988-07-01)1 July 1988 (aged 31) 52 Glasgow Warriors
Stuart Hogg Fullback (1992-06-24)24 June 1992 (aged 27) 69   Exeter Chiefs
Blair Kinghorn Fullback (1997-01-18)18 January 1997 (aged 22) 15 Edinburgh

Pool BEdit

CanadaEdit

Canada named a 42-man training squad for the tournament on 20 August 2019.[16] The final 31-man squad was named on 3 September 2019.[17]

1 On 10 September, Justin Blanchet was replaced by Josh Larsen in the World Cup squad following an injury sustained in Canada's final warm-up match.[18]

2 On 27 September, injured centres Nick Blevins and Ben LeSage were replaced in the squad by Guiseppe du Toit and Theo Sauder.[19]

3 On 3 October, Kainoa Lloyd joined the squad as an injury replacement for Taylor Paris.[20]

Head coach:   Kingsley Jones

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Eric Howard Hooker (1993-09-05)5 September 1993 (aged 26) 23   New Orleans Gold
Benoît Piffero Hooker (1987-05-21)21 May 1987 (aged 32) 24   Blagnac SCR
Andrew Quattrin Hooker (1996-08-29)29 August 1996 (aged 23) 3 Toronto Arrows
Hubert Buydens Prop (1982-01-04)4 January 1982 (aged 37) 55   New Orleans Gold
Jake Ilnicki Prop (1992-02-27)27 February 1992 (aged 27) 36   Seattle Seawolves
Cole Keith Prop (1997-05-07)7 May 1997 (aged 22) 14 Toronto Arrows
Djustice Sears-Duru Prop (1994-05-24)24 May 1994 (aged 25) 49   Seattle Seawolves
Matt Tierney Prop (1996-07-04)4 July 1996 (aged 23) 20   Castres
Conor Keys Lock (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 24) 16 Unattached
Josh Larsen 1 Lock (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 25) 12   New England Free Jacks
Evan Olmstead Lock (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 28) 31 Unattached
Mike Sheppard Lock (1988-12-20)20 December 1988 (aged 30) 8 Toronto Arrows
Tyler Ardron (c) Back row (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 28) 34   Chiefs
Kyle Baillie Back row (1991-04-07)7 April 1991 (aged 28) 28   New Orleans Gold
Justin Blanchet 1 Back row (1993-08-25)25 August 1993 (aged 26) 6 Unattached
Luke Campbell Back row (1992-02-10)10 February 1992 (aged 27) 12 Toronto Arrows
Matt Heaton Back row (1993-02-09)9 February 1993 (aged 26) 25   Rugby ATL
Lucas Rumball Back row (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 24) 32 Toronto Arrows
Phil Mack Scrum-half (1985-08-18)18 August 1985 (aged 34) 57   Seattle Seawolves
Jamie Mackenzie Scrum-half (1989-02-28)28 February 1989 (aged 30) 19 Toronto Arrows
Gordon McRorie Scrum-half (1988-05-12)12 May 1988 (aged 31) 43 Calgary Hornets
Shane O'Leary Fly-half (1993-12-03)3 December 1993 (aged 25) 13   Nottingham
Pat Parfrey Fly-half (1991-11-01)1 November 1991 (aged 27) 30 Toronto Arrows
Nick Blevins 2 Centre (1988-11-11)11 November 1988 (aged 30) 62 Calgary Hornets
Guiseppe du Toit 2 Centre (1995-07-29) 29 July 1995 (age 24) 13 Toronto Arrows
Ciaran Hearn Centre (1985-12-30)30 December 1985 (aged 33) 70 Unattached
Ben LeSage 2 Centre (1995-11-24)24 November 1995 (aged 23) 15 Calgary Canucks
Conor Trainor Centre (1989-05-12)12 May 1989 (aged 30) 34   USO Nevers
Jeff Hassler Wing (1991-08-21)21 August 1991 (aged 28) 24   Seattle Seawolves
Kainoa Lloyd 3 Wing (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 25) 11 Toronto Arrows
Taylor Paris 3 Wing (1992-10-06)6 October 1992 (aged 26) 27   Castres
DTH van der Merwe Wing (1986-04-28)28 April 1986 (aged 33) 58   Glasgow Warriors
Andrew Coe Fullback (1996-04-08)8 April 1996 (aged 23) 11 Markham Irish
Peter Nelson Fullback (1992-10-05)5 October 1992 (aged 26) 4 Unattached
Theo Sauder 2 Fullback (1996-04-02) 2 April 1996 (age 23) 8 Toronto Arrows

ItalyEdit

Italy named their 31-man squad for the tournament on 18 August 2019.[21]

1 On 8 October, Giosuè Zilocchi and Danilo Fischetti joined the Italian squad following injuries to Simone Ferrari and Marco Riccioni.[22]

Head coach:   Conor O'Shea

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Luca Bigi Hooker (1991-04-19)19 April 1991 (aged 28) 21 Zebre
Oliviero Fabiani Hooker (1990-07-03)3 July 1990 (aged 29) 9 Zebre
Leonardo Ghiraldini Hooker (1984-12-26)26 December 1984 (aged 34) 104 Unattached
Simone Ferrari 1 Prop (1994-03-28)28 March 1994 (aged 25) 26 Benetton
Danilo Fischetti 1 Prop (1998-01-26)26 January 1998 (aged 21) 0 Zebre
Andrea Lovotti Prop (1989-07-28)28 July 1989 (aged 30) 38 Zebre
Tiziano Pasquali Prop (1994-07-14)14 July 1994 (aged 25) 20 Benetton
Nicola Quaglio Prop (1991-03-09)9 March 1991 (aged 28) 11 Benetton
Marco Riccioni 1 Prop (1997-10-19)19 October 1997 (aged 21) 4 Benetton
Federico Zani Prop (1989-04-09)9 April 1989 (aged 30) 11 Benetton
Giosuè Zilocchi 1 Prop (1997-01-15)15 January 1997 (aged 22) 2 Zebre
Dean Budd Lock (1986-07-31)31 July 1986 (aged 33) 23 Benetton
Federico Ruzza Lock (1994-08-04)4 August 1994 (aged 25) 15 Benetton
Dave Sisi Lock (1993-02-05)5 February 1993 (aged 26) 7 Zebre
Alessandro Zanni Lock (1984-01-31)31 January 1984 (aged 35) 115 Benetton
Maxime Mbanda Back row (1993-04-10)10 April 1993 (aged 26) 18 Zebre
Sebastian Negri Back row (1994-06-30)30 June 1994 (aged 25) 20 Benetton
Sergio Parisse (c) Back row (1983-09-12)12 September 1983 (aged 36) 140   Toulon
Jake Polledri Back row (1995-11-08)8 November 1995 (aged 23) 10   Gloucester
Braam Steyn Back row (1992-05-02)2 May 1992 (aged 27) 33 Benetton
Callum Braley Scrum-half (1994-03-20)20 March 1994 (aged 25) 3   Gloucester
Guglielmo Palazzani Scrum-half (1991-04-11)11 April 1991 (aged 28) 34 Zebre
Tito Tebaldi Scrum-half (1987-09-23)23 September 1987 (aged 31) 34 Benetton
Tommaso Allan Fly-half (1993-04-26)26 April 1993 (aged 26) 51 Benetton
Carlo Canna Fly-half (1992-08-25)25 August 1992 (aged 27) 36 Zebre
Tommaso Benvenuti Centre (1990-12-12)12 December 1990 (aged 28) 59 Benetton
Michele Campagnaro Centre (1993-03-13)13 March 1993 (aged 26) 44   Harlequins
Luca Morisi Centre (1991-02-22)22 February 1991 (aged 28) 27 Benetton
Mattia Bellini Wing (1994-02-08)8 February 1994 (aged 25) 20 Zebre
Giulio Bisegni Wing (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 (aged 27) 13 Zebre
Matteo Minozzi Fullback (1996-06-04)4 June 1996 (aged 23) 13   Wasps
Jayden Hayward Fullback (1987-02-11)11 February 1987 (aged 32) 20 Benetton
Edoardo Padovani Fullback (1993-05-15)15 May 1993 (aged 26) 23 Zebre

