2007 Rugby World Cup squads

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

Pool A[edit]

 England[edit]

Final squad released on 13 August 2007 from RFU. Jamie Noon was sent home injured on 15 September; he was replaced by Newcastle Falcons team-mate, Toby Flood Daily Mail. After Josh Lewsey was injured in the semi-final against France, Nick Abendanon was called up as cover Telegraph.

Head Coach: England Brian Ashton
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Samoa[edit]

Final squad announced on Manu Samoa.

Head Coach: New Zealand Michael Jones


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

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

 South Africa[edit]

Squad released 21 July 2007 accessed from SA Rugby

Pierre Spies was withdrawn from the squad after developing a condition believed to be a pulmonary embolism, with Bismarck du Plessis taking his place,[2] although one specialist disputed the diagnosis.[3] A third specialist confirmed the original diagnosis, and Spies remained off the team.[4]

On 10 September, after the Springboks' match against Manu Samoa, Jean de Villiers was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a torn left biceps suffered in that match. Wayne Julies replaced him on the squad.[5]

On 1 October, Jannie du Plessis, older brother of Bismarck du Plessis, replaced BJ Botha, who tore knee ligaments in the Boks' last pool match against the United States.[6]

Head Coach: South Africa Jake White


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

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

 Tonga[edit]

Squad accessed from Rugby-World-Cup Kisi Pulu replaced Mosese Moala. While Maama Molitika was called up to replace Paino Hehea, ahead of the England game. BBC

Head Coach: Tonga Quddus Fielea
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 United States[edit]

Squad released 14 August 2007, accessed from USA Rugby and Planet-Rugby John van der Giessen was called up to replace Luke Gross. Scrum

Head Coach: New Zealand Peter Thorburn
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

The following players are in reserve in case of injury.
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

Pool B[edit]

 Australia[edit]

Squad announced 23 July 2007, accessed from [1]. Mark Gerrard was injured in the opening game and replaced by Cameron Shepherd.[7] Morgan Turinui was called up on October 1, 2007 to replace Number 8 David Lyons.[8]

Head Coach: Australia John Connolly


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

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

The following players are on reserve in case of injuries in the main squad
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Canada[edit]

Final squad announced 15 August 2007 accessed from Rugby-World-Cup Josh Jackson replaced Jamie Cudmore who was ruled out with a broken bone in his hand. SIRC

Head Coach: Canada Ric Suggitt
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Fiji[edit]

Final squad announced 22 July 2007 accessed from Planet-Rugby, profile details from Teivovo. Filimoni Bolavucu was ruled out of the tournament and was replaced by Sireli Bobo from Rugby-World-Cup