NamibiaEdit

Namibia named a 31-man squad for the tournament on 2 September.[23]

Head coach:   Phil Davies

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Obert Nortjé Hooker (1997-04-17)17 April 1997 (aged 22) 15 Welwitschias
Louis van der Westhuizen Hooker (1995-02-25)25 February 1995 (aged 24) 19 Welwitschias
Torsten van Jaarsveld Hooker (1987-06-30)30 June 1987 (aged 32) 14   Bayonne
Aranos Coetzee Prop (1988-05-14)14 May 1988 (aged 31) 21   Free State Cheetahs
AJ de Klerk Prop (1987-12-09)9 December 1987 (aged 31) 28 Welwitschias
André Rademeyer Prop (1998-06-24)24 June 1998 (aged 21) 3 Welwitschias
Des Sethie Prop (1992-12-09)9 December 1992 (aged 26) 12 Welwitschias
Nelius Theron Prop (1997-01-29)29 January 1997 (aged 22) 5   Leopards
Johan Retief Lock (1995-10-10)10 October 1995 (aged 23) 7   Leopards
Tjiuee Uanivi Lock (1990-12-31)31 December 1990 (aged 28) 30   Massy
PJ van Lill Lock (1983-12-04)4 December 1983 (aged 35) 49   Bayonne
Adriaan Booysen Loose forward (1996-05-17)17 May 1996 (aged 23) 5 Welwitschias
Wian Conradie Loose forward (1994-10-14)14 October 1994 (aged 24) 17 Welwitschias
Thomasau Forbes Loose forward (1988-10-12)12 October 1988 (aged 30) 17 Welwitschias
Prince ǃGaoseb Loose forward (1998-07-07)7 July 1998 (aged 21) 2 Welwitschias
Max Katjijeko Loose forward (1995-04-08)8 April 1995 (aged 24) 13 Welwitschias
Rohan Kitshoff Loose forward (1985-09-13)13 September 1985 (aged 34) 44 Welwitschias
Janco Venter Loose forward (1994-09-19)19 September 1994 (aged 25) 25   Jersey Reds
Eugene Jantjies Scrum-half (1986-08-10)10 August 1986 (aged 33) 67 Welwitschias
Damian Stevens Scrum-half (1995-06-02)2 June 1995 (aged 24) 25   Boland Cavaliers
TC Kisting Fly-half (1994-01-13)13 January 1994 (aged 25) 8   Baia Mare
Cliven Loubser Fly-half (1997-02-24)24 February 1997 (aged 22) 15 Welwitschias
Darryl de la Harpe Centre (1986-10-02)2 October 1986 (aged 32) 48 Welwitschias
Johan Deysel (c) Centre (1991-09-26)26 September 1991 (aged 27) 24   Colomiers
Justin Newman Centre (1995-02-17)17 February 1995 (aged 24) 14 Welwitschias
Janry Du Toit Centre (1996-08-26)26 August 1996 (aged 23) 2 Welwitschias
JC Greyling Wing (1991-06-21)21 June 1991 (aged 28) 32 Welwitschias
Lesley Klim Wing (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 (aged 24) 11   Ospreys
PJ Walters Wing (1993-04-23)23 April 1993 (aged 26) 0 Welwitschias
Chad Plato Fullback (1998-04-21)21 April 1998 (aged 21) 2 Welwitschias
Johann Tromp Fullback (1990-12-23)23 December 1990 (aged 28) 40 Welwitschias

New ZealandEdit

New Zealand named their 31-man squad on 28 August 2019.[24]

1 On 13 September 2019, Shannon Frizell was named as replacement for Luke Jacobson, who was ruled out of the competition due to delayed onset of concussion.[25]

Head coach:   Steve Hansen

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Dane Coles Hooker (1986-12-10)10 December 1986 (aged 32) 64 Hurricanes
Liam Coltman Hooker (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 (aged 29) 6 Highlanders
Codie Taylor Hooker (1991-03-31)31 March 1991 (aged 28) 45 Crusaders
Nepo Laulala Prop (1991-11-06)6 November 1991 (aged 27) 20 Chiefs
Joe Moody Prop (1988-09-18)18 September 1988 (aged 31) 41 Crusaders
Atu Moli Prop (1995-06-12)12 June 1995 (aged 24) 2 Chiefs
Angus Ta'avao Prop (1990-03-22)22 March 1990 (aged 29) 8 Chiefs
Ofa Tu'ungafasi Prop (1992-04-19)19 April 1992 (aged 27) 30 Blues
Scott Barrett Lock (1993-11-20)20 November 1993 (aged 25) 31 Crusaders
Brodie Retallick Lock (1991-05-31)31 May 1991 (aged 28) 77 Chiefs
Patrick Tuipulotu Lock (1993-01-23)23 January 1993 (aged 26) 25 Blues
Sam Whitelock Lock (1988-10-12)12 October 1988 (aged 30) 112 Crusaders
Sam Cane Loose forward (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 27) 63 Chiefs
Shannon Frizell 1 Loose forward (1994-02-11)11 February 1994 (aged 25) 5 Highlanders
Luke Jacobson 1 Loose forward (1997-04-20)20 April 1997 (aged 22) 2 Chiefs
Kieran Read (c) Loose forward (1985-10-26)26 October 1985 (aged 33) 122 Crusaders
Ardie Savea Loose forward (1993-10-14)14 October 1993 (aged 25) 39 Hurricanes
Matt Todd Loose forward (1988-03-24)24 March 1988 (aged 31) 21 Crusaders
TJ Perenara Scrum-half (1992-01-23)23 January 1992 (aged 27) 59 Hurricanes
Aaron Smith Scrum-half (1988-11-21)21 November 1988 (aged 30) 87 Highlanders
Brad Weber Scrum-half (1991-01-17)17 January 1991 (aged 28) 2 Chiefs
Beauden Barrett Fly-half (1991-05-27)27 May 1991 (aged 28) 78 Blues
Richie Mo'unga Fly-half (1994-05-25)25 May 1994 (aged 25) 12 Crusaders
Ryan Crotty Centre (1988-09-23)23 September 1988 (aged 30) 45 Crusaders
Jack Goodhue Centre (1995-06-13)13 June 1995 (aged 24) 9 Crusaders
Anton Lienert-Brown Centre (1995-04-15)15 April 1995 (aged 24) 38 Chiefs
Sonny Bill Williams Centre (1985-08-03)3 August 1985 (aged 34) 53 Blues
George Bridge Wing (1995-04-01)1 April 1995 (aged 24) 5 Crusaders
Rieko Ioane Wing (1997-03-18)18 March 1997 (aged 22) 26 Blues
Sevu Reece Wing (1997-02-13)13 February 1997 (aged 22) 3 Crusaders
Jordie Barrett Fullback (1997-02-17)17 February 1997 (aged 22) 12 Hurricanes
Ben Smith Fullback (1986-06-01)1 June 1986 (aged 33) 80 Highlanders

South AfricaEdit

South Africa named their 31-man squad for the tournament on 26 August 2019.[26]

1 On 23 September, Thomas du Toit replaced Trevor Nyakane, after he injured his calf in the team's opening match against New Zealand.[27]

2 On 1 October, Damian Willemse replaced Jesse Kriel, after he was injured the team's opening match against New Zealand.[28]

Head coach:   Rassie Erasmus

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Schalk Brits Hooker (1981-05-16)16 May 1981 (aged 38) 13 Bulls
Malcolm Marx Hooker (1994-07-13)13 July 1994 (aged 25) 27 Lions
Bongi Mbonambi Hooker (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 28) 30 Stormers
Thomas du Toit 1 Prop (1995-05-05)5 May 1995 (aged 24) 10   Toulouse
Steven Kitshoff Prop (1992-02-10)10 February 1992 (aged 27) 40 Stormers
Vincent Koch Prop (1990-03-13)13 March 1990 (aged 29) 15   Saracens
Frans Malherbe Prop (1991-03-14)14 March 1991 (aged 28) 32 Stormers
Tendai Mtawarira Prop (1985-08-01)1 August 1985 (aged 34) 111 Sharks
Trevor Nyakane 1 Prop (1989-05-04)4 May 1989 (aged 30) 41 Bulls
Lood de Jager Lock (1992-12-17)17 December 1992 (aged 26) 40 Bulls
Eben Etzebeth Lock (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 27) 79 Stormers
Franco Mostert Lock (1990-11-27)27 November 1990 (aged 28) 32   Gloucester
RG Snyman Lock (1995-01-29)29 January 1995 (aged 24) 16 Bulls
Pieter-Steph du Toit Loose forward (1992-08-20)20 August 1992 (aged 27) 50 Stormers
Siya Kolisi (c) Loose forward (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 28) 43 Stormers
Francois Louw Loose forward (1985-06-15)15 June 1985 (aged 34) 69   Bath
Kwagga Smith Loose forward (1993-06-11)11 June 1993 (aged 26) 4 Lions
Duane Vermeulen Loose forward (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 (aged 33) 49 Bulls
Faf de Klerk Scrum-half (1991-10-19)19 October 1991 (aged 27) 25   Sale Sharks
Herschel Jantjies Scrum-half (1996-04-22)22 April 1996 (aged 23) 4 Stormers
Cobus Reinach Scrum-half (1990-02-07)7 February 1990 (aged 29) 12   Northampton Saints
Elton Jantjies Fly-half (1990-08-01)1 August 1990 (aged 29) 35 Lions
Handré Pollard Fly-half (1994-03-11)11 March 1994 (aged 25) 42 Bulls
Damian Willemse 2 Fly-half (1998-05-07)7 May 1998 (aged 21) 5 Stormers
Lukhanyo Am Centre (1993-11-28)28 November 1993 (aged 25) 9 Sharks
Damian de Allende Centre (1991-11-25)25 November 1991 (aged 27) 40 Stormers
Jesse Kriel 2 Centre (1994-02-15)15 February 1994 (aged 25) 45 Bulls
François Steyn Centre (1987-05-14)14 May 1987 (aged 32) 61   Montpellier
Cheslin Kolbe Wing (1993-10-28)28 October 1993 (aged 25) 10   Toulouse
Makazole Mapimpi Wing (1990-07-26)26 July 1990 (aged 29) 8 Sharks
S'busiso Nkosi Wing (1996-01-21)21 January 1996 (aged 23) 8 Sharks
Warrick Gelant Fullback (1995-05-20)20 May 1995 (aged 24) 7 Bulls
Willie le Roux Fullback (1989-08-18)18 August 1989 (aged 30) 56   Toyota Verblitz

Pool CEdit

ArgentinaEdit

Argentina named their 31-man squad for the tournament on 19 August 2019.[29]

1 On 6 October, Gonzalo Bertranou replaced Tomás Cubelli after he was injured in Argentina's game against England.

Head coach:   Mario Ledesma

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Agustín Creevy Hooker (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 34) 85 Jaguares
Julián Montoya Hooker (1993-10-29)29 October 1993 (aged 25) 55 Jaguares
Santiago Socino Hooker (1992-07-05)5 July 1992 (aged 27) 2 Jaguares
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro Prop (1989-06-11)11 June 1989 (aged 30) 54 Jaguares
Juan Figallo Prop (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 31) 30   Saracens
Santiago Medrano Prop (1996-05-06)6 May 1996 (aged 23) 14 Jaguares
Enrique Pieretto Prop (1994-12-15)15 December 1994 (aged 24) 23 Jaguares
Mayco Vivas Prop (1998-06-02)2 June 1998 (aged 21) 4 Jaguares
Matías Alemanno Lock (1991-12-05)5 December 1991 (aged 27) 57 Jaguares
Tomás Lavanini Lock (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 26) 53 Jaguares
Guido Petti Pagadizábal Lock (1994-11-17)17 November 1994 (aged 24) 49 Jaguares
Rodrigo Bruni Back row (1993-09-03)3 September 1993 (aged 26) 3 Jaguares
Marcos Kremer Back row (1997-07-30)30 July 1997 (aged 22) 24 Jaguares
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Back row (1983-06-06)6 June 1983 (aged 36) 86 Jaguares
Tomás Lezana Back row (1994-02-16)16 February 1994 (aged 25) 34 Jaguares
Pablo Matera (c) Back row (1993-07-08)8 July 1993 (aged 26) 62 Jaguares
Javier Ortega Desio Back row (1990-06-14)14 June 1990 (aged 29) 54 Jaguares
Gonzalo Bertranou 1 Scrum-half (1993-12-31)31 December 1993 (aged 25) 21 Jaguares
Tomás Cubelli 1 Scrum-half (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 30) 72 Jaguares
Felipe Ezcurra Scrum-half (1993-04-15)15 April 1993 (aged 26) 5 Hindú
Nicolás Sánchez Fly-half (1988-10-26)26 October 1988 (aged 30) 77   Stade Français
Benjamín Urdapilleta Fly-half (1986-03-11)11 March 1986 (aged 33) 12   Castres
Jerónimo de la Fuente Centre (1991-02-24)24 February 1991 (aged 28) 50 Jaguares
Juan Cruz Mallia Centre (1996-09-11)11 September 1996 (aged 23) 4 Jaguares
Lucas Mensa Centre (1996-05-24)24 May 1996 (aged 23) 1 Pucará
Matías Moroni Centre (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 28) 43 Jaguares
Matías Orlando Centre (1991-11-14)14 November 1991 (aged 27) 41 Jaguares
Emiliano Boffelli Wing (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 (aged 24) 25 Jaguares
Bautista Delguy Wing (1997-04-22)22 April 1997 (aged 22) 11 Jaguares
Ramiro Moyano Wing (1990-05-28)28 May 1990 (aged 29) 34 Jaguares
Santiago Carreras Fullback (1998-03-30)30 March 1998 (aged 21) 1 Jaguares
Joaquín Tuculet Fullback (1989-08-08)8 August 1989 (aged 30) 55 Jaguares

EnglandEdit

On 12 August, England became the first team to announce their 31-man squad for the tournament.[30][31]