Head coach: Fiji Ilivasi Tabua
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Bill Gadolo Hooker (1977-05-01) May 1, 1977 (age 37) 19 Fiji Barbarians
Sunia Koto Hooker (1980-04-15) April 15, 1980 (age 34) 14 Fiji Warriors
Vereniki Sauturaga Hooker (1982-11-18) November 18, 1982 (age 31) 1 Fiji Warriors
Graham Dewes Prop (1982-01-24) January 24, 1982 (age 32) 3 New Zealand Marist
Henry Qiodravu Prop (1977-02-08) February 8, 1977 (age 37) 13 France Orléans
Jone Railomo Prop (1981-02-26) February 26, 1981 (age 33) 1 France Poitiers
Alefoso Yalayalatabua Prop (1977-01-22) January 22, 1977 (age 37) 4 Fiji Warriors
Isoa Domolailai Lock (1981-01-13) January 13, 1981 (age 33) 12 France Toulon
Kele Leawere Lock (1974-04-27) April 27, 1974 (age 40) 15 Japan Hino Motors
Wame Lewaravu Lock (1983-09-24) September 24, 1983 (age 30) 2 Fiji Barbarians
Ifereimi Rawaqa Lock (1980-09-20) September 20, 1980 (age 33) 34 Japan Fighting Bull
Semisi Naevo Flanker (1976-03-03) March 3, 1976 (age 38) 2 Japan Green Rockets
Akapusi Qera Flanker (1984-04-24) April 24, 1984 (age 30) 12 England Pertemps Bees
Aca Ratuva Flanker (1978-12-30) December 30, 1978 (age 35) 11 France Massy
Netani Talei Flanker (1983-03-19) March 19, 1983 (age 31) 6 England Doncaster Knights
Sisa Koyamaibole Number 8 (1981-03-06) March 6, 1981 (age 33) 44 Italy Petrarca Padova
Jone Qovu Number 8 (1985-08-27) August 27, 1985 (age 28) 8 Fiji Warriors
Jone Daunivucu Scrum-half (1977-06-01) June 1, 1977 (age 37) 1 France Tarbes
Mosese Rauluni (c) Scrum-half (1975-06-27) June 27, 1975 (age 39) 35 England Saracens
Nicky Little Fly-half (1976-09-13) September 13, 1976 (age 37) 79 Italy Petrarca Padova
Waisea Luveniyali Fly-half (1985-07-23) July 23, 1985 (age 29) 1 Fiji Warriors
Seremaia Bai (vc) Centre (1979-01-04) January 4, 1979 (age 35) 28 France Clermont
Maleli Kunavore Centre (1983-08-12) August 12, 1983 (age 30) 5 France Toulouse
Gabiriele Lovobalavu Centre (1985-06-20) June 20, 1985 (age 29) 4 Fiji Warriors
Seru Rabeni Centre (1978-12-27) December 27, 1978 (age 35) 26 England Leicester Tigers
Sireli Bobo Wing (1976-01-28) January 28, 1976 (age 38) 9 France Biarritz
Vilimoni Delasau Wing (1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 37) 24 France Clermont
Isoa Neivua Wing (1978-06-07) June 7, 1978 (age 36) 6 Fiji Warriors
Norman Ligairi Fullback (1976-01-29) January 29, 1976 (age 38) 39 France Brive
Kameli Ratuvou Fullback (1982-11-06) November 6, 1982 (age 31) 15 England Saracens

 Japan[edit]

Squad released 11 August 2007 accessed from Japan Rugby Football Union. Mitsugu Yamamoto replaced by Yusuke Aoki 21 August accessed from Planet-Rugby. Daisuke Ohata tore his left Achilles tendon in Japan's final warm-up against Portugal, and was replaced by Tomoki Kitagawa.[9]

Head Coach: New Zealand John Kirwan


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

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

The following players are on reserve in case of injury.
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Wales[edit]

Squad announced 10 August 2007 accessed from Planet-Rugby

Head Coach: Wales Gareth Jenkins
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

Pool C[edit]

 Italy[edit]

Squad released 16 August 2007 accessed from the Telegraph. Carlo Del Fava withdrew due to injury on 17 August. Fabio Staibano was originally announced as his replacement, but he was in turn ruled out due to injury. Del Fava was later ruled fit to play, and was restored to the squad on 27 August.[10] Silvio Orlando replaced Robert Barbieri after he was ruled out due to injury in a warm-up game.[11]

Head Coach: France Pierre Berbizier
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Carlo Festuccia Hooker 20 June 1980 39 Italy Gran Parma [12]
Leonardo Ghiraldini Hooker 26 December 1984 5 Italy Calvisano
Fabio Ongaro Hooker 23 September 1977 49 England Saracens
Matías Agüero Prop 13 February 1981 7 Italy Viadana
Martin Castrogiovanni Prop 21 October 1981 45 England Leicester Tigers
Andrea Lo Cicero Prop 7 May 1976 67 Italy L'Aquila [13]
Salvatore Perugini Prop 6 March 1978 44 France Toulouse
Valerio Bernabò Lock 3 March 1984 11 Italy Calvisano
Marco Bortolami (c) Lock 12 June 1980 61 England Gloucester
Carlo Del Fava Lock 1 July 1981 21 France Bourgoin
Santiago Dellapè Lock 9 May 1978 44 France Biarritz Olympique
Mauro Bergamasco Flanker 1 May 1979 58 France Stade Français
Silvio Orlando Flanker 9 February 1981 13 Italy Benetton Treviso
Josh Sole Flanker 15 February 1980 21 Italy Viadana
Alessandro Zanni Flanker 31 January 1984 16 Italy Calvisano
Sergio Parisse Number 8 13 September 1983 42 France Stade Français
Manoa Vosawai Number 8 12 August 1983 2 Italy Overmach Parma
Paul Griffen Scrum-half 30 March 1975 35 Italy Calvisano
Alessandro Troncon (vc) Scrum-half 6 September 1973 97 France Clermont Auvergne
Roland de Marigny Fly-half 17 November 1975 17 Italy Calvisano
Ramiro Pez Fly-half 6 December 1978 38 France Bayonne
Mirco Bergamasco Centre 23 February 1983 44 France Stade Français
Gonzalo Canale Centre 11 November 1982 33 France Clermont Auvergne
Andrea Masi Centre 30 March 1981 31 France Biarritz Olympique
Pablo Canavosio Wing 26 December 1981 16 France Castres Olympique
Matteo Pratichetti Wing 27 July 1985 7 Italy Calvisano
Kaine Robertson Wing 29 October 1980 23 Italy Viadana
Marko Stanojevic Wing 1 October 1979 6 England Bristol [14]
David Bortolussi Fullback 21 July 1981 10 France Montpellier Hérault
Ezio Galon Fullback 22 July 1977 11 Italy Overmach Parma