1 Ben Spencer was called up on 27 October as an injury replacement for Willi Heinz.[32]

Head coach:   Eddie Jones

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Luke Cowan-Dickie Hooker (1993-06-20)20 June 1993 (aged 26) 15 Exeter Chiefs
Jamie George Hooker (1990-10-20)20 October 1990 (aged 28) 40 Saracens
Jack Singleton Hooker (1996-05-14)14 May 1996 (aged 23) 2 Saracens
Dan Cole Prop (1987-05-09)9 May 1987 (aged 32) 89 Leicester Tigers
Ellis Genge Prop (1995-02-16)16 February 1995 (aged 24) 12 Leicester Tigers
Joe Marler Prop (1990-07-07)7 July 1990 (aged 29) 62 Harlequins
Kyle Sinckler Prop (1993-03-30)30 March 1993 (aged 26) 25 Harlequins
Mako Vunipola Prop (1991-01-14)14 January 1991 (aged 28) 54 Saracens
Maro Itoje Lock (1994-10-28)28 October 1994 (aged 24) 29 Saracens
George Kruis Lock (1990-02-22)22 February 1990 (aged 29) 35 Saracens
Joe Launchbury Lock (1991-04-12)12 April 1991 (aged 28) 61 Wasps
Courtney Lawes Lock (1989-02-23)23 February 1989 (aged 30) 75 Northampton Saints
Tom Curry Back row (1998-06-15)15 June 1998 (aged 21) 13 Sale Sharks
Lewis Ludlam Back row (1995-12-08)8 December 1995 (aged 23) 2 Northampton Saints
Sam Underhill Back row (1996-07-22)22 July 1996 (aged 23) 10 Bath
Mark Wilson Back row (1989-10-06)6 October 1989 (aged 29) 15 Sale Sharks
Billy Vunipola Back row (1992-11-03)3 November 1992 (aged 26) 45 Saracens
Willi Heinz 1 Scrum-half (1986-11-24)24 November 1986 (aged 32) 4 Gloucester
Ben Spencer 1 Scrum-half (1992-07-31)31 July 1992 (aged 27) 3 Saracens
Ben Youngs Scrum-half (1989-09-05)5 September 1989 (aged 30) 89 Leicester Tigers
Owen Farrell (c) Fly-half (1991-09-24)24 September 1991 (aged 27) 73 Saracens
George Ford Fly-half (1993-03-16)16 March 1993 (aged 26) 59 Leicester Tigers
Piers Francis Centre (1990-06-20)20 June 1990 (aged 29) 8 Northampton Saints
Jonathan Joseph Centre (1991-05-21)21 May 1991 (aged 28) 42 Bath
Henry Slade Centre (1993-03-19)19 March 1993 (aged 26) 22 Exeter Chiefs
Manu Tuilagi Centre (1991-05-18)18 May 1991 (aged 28) 35 Leicester Tigers
Joe Cokanasiga Wing (1997-11-15)15 November 1997 (aged 21) 8 Bath
Jonny May Wing (1990-04-01)1 April 1990 (aged 29) 47 Leicester Tigers
Ruaridh McConnochie Wing (1991-10-23)23 October 1991 (aged 27) 1 Bath
Jack Nowell Wing (1993-04-11)11 April 1993 (aged 26) 33 Exeter Chiefs
Anthony Watson Wing (1994-02-26)26 February 1994 (aged 25) 36 Bath
Elliot Daly Fullback (1992-10-08)8 October 1992 (aged 26) 33 Saracens

FranceEdit

On 18 June 2019, head coach Jacques Brunel named a 37-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches.[33] On 10 July 2019, Paul Willemse had to withdraw from the team due to injury; he was replaced by Romain Taofifénua.[34] On 20 July 2019, Cyril Baille was called up to replaced the injured Étienne Falgoux.[35]

France named their final 31-man squad for the tournament on 2 September 2019.[36]

1 On 22 September, Wesley Fofana withdrew from the squad due to injury, and was replaced by Pierre-Louis Barassi.[37]

2 On 29 September, Cedate Gomes Sa was called up to replace the injured Demba Bamba.[38]

3 On 4 October, Christopher Tolofua was called up to replace the injured Peato Mauvaka.[39]

4 On 4 October, Vincent Rattez was called up to replace the injured Thomas Ramos.[39]

Head coach:   Jacques Brunel

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Camille Chat Hooker (1995-12-18)18 December 1995 (aged 23) 22 Racing 92
Guilhem Guirado (c) Hooker (1986-06-17)17 June 1986 (aged 33) 70 Montpellier
Peato Mauvaka 3 Hooker (1997-01-10)10 January 1997 (aged 22) 1 Toulouse
Christopher Tolofua 3 Hooker (1993-12-31) 31 December 1993 (age 25) 8 Toulon
Cyril Baille Prop (1993-09-15)15 September 1993 (aged 26) 13 Toulouse
Demba Bamba 2 Prop (1998-03-17)17 March 1998 (aged 21) 6 Lyon
Cedate Gomes Sa 2 Prop (1993-08-07) 7 August 1993 (age 26) 9 Racing 92
Jefferson Poirot Prop (1992-11-01)1 November 1992 (aged 26) 29 Bordeaux Bègles
Emerick Setiano Prop (1996-07-19)19 July 1996 (aged 23) 3 Toulon
Rabah Slimani Prop (1989-10-18)18 October 1989 (aged 29) 53 Clermont Auvergne
Paul Gabrillagues Lock (1993-06-03)3 June 1993 (aged 26) 13 Stade Français
Sébastien Vahaamahina Lock (1991-10-21)21 October 1991 (aged 27) 42 Clermont Auvergne
Gregory Alldritt Back row (1997-03-23)23 March 1997 (aged 22) 7 La Rochelle
Yacouba Camara Back row (1994-06-02)2 June 1994 (aged 25) 15 Montpellier
Arthur Iturria Back row (1994-05-13)13 May 1994 (aged 25) 13 Clermont Auvergne
Wenceslas Lauret Back row (1988-03-30)30 March 1988 (aged 31) 24 Racing 92
Bernard Le Roux Back row (1989-06-04)4 June 1989 (aged 30) 33 Racing 92
Charles Ollivon Back row (1993-05-11)11 May 1993 (aged 26) 8 Toulon
Louis Picamoles Back row (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 33) 79 Montpellier
Antoine Dupont Scrum-half (1996-11-15)15 November 1996 (aged 22) 17 Toulouse
Maxime Machenaud Scrum-half (1988-12-30)30 December 1988 (aged 30) 36 Racing 92
Baptiste Serin Scrum-half (1994-06-20)20 June 1994 (aged 25) 30 Toulon
Camille Lopez Fly-half (1989-04-03)3 April 1989 (aged 30) 24 Clermont Auvergne
Romain Ntamack Fly-half (1999-05-01)1 May 1999 (aged 20) 8 Toulouse
Pierre-Louis Barassi 1 Centre (1998-04-22)22 April 1998 (aged 21) 0 Lyon
Gaël Fickou Centre (1994-03-26)26 March 1994 (aged 25) 48 Stade Français
Wesley Fofana 1 Centre (1988-01-20)20 January 1988 (aged 31) 48 Clermont Auvergne
Virimi Vakatawa Centre (1992-05-01)1 May 1992 (aged 27) 18 Racing 92
Sofiane Guitoune Wing (1989-03-27)27 March 1989 (aged 30) 7 Toulouse
Yoann Huget Wing (1987-06-02)2 June 1987 (aged 32) 59 Toulouse
Damian Penaud Wing (1996-09-25)25 September 1996 (aged 22) 13 Clermont Auvergne
Alivereti Raka Wing (1994-12-09)9 December 1994 (aged 24) 2 Clermont Auvergne
Vincent Rattez 4 Wing (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 27) 2 La Rochelle
Maxime Médard Fullback (1986-11-16)16 November 1986 (aged 32) 59 Toulouse
Thomas Ramos 4 Fullback (1995-07-23)23 July 1995 (aged 24) 7 Toulouse

TongaEdit

Tonga announced their 31-man squad for the tournament on 1 September 2019.[40]

1 On 24 September, Kurt Morath and Nafi Tuitavake were ruled out for the remainder of the tournament following injuries sustained in Tonga's opening match against England. Latiume Fosita and Fetuli Paea replaced them.[41]

Head coach:   Toutai Kefu

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Siua Maile Hooker (1997-02-18)18 February 1997 (aged 22) 1   Shirley Rugby Club
Paul Ngauamo Hooker (1990-02-19)19 February 1990 (aged 29) 19   Agen
Sosefo Sakalia Hooker (1991-12-14)14 December 1991 (aged 27) 10   Asia Pacific Dragons
Maʻafu Fia Prop (1989-11-22)22 November 1989 (aged 29) 6   Ospreys
Vunipola Fifita Prop (1996-02-18)18 February 1996 (aged 23) 2   Brumbies
Siegfried Fisi'ihoi Prop (1987-06-08)8 June 1987 (aged 32) 9   Pau
Siua Halanukonuka Prop (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 33) 11   Glasgow Warriors
Latu Talakai Prop (1989-12-26)26 December 1989 (aged 29) 6   Eastwood
Ben Tameifuna Prop (1991-08-30)30 August 1991 (aged 28) 11   Racing 92
Leva Fifita Lock (1989-07-29)29 July 1989 (aged 30) 15   Grenoble
Sam Lousi Lock (1991-07-20)20 July 1991 (aged 28) 4   Hurricanes
Steve Mafi Lock (1989-12-09)9 December 1989 (aged 29) 32   London Irish
Daniel Faleafa Loose forward (1989-02-13)13 February 1989 (aged 30) 22   Austin Elite
Sione Kalamafoni Loose forward (1988-05-18)18 May 1988 (aged 31) 33   Leicester Tigers
Zane Kapeli Loose forward (1992-09-28)28 September 1992 (aged 26) 6   Bay of Plenty
Fotu Lokotui Loose forward (1992-03-19)19 March 1992 (aged 27) 9   Kagifa Samoa
Nasi Manu Loose forward (1988-08-15)15 August 1988 (aged 31) 3   Benetton
Maama Vaipulu Loose forward (1989-07-21)21 July 1989 (aged 30) 8   Castres
Samisoni Fisilau Half-back (1987-11-29)29 November 1987 (aged 31) 19   Auckland Marist
Leon Fukofuka Half-back (1994-09-08)8 September 1994 (aged 25) 7   Kagifa Samoa
Sonatane Takulua Half-back (1991-01-11)11 January 1991 (aged 28) 34   Newcastle Falcons
James Faiva First five-eighth (1994-06-13)13 June 1994 (aged 25) 5   El Salvador
Latiume Fosita 1 First five-eighth (1992-07-25)25 July 1992 (aged 27) 29   Kagifa Samoa
Kurt Morath1 First five-eighth (1984-11-13)13 November 1984 (aged 34) 37   Doncaster Knights
Mali Hingano Centre (1992-01-27)27 January 1992 (aged 27) 4   Bayonne
Siale Piutau (c) Centre (1985-10-13)13 October 1985 (aged 33) 39   Bristol Rugby
Nafi Tuitavake 1 Centre (1989-01-21)21 January 1989 (aged 30) 13 Unattached
Viliami Lolohea Wing (1993-07-04)4 July 1993 (aged 26) 9   Papatoetoe
Fetuli Paea 1 Wing (1994-08-16)16 August 1994 (aged 25) 2   Tasman
Atieli Pakalani Wing (1989-08-02)2 August 1989 (aged 30) 10   Eastwood
Cooper Vuna Wing (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 32) 13   Newcastle Falcons
David Halaifonua Fullback (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 32) 33   Coventry
Telusa Veainu Fullback (1990-12-26)26 December 1990 (aged 28) 9   Leicester Tigers

United StatesEdit

On 13 June, the United States named a 50-man extended training squad ahead of the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup in preparation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[42] On 19 June, Samu Manoa retired from international rugby and withdrew from the squad.[43]

On 8 September, USA were the last side to name their 31-man squad.[44]

1 On 1 October, David Ainu'u was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament following an injury sustained in the United States' opening match against England, Chance Wenglewski replaced him.[45]

Head coach:   Gary Gold

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Dylan Fawsitt Hooker (1990-07-24)24 July 1990 (aged 29) 12 Rugby United New York
James Hilterbrand Hooker (1989-05-21)21 May 1989 (aged 30) 19   Manly
Joe Taufete'e Hooker (1992-10-04)4 October 1992 (aged 26) 23   Worcester Warriors
David Ainuʻu1 Prop (1999-11-20)20 November 1999 (aged 19) 8   Toulouse
Eric Fry Prop (1987-09-14)14 September 1987 (aged 32) 45   RC Vannes
Olive Kilifi Prop (1986-09-28)28 September 1986 (aged 32) 27 Seattle Seawolves
Titi Lamositele Prop (1995-02-11)11 February 1995 (aged 24) 28   Saracens
Paul Mullen Prop (1991-11-16)16 November 1991 (aged 27) 14 Unattached
Chance Wenglewski1 Prop (1997-04-09)9 April 1997 (aged 22) 6 Rugby United New York
Nate Brakeley Lock (1989-08-31)31 August 1989 (aged 30) 21 Rugby United New York
Nick Civetta Lock (1989-11-05)5 November 1989 (aged 29) 23 Unattached
Ben Landry Lock (1991-03-26)26 March 1991 (aged 28) 22   Ealing Trailfinders
Greg Peterson Lock (1991-03-26)26 March 1991 (aged 28) 26   Newcastle Falcons
Malon Al-Jiboori Flanker (1997-08-01)1 August 1997 (aged 22) 5 Unattached
Hanco Germishuys Flanker (1996-08-24)24 August 1996 (aged 23) 17 Glendale Raptors
Tony Lamborn Flanker (1994-07-31)31 July 1994 (aged 25) 19   Melbourne Rebels
Ben Pinkelman Flanker (1994-06-13)13 June 1994 (aged 25) 2 USA Sevens
John Quill Flanker (1990-03-10)10 March 1990 (aged 29) 36 Rugby United New York
Cam Dolan Number 8 (1990-03-07)7 March 1990 (aged 29) 47 New Orleans Gold
Nate Augspurger Scrum-half (1990-01-31)31 January 1990 (aged 29) 24 San Diego Legion
Shaun Davies Scrum-half (1989-06-20)20 June 1989 (aged 30) 25 Glendale Raptors
Ruben de Haas Scrum-half (1998-10-09)9 October 1998 (aged 20) 13   Cheetahs
AJ MacGinty Fly-half (1990-02-26)26 February 1990 (aged 29) 24   Sale Sharks
Will Magie Fly-half (1992-02-23)23 February 1992 (aged 27) 25 Unattached
Bryce Campbell Centre (1994-09-21)21 September 1994 (aged 24) 28   London Irish
Paul Lasike Centre (1990-06-18)18 June 1990 (aged 29) 16   Harlequins
Thretton Palamo Centre (1988-09-22)22 September 1988 (aged 30) 18 Houston Sabercats
Marcel Brache Wing (1987-10-15)15 October 1987 (aged 31) 19   Western Force
Martin Iosefo Wing (1990-01-13)13 January 1990 (aged 29) 6 USA Sevens
Mike Te'o Wing (1993-07-23)23 July 1993 (aged 26) 24 San Diego Legion
Blaine Scully (c) Wing (1988-02-29)29 February 1988 (aged 31) 50 Unattached
Will Hooley Fullback (1993-10-28)28 October 1993 (aged 25) 12   Bedford Blues

Pool DEdit

AustraliaEdit

Australia named their 31-man squad for the tournament on 23 August 2019.[46]