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 New Zealand[edit]

Squad announced 22 July 2007 accessed from BBC Sport.

Head Coach: New Zealand Graham Henry
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Portugal[edit]

Squad announced 15 August 2007, accessed from Portugal Rugby, extra stats from 2rugby.

Head Coach: Portugal Tomaz Morais
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Romania[edit]

Squad announced 14 August 2007 accessed from Rugby Rugby

Head Coach: France Daniel Santamans
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Scotland[edit]

Squad announced 14 August 2007, accessed from SRU On Alasdair Dickinson was called up to the Scotland 2007 World Cup squad, on his 24th birthday, to replace the injured Allan Jacobsen.[17]

Head Coach: Scotland Frank Hadden
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

Pool D[edit]

 Argentina[edit]

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

Martín Gaitán was forced to withdraw from the squad on 18 August after it was discovered he had a blocked artery in his heart, and was replaced by Hernán Senillosa.[18] José María Núñez Piossek was forced to withdraw from the squad due to injury on 30 August, and was replaced by Federico Martín Aramburú.[19] Mario Ledesma was forced to withdraw from the squad for the third-place match against France due to injury on 15 October, and was replaced by Eusebio Guiñazú.[20]

Head Coach: Argentina Marcelo Loffreda
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 France[edit]

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

Head Coach: France Bernard Laporte
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

The following players are on reserve in case of withdrawals from the squad.
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Georgia[edit]

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

Head Coach: Georgia (country) Malkhaz Cheishvili
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Ireland[edit]

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

Head Coach: Ireland Eddie O'Sullivan
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

 Namibia[edit]

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

Head Coach: Namibia Hakkies Husselman
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

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

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  6. ^ de Koning, Jan (2007-10-01). "Planes, Trains and Bloem Babies". Planet-Rugby.com. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Shepherd earns Wallabies call-up". Qantas Wallabies. 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-09-11. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Turinui replaces injured Lyons". rugbyworldcup.com. 2007-10-01. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  9. ^ "Kitagawa replaces Ohata". Rugbyrugby.com. 2007-08-28. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  10. ^ "Second chance for Del Fava". tvnz.co.nz. 2007-08-28. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  11. ^ "Italy call up Orlando to replace injured Barbieri". uk.reuters.com. 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  12. ^ Festuccia has signed with Racing Métro for the 2007-08 season.
  13. ^ Lo Cicero has signed with Racing Métro for the 2007-08 season.
  14. ^ Stanojevic has signed with Calvisano for the 2007-08 season.
  15. ^ Allain has signed with Sale Sharks for the 2007-08 season.
  16. ^ Mateus has signed with Munster for the 2007-08 season.
  17. ^ Dickinson called up Scotsman - 11 September 2007
  18. ^ "Gaitán out of hospital and World Cup". RugbyRugby.com. 2007-08-22. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  19. ^ "Otro golpe para los Pumas" (in Spanish). La Nación. 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  20. ^ Rugby News Service (2007-10-15). "Argentina call up replacement". Rugby World Cup. Archived from the original on 18 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-16.