Head coach:   Michael Cheika

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Folau Fainga'a Hooker (1995-05-05)5 May 1995 (aged 24) 11 Brumbies
Tolu Latu Hooker (1993-02-23)23 February 1993 (aged 26) 15 Waratahs
Jordan Uelese Hooker (1997-01-24)24 January 1997 (aged 22) 4 Melbourne Rebels
Allan Alaalatoa Prop (1994-01-28)28 January 1994 (aged 25) 33 Brumbies
Sekope Kepu Prop (1986-02-05)5 February 1986 (aged 33) 106 Waratahs
Scott Sio Prop (1991-10-16)16 October 1991 (aged 27) 59 Brumbies
James Slipper Prop (1989-06-06)6 June 1989 (aged 30) 91 Brumbies
Taniela Tupou Prop (1996-05-10)10 May 1996 (aged 23) 16 Queensland Reds
Rory Arnold Lock (1990-07-01)1 July 1990 (aged 29) 22 Brumbies
Adam Coleman Lock (1991-10-07)7 October 1991 (aged 27) 34 Melbourne Rebels
Izack Rodda Lock (1996-08-20)20 August 1996 (aged 23) 21 Queensland Reds
Rob Simmons Lock (1989-04-19)19 April 1989 (aged 30) 98 Waratahs
Jack Dempsey Back row (1994-04-12)12 April 1994 (aged 25) 11 Waratahs
Michael Hooper (c) Back row (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 27) 95 Waratahs
Isi Naisarani Back row (1995-02-14)14 February 1995 (aged 24) 4 Melbourne Rebels
David Pocock Back row (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 31) 78 Brumbies
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto Back row (1996-09-19)19 September 1996 (aged 23) 16 Queensland Reds
Will Genia Scrum-half (1988-01-17)17 January 1988 (aged 31) 105 Melbourne Rebels
Nic White Scrum-half (1990-06-13)13 June 1990 (aged 29) 26   Exeter Chiefs
Bernard Foley Fly-half (1989-09-08)8 September 1989 (aged 30) 70 Waratahs
Christian Lealiifano Fly-half (1987-09-24)24 September 1987 (aged 31) 22 Brumbies
Samu Kerevi Centre (1993-09-27)27 September 1993 (aged 25) 29 Queensland Reds
Tevita Kuridrani Centre (1991-03-31)31 March 1991 (aged 28) 60 Brumbies
James O'Connor Centre (1990-07-05)5 July 1990 (aged 29) 48 Queensland Reds
Matt To'omua Centre (1990-01-02)2 January 1990 (aged 29) 47 Melbourne Rebels
Adam Ashley-Cooper Wing (1984-03-27)27 March 1984 (aged 35) 119 Waratahs
Reece Hodge Wing (1994-08-26)26 August 1994 (aged 25) 37 Melbourne Rebels
Marika Koroibete Wing (1992-07-26)26 July 1992 (aged 27) 24 Melbourne Rebels
Jordan Petaia Wing (2000-03-14)14 March 2000 (aged 19) 0 Queensland Reds
Kurtley Beale Fullback (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 30) 87 Waratahs
Dane Haylett-Petty Fullback (1989-06-18)18 June 1989 (aged 30) 33 Melbourne Rebels

FijiEdit

Fiji named an initial 32-man squad for the tournament on 16 August 2019,[47] before reducing it to the final 31 on 3 September.[48]

1 On 5 September, prop Lee Roy Atalifo replaced Kalivati Tawake, who suffered a knee injury.[49]

Head coach:   John McKee

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Mesu Dolokoto Hooker (1995-01-21)21 January 1995 (aged 24) 6   Glasgow Warriors
Sam Matavesi Hooker (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 27) 8   Cornish Pirates
Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto Hooker (1997-12-29)29 December 1997 (aged 21) 6 Fijian Latui
Lee Roy Atalifo 1 Prop (1988-05-10)10 May 1988 (aged 31) 10   Jersey Reds
Campese Ma'afu Prop (1984-12-19)19 December 1984 (aged 34) 57 Unattached
Eroni Mawi Prop (1996-06-02)2 June 1996 (aged 23) 9 Fijian Latui
Peni Ravai Prop (1990-06-16)16 June 1990 (aged 29) 29   Bordeaux Bègles
Manasa Saulo Prop (1989-04-06)6 April 1989 (aged 30) 42 Unattached
Kalivati Tawake 1 Prop (1988-11-16)16 November 1988 (aged 30) 13   Biarritz
Tevita Cavubati Lock (1987-08-12)12 August 1987 (aged 32) 26   Harlequins
Leone Nakarawa Lock (1988-04-02)2 April 1988 (aged 31) 57   Racing 92
Api Ratuniyarawa Lock (1986-07-11)11 July 1986 (aged 33) 30   Northampton Saints
Tevita Ratuva Lock (1995-05-08)8 May 1995 (aged 24) 3   Bordeaux Bègles
Semi Kunatani Back row (1990-10-27)27 October 1990 (aged 28) 10   Harlequins
Viliame Mata Back row (1991-10-22)22 October 1991 (aged 27) 13   Edinburgh
Mosese Voka Back row (1985-06-07)7 June 1985 (aged 34) 7 Fijian Latui
Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c) Back row (1986-04-20)20 April 1986 (aged 33) 45   Pau
Peceli Yato Back row (1993-01-17)17 January 1993 (aged 26) 17   Clermont Auvergne
Frank Lomani Scrum-half (1996-04-18)18 April 1996 (aged 23) 11 Fijian Latui
Nikola Matawalu Scrum-half (1989-03-08)8 March 1989 (aged 30) 36   Glasgow Warriors
Henry Seniloli Scrum-half (1989-06-15)15 June 1989 (aged 30) 26 Unattached
Alivereti Veitokani Fly-half (1992-11-02)2 November 1992 (aged 26) 8   London Irish
Ben Volavola Fly-half (1991-01-13)13 January 1991 (aged 28) 31   Racing 92
Levani Botia Centre (1989-03-14)14 March 1989 (aged 30) 14   La Rochelle
Josh Matavesi Centre (1990-10-05)5 October 1990 (aged 28) 21   Newcastle Falcons
Semi Radradra Centre (1992-07-13)13 July 1992 (aged 27) 6   Bordeaux Bègles
Jale Vatubua Centre (1991-08-30)30 August 1991 (aged 28) 15   Pau
Vereniki Goneva Wing (1984-04-05)5 April 1984 (aged 35) 57   Harlequins
Filipo Nakosi Wing (1992-04-08)8 April 1992 (aged 27) 1   Castres
Waisea Nayacalevu Wing (1990-06-26)26 June 1990 (aged 29) 17   Stade Français
Josua Tuisova Wing (1994-02-04)4 February 1994 (aged 25) 9   Lyon
Kini Murimurivalu Fullback (1989-05-15)15 May 1989 (aged 30) 26   La Rochelle

GeorgiaEdit

Georgia announced their 31-man squad for the tournament on 2 September 2019.[50]

Head coach:   Milton Haig

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Jaba Bregvadze Hooker (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 (aged 32) 54   Sunwolves
Vano Karkadze Hooker (2000-06-25)25 June 2000 (aged 19) 3   Brive
Shalva Mamukashvili Hooker (1990-10-02)2 October 1990 (aged 28) 68 Unattached
Levan Chilachava Prop (1991-08-17)17 August 1991 (aged 28) 49   Montpellier
Beka Gigashvili Prop (1993-08-31)31 August 1993 (aged 26) 9   Toulon
Guram Gogichashvili Prop (1998-09-04)4 September 1998 (aged 21) 6   Racing 92
Giorgi Melikidze Prop (1996-06-24)24 June 1996 (aged 23) 14   Stade Français
Mikheil Nariashvili Prop (1990-05-25)25 May 1990 (aged 29) 56   Montpellier
Konstantin Mikautadze Lock (1991-07-01)1 July 1991 (aged 28) 59   Montpellier
Giorgi Nemsadze Lock (1984-09-26)26 September 1984 (aged 34) 92 Aia Kutaisi
Shalva Sutiashvili Lock (1984-01-24)24 January 1984 (aged 35) 77   Angouleme
Otar Giorgadze Back row (1996-03-02)2 March 1996 (aged 23) 21   Brive
Beka Gorgadze Back row (1996-02-08)8 February 1996 (aged 23) 19   Bordeaux
Mamuka Gorgodze Back row (1984-07-14)14 July 1984 (aged 35) 71   Toulon
Lasha Lomidze Back row (1992-06-30)30 June 1992 (aged 27) 46 Unattached
Beka Saghinadze Back row (1998-10-29)29 October 1998 (aged 20) 5   Aurillac
Giorgi Tkhilaishvili Back row (1991-04-08)8 April 1991 (aged 28) 50 Batumi RC
Gela Aprasidze Scrum-half (1998-01-14)14 January 1998 (aged 21) 17   Montpellier
Giorgi Begadze Scrum-half (1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 33) 65 RC Jiki Gori
Vasil Lobzhanidze Scrum-half (1996-10-14)14 October 1996 (aged 22) 45   Brive
Tedo Abzhandadze Fly-half (1999-06-13)13 June 1999 (aged 20) 9   Brive
Lasha Khmaladze Fly-half (1988-01-20)20 January 1988 (aged 31) 75 Batumi RC
Lasha Malaghuradze Fly-half (1986-01-02)2 January 1986 (aged 33) 92   VVA-Podmoskovye
Davit Kacharava Centre (1985-01-16)16 January 1985 (aged 34) 116   Enisei-STM
Giorgi Kveseladze Centre (1997-11-11)11 November 1997 (aged 21) 19 RC Jiki Gori
Tamaz Mchedlidze Centre (1993-03-17)17 March 1993 (aged 26) 53   Rouen
Merab Sharikadze (c) Centre (1993-05-17)17 May 1993 (aged 26) 63   Aurillac
Zurab Dzneladze Wing (1993-12-01)1 December 1993 (aged 25) 9 Locomotive
Mirian Modebadze Wing (1997-10-27)27 October 1997 (aged 21) 10 Aia Kutaisi
Alexander Todua Wing (1987-11-02)2 November 1987 (aged 31) 79 Batumi RC
Soso Matiashvili Fullback (1993-01-27)27 January 1993 (aged 26) 19 Lelo Saracens

UruguayEdit

Uruguay named their 31-man squad for the tournament on 30 August 2019.[51]

Head coach:   Esteban Meneses

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Facundo Gattas Hooker (1995-07-02)2 July 1995 (aged 24) 30   Hindú
Germán Kessler Hooker (1994-07-01)1 July 1994 (aged 25) 49 Los Cuervos
Guillermo Pujadas Hooker (1997-02-06)6 February 1997 (aged 22) 9 Champagnat
Diego Arbelo Prop (1992-07-26)26 July 1992 (aged 27) 5 MVCC
Juan Echeverría Prop (1991-10-09)9 October 1991 (aged 27) 51   Austin Elite
Joaquín Jaunsolo Prop (1998-09-12)12 September 1998 (aged 21) 1 Los Cuervos
Juan Rombys Prop (1987-03-05)5 March 1987 (aged 32) 30 Trébol de Paysandú
Mateo Sanguinetti Prop (1992-07-26)26 July 1992 (aged 27) 63   Houston SaberCats
Ignacio Dotti Lock (1994-08-18)18 August 1994 (aged 25) 46   New Orleans Gold
Manuel Leindekar Lock (1997-04-23)23 April 1997 (aged 22) 14   Oyonnax
Diego Magno Lock (1989-04-27)27 April 1989 (aged 30) 90   Houston SaberCats
Manuel Diana Back row (1996-03-04)4 March 1996 (aged 23) 22 Old Christians
Santiago Civetta Back row (1998-02-28)28 February 1998 (aged 21) 5   Darlington Mowden Park
Franco Lamanna Back row (1991-10-05)5 October 1991 (aged 27) 44 Old Boys
Manuel Ardao Back row (1998-09-09)9 September 1998 (aged 21) 4 Old Christians
Juan Manuel Gaminara (c) Back row (1989-05-01)1 May 1989 (aged 30) 67 Old Boys
Alejandro Nieto Back row (1988-01-07)7 January 1988 (aged 31) 69   Houston SaberCats
Juan Diego Ormaechea Back row (1989-01-28)28 January 1989 (aged 30) 31 Carrasco Polo
Santiago Arata Scrum-half (1996-09-02)2 September 1996 (aged 23) 39   Houston SaberCats
Tomás Inciarte Scrum-half (1996-10-22)22 October 1996 (aged 22) 14 Old Christians
Agustín Ormaechea Scrum-half (1991-03-08)8 March 1991 (aged 28) 45   Stade Montois
Felipe Berchesi Fly-half (1991-04-12)12 April 1991 (aged 28) 32   Dax
Juan Manuel Cat Fly-half (1996-09-06)6 September 1996 (aged 23) 31 Old Boys
Agustín Della Corte Centre (1997-09-11)11 September 1997 (aged 22) 8 Trébol de Paysandú
Nicolás Freitas Centre (1993-07-03)3 July 1993 (aged 26) 34 Carrasco Polo
Andrés Vilaseca Centre (1991-05-08)8 May 1991 (aged 28) 55   Austin Elite
Federico Favaro Wing (1991-05-19)19 May 1991 (aged 28) 30 Old Christians
Leandro Leivas Wing (1988-07-06)6 July 1988 (aged 31) 74   Toronto Arrows
Rodrigo Silva Wing (1992-11-02)2 November 1992 (aged 26) 57   Austin Elite
Felipe Echeverry Fullback (1996-06-23)23 June 1996 (aged 23) 2 Carrasco Polo
Gastón Mieres Fullback (1989-10-05)5 October 1989 (aged 29) 67   Toronto Arrows

WalesEdit

Wales announced their 31-man squad for the tournament on 1 September 2019.[52]

1 On 24 September 2019 Cory Hill withdrew from the squad having failed to recover from injury and he was replaced by Bradley Davies.[53]

2 On 22 October 2019 Josh Navidi withdrew from the squad having failed to recover from injury and he was replaced by Owen Lane.[54]

Head coach:   Warren Gatland

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Elliot Dee Hooker (1994-03-07)7 March 1994 (aged 25) 22 Dragons
Ryan Elias Hooker (1995-01-07)7 January 1995 (aged 24) 8 Scarlets
Ken Owens Hooker (1987-01-03)3 January 1987 (aged 32) 67 Scarlets
Rhys Carré Prop (1998-02-08)8 February 1998 (aged 21) 1   Saracens
Tomas Francis Prop (1992-04-27)27 April 1992 (aged 27) 43   Exeter Chiefs
Wyn Jones Prop (1992-02-26)26 February 1992 (aged 27) 15 Scarlets
Dillon Lewis Prop (1996-01-04)4 January 1996 (aged 23) 15 Cardiff Blues
Nicky Smith Prop (1994-04-07)7 April 1994 (aged 25) 31 Ospreys
Jake Ball Lock (1991-06-27)27 June 1991 (aged 28) 36 Scarlets
Adam Beard Lock (1996-01-07)7 January 1996 (aged 23) 16 Ospreys
Bradley Davies 1 Lock (1987-01-09) 9 January 1987 (age 32) 64 Ospreys
Cory Hill 1 Lock (1992-02-10)10 February 1992 (aged 27) 24 Dragons
Alun Wyn Jones (c) Lock (1985-09-19)19 September 1985 (aged 34) 128 Ospreys
James Davies Back row (1990-10-25)25 October 1990 (aged 28) 5 Scarlets
Ross Moriarty Back row (1994-04-18)18 April 1994 (aged 25) 34 Dragons
Josh Navidi 2 Back row (1990-12-30)30 December 1990 (aged 28) 19 Cardiff Blues
Aaron Shingler Back row (1987-08-07)7 August 1987 (aged 32) 20 Scarlets
Justin Tipuric Back row (1989-08-06)6 August 1989 (aged 30) 66 Ospreys
Aaron Wainwright Back row (1997-09-25)25 September 1997 (aged 21) 12 Dragons
Aled Davies Scrum-half (1992-07-19)19 July 1992 (aged 27) 19 Ospreys
Gareth Davies Scrum-half (1990-08-18)18 August 1990 (aged 29) 44 Scarlets
Tomos Williams Scrum-half (1995-01-01)1 January 1995 (aged 24) 9 Cardiff Blues
Dan Biggar Fly-half (1989-10-16)16 October 1989 (aged 29) 73   Northampton Saints
Rhys Patchell Fly-half (1993-05-17)17 May 1993 (aged 26) 13 Scarlets
Jonathan Davies Centre (1988-04-05)5 April 1988 (aged 31) 76 Scarlets
Hadleigh Parkes Centre (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 (aged 31) 18 Scarlets
Owen Watkin Centre (1996-10-12)12 October 1996 (aged 22) 16 Ospreys
Josh Adams Wing (1995-04-21)21 April 1995 (aged 24) 14 Cardiff Blues
Hallam Amos Wing (1994-09-24)24 September 1994 (aged 24) 20 Cardiff Blues
Owen Lane 2 Wing (1997-12-20)20 December 1997 (aged 21) 1 Cardiff Blues
George North Wing (1992-04-13)13 April 1992 (aged 27) 86 Ospreys
Leigh Halfpenny Fullback (1988-12-22)22 December 1988 (aged 30) 82 Scarlets
Liam Williams Fullback (1991-04-09)9 April 1991 (aged 28) 58   Saracens

StatisticsEdit

All statistics relate to the initial 31-man squads named prior to the start of the tournament on 20 September 2019 and do not include players who joined a squad during the tournament.

  • Five squads included no players based outside their home country: England, France, Ireland, Japan, and New Zealand.
  • The squads with the fewest players playing domestically are Tonga (zero) and Samoa (one).

Player representation by clubEdit

The 620 participating players, 20 players unattached, represent 144 different club sides, the club sides with the most players selected are below:

Players Clubs
26   Jaguares
20   Welwitschias
16   Benetton,   Glasgow Warriors
15   Saracens
14   Leinster
13   Scarlets
12   Crusaders,   Munster
11   Edinburgh
10   Clermont,   Krasny Yar,   Racing,   Toulouse,   Zebre
9   Brumbies,   Melbourne Rebels,   Ospreys,   Toronto Arrows

Players representation by leagueEdit

League Players Percent
Total 620
Pro14       118 19.0%
Super Rugby       118 19.0%
Top 14   78 12.5%
Premiership Rugby   74 11.9%
Major League Rugby    37 5.9%
Top League   32 5.1%
Rugby Premier League   31 5.0%
Namibia   * 20 3.2%
Campeonato Uruguayo de Rugby   16 2.5%
Pro D2   16 2.5%
RFU Championship   13 2.0%
Global Rapid Rugby       10 1.6%
Didi 10   9 1.5%
Other 28 4.5%
Unattached 20 3.2%

* Namibia's Welwitschias most recently played in South Africa's 2019 Rugby Challenge but do not appear in a regular league as such.

Player representation by nationEdit

Union Players Percent Other
national
squad
Total 620
  Argentina 29 4.7% 1
  Australia 38 6.1% 8
  Canada 13 2.1% 2
  England 88 14.2% 57
  Fiji 4 0.7%
  France 96 15.5% 65
  Georgia 9 1.5%
  Ireland 31 5.0%
  Italy 26 4.2% 1
  Japan 34 5.4% 3
  Namibia 20 3.2%
  New Zealand 41 6.6% 10
  Russia 31 5.0% 2
  Samoa 3 0.3%
  Scotland 28 4.5% 5
  South Africa 28 3.8% 4
  United States 28 4.5% 18
  Uruguay 16 2.6%
  Wales 32 5.2% 5
Other 5 0.0% 3
Unattached 20 2.9%

Average age of squadsEdit

Nation Avg. Age Oldest player Youngest player
  Argentina 27 Juan Manuel Leguizamón (36 years, 106 days) Mayco Vivas (21 years, 109 days)
  Australia 27 Adam Ashley-Cooper (35 years, 177 days) Jordan Petaia (19 years, 198 days)
  Canada 28 Hubert Buydens (37 years, 258 days) Cole Keith (22 years, 135 days)
  England 27 Willi Heinz (32 years, 300 days) Tom Curry (21 years, 97 days)
  Fiji 28 Vereniki Goneva (35 years, 168 days) Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto (21 years, 265 days)
  France 27 Louis Picamoles (33 years, 227 days) Romain Ntamack (20 years, 142 days)
  Georgia 27 Shalva Sutiashvili (35 years, 239 days) Vano Karkadze (19 years, 87 days)
  Ireland 28 Rory Best (37 years, 36 days) Jordan Larmour (22 years, 102 days)
  Italy 28 Sergio Parisse (36 years, 8 days) Marco Riccioni (21 years, 1 day)
  Japan 29 Luke Thompson (38 years, 257 days) Ataata Moeakiola (23 years, 225 days)
  Namibia 26 PJ van Lill (35 years, 290 days) Prince ǃGaoseb (21 years, 75 days)
  New Zealand 27 Sonny Bill Williams (34 years, 48 days) Rieko Ioane (22 years 188 days)
  Russia 29 Andrey Garbuzov (36 years, 44 days) Bogdan Fedotko (24 years, 363 days)
  Samoa 31 Tusi Pisi (37 years, 94 days) Melani Matavao (23 years, 305 days)
  Scotland 27 Greig Laidlaw (33 years, 343 days) Darcy Graham (22 years, 91 days)
  South Africa 28 Schalk Brits (38 years, 127 days) Herschel Jantjies (23 years, 151 days)
  Tonga 29 Kurt Morath (34 years, 311 days) Siua Maile (22 years, 214 days)
  United States 27 Olive Kilifi (32 years, 357 days) David Ainuu (19 years, 304 days)
  Uruguay 26 Juan Rombys (32 years, 199 days) Germán Kessler (21 years, 79 days)
  Wales 27 Alun Wyn Jones (34 years, 1 day) Rhys Carré (21 years, 224 days)

Squad capsEdit

Nation Caps Most capped player Least capped player
  Australia 1421 Adam Ashley-Cooper (119) Jordan Petaia (0)
  Georgia 1370 Davit Kacharava (116) Vano Karkadze (3)
  New Zealand 1220 Kieran Read (122) Atu Moli (2)
Brad Weber (2)
  Ireland 1142 Rory Best (120) Jean Kleyn (3)
  Argentina 1120 Juan Manuel Leguizamón (86) Santiago Carreras (1)
Lucas Mensa (1)
  Uruguay 1118 Diego Magno (90) Joaquín Jaunsolo (1)
  Wales 1089 Alun Wyn Jones (128) Rhys Carré (1)
  England 1074 Dan Cole (89)
Ben Youngs (89)
Ruaridh McConnochie (1)
  South Africa 1054 Tendai Mtawarira (111) Herschel Jantjies (4)
Kwagga Smith (4)
  Russia 1032 Yuri Kushnarev (109) Kirill Gotovtsev (4)
  Italy 1002 Sergio Parisse (140) Callum Braley (3)
  Scotland 923 John Barclay (74) Blade Thomson (2)
  Canada 889 Ciaran Hearn (80) Andrew Quattrin (3)
  France 807 Louis Picamoles (79) Peato Mauvaka (1)
  Japan 705 Fumiaki Tanaka (70) Takuya Kitade (1)
  United States 678 Blaine Scully (50) Ben Pinkelman (2)
  Fiji 651 Campese Ma'afu (58) Filipo Nakosi (1)
  Namibia 614 Eugene Jantjies (67) PJ Walters (0)
  Tonga 439 Siale Piutau (39) Siua Maile (1)
  Samoa 434 Tusi Pisi (38) Michael Alaalatoa (1)

Previous World Cup experienceEdit

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