2011 Rugby World Cup squads

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Main article: 2011 Rugby World Cup

The 2011 Rugby World Cup was an international rugby union tournament held in New Zealand from 9 September until 23 October 2011. This article lists the official squads for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Each of the twenty nations was required to confirm its 30-man squad by 23 August; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.

Under competition rules, replacements are made only for medical or compassionate reasons. To implement a replacement the team completes a form and sends it to Rugby World Cup along with a medical certificate where appropriate. Once signed off, the replacement is not allowed to play for 48 hours and the replacement is permanent.

Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad. Number of caps and players' ages are indicated as of 9 September 2011 – the tournament's opening day.

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

Taylor Paris of Canada was the youngest player named to a squad at 18, while Russia's Viacheslav Grachev, 38, was the oldest. However, Paris did not appear in any of Canada's matches,[1] making Wales' 19-year-old George North the youngest to actually appear in the World Cup.

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

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

South Africa had the most capped side in the World Cup with 1224 caps.

Pool A[edit]

 Canada[edit]

Canada's 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup was named on 8 July.[2]

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

 France[edit]

Marc Lièvremont announced his 30-man France squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup on 21 August.[3] David Skrela was injured and subsequently replaced by Jean-Marc Doussain.[4]

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

 Japan[edit]

Japan's 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup was named on 22 August.[5] Justin Ives and Ryukoliniasi Holani were ruled out with injury, they were replaced by Yuji Kitagawa and Toetsu Taufa.[6] Tomoki Yoshida and Yuta Imamura were ruled out with injury, they were replaced by Ippei Asada and Bryce Robins.[7]

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

 New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand's 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup was announced on 23 August.[8]

On 1 October, Dan Carter sustained a tournament-ending groin injury and was replaced in the squad by Aaron Cruden.[9]

On 9 October, Mils Muliaina sustained a shoulder fracture and Colin Slade suffered a groin tear. Stephen Donald and Hosea Gear were called into the squad to replace them.[10]

Squad and caps are current as of 10 October 2011.

Head Coach: 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
Corey Flynn Hooker (1981-01-05) 5 January 1981 (age 33) 15 New Zealand Crusaders
Andrew Hore Hooker (1978-09-13) 13 September 1978 (age 35) 60 New Zealand Hurricanes
Keven Mealamu (vc) Hooker (1979-03-20) 20 March 1979 (age 35) 90 New Zealand Blues
John Afoa Prop (1983-09-10) 10 September 1983 (age 30) 36 New Zealand Blues
Ben Franks Prop (1984-03-27) 27 March 1984 (age 30) 14 New Zealand Crusaders
Owen Franks Prop (1987-12-23) 23 December 1987 (age 26) 29 New Zealand Crusaders
Tony Woodcock Prop (1981-01-27) 27 January 1981 (age 33) 81 New Zealand Blues
Anthony Boric Lock (1983-12-27) 27 December 1983 (age 30) 23 New Zealand Blues
Brad Thorn Lock (1975-02-03) 3 February 1975 (age 39) 57 New Zealand Crusaders
Sam Whitelock Lock (1988-10-12) 12 October 1988 (age 25) 23 New Zealand Crusaders
Ali Williams Lock (1981-04-30) 30 April 1981 (age 33) 71 New Zealand Blues
Jerome Kaino Flanker (1983-04-06) 6 April 1983 (age 31) 46 New Zealand Blues
Richie McCaw (c) Flanker (1980-12-31) 31 December 1980 (age 33) 101 New Zealand Crusaders
Adam Thomson Flanker (1982-03-13) 13 March 1982 (age 32) 24 New Zealand Highlanders
Kieran Read Number 8 (1985-10-26) 26 October 1985 (age 28) 34 New Zealand Crusaders
Victor Vito Number 8 (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 27) 12 New Zealand Hurricanes
Jimmy Cowan Scrum-half (1982-03-06) 6 March 1982 (age 32) 51 New Zealand Highlanders
Andy Ellis Scrum-half (1984-02-21) 21 February 1984 (age 30) 24 New Zealand Crusaders
Piri Weepu Scrum-half (1983-09-07) 7 September 1983 (age 30) 54 New Zealand Hurricanes
Aaron Cruden Fly-half (1989-01-08) 8 January 1989 (age 25) 7 New Zealand Hurricanes
Stephen Donald Fly-half (1983-12-03) 3 December 1983 (age 30) 22 New Zealand Chiefs
Richard Kahui Centre (1985-06-09) 9 June 1985 (age 29) 15 New Zealand Chiefs
Ma’a Nonu Centre (1982-05-21) 21 May 1982 (age 32) 64 New Zealand Hurricanes
Conrad Smith Centre (1981-10-12) 12 October 1981 (age 32) 53 New Zealand Hurricanes
Sonny Bill Williams Centre (1985-04-03) 3 April 1985 (age 29) 12 New Zealand Crusaders
Hosea Gear Wing (1984-03-16) 16 March 1984 (age 30) 8 New Zealand Hurricanes
Zac Guildford Wing (1989-02-08) 8 February 1989 (age 25) 8 New Zealand Crusaders
Cory Jane Wing (1983-02-02) 2 February 1983 (age 31) 30 New Zealand Hurricanes
Israel Dagg Fullback (1988-06-06) 6 June 1988 (age 26) 10 New Zealand Crusaders
Isaia Toeava Fullback (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 28) 36 New Zealand Blues

 Tonga[edit]

Tonga's 30-man RWC squad was announced on 23 August. Chairman Bob Tuckey allegedly resigned over the proposed selection of former captain Nili Latu.[11]

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

Pool B[edit]

 Argentina[edit]

30-man Argentina squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[12] Alvaro Galindo was ruled out with injury and replaced by Genaro Fessia.[13] Gonzalo Tiesi was injured during the England game, he was replaced by Lucas Borges.[14]

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

 England[edit]

Martin Johnson announced England's 30-man squad on 22 August.[15] Andrew Sheridan was ruled out due to injury and was replaced by Thomas Waldrom on 25 September.[16]

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

 Georgia[edit]

Georgia named their 30-man squad on 22 August.[17]

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

 Romania[edit]

Romania's 30-man RWC squad.[18] Cătălin Fercu was forced to withdraw after his fear of flying prevented him from travelling to New Zealand; Adrian Apostol replaced him.[19]

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

 Scotland[edit]

Scotland's 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[20]

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

Pool C[edit]

 Australia[edit]

The 30-man squad for the RWC was announced on 18 August, with James Horwill replacing Rocky Elsom as the new captain.[21] Wycliff Palu and Drew Mitchell were ruled out after the Russia test, Hodgson and Turner replaced them.[22]

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

 Ireland[edit]

Ireland's 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[23] Shane Jennings was called up to replace David Wallace after the latter suffered a knee injury in Ireland's final warm-up Test against England.[24] On 14 September Damien Varley was called up to replace Jerry Flannery after Flannery tore his left calf muscle during a training session.[25]

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

 Italy[edit]

Nick Mallett announced his 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup on 22 July.[26] Tommaso D'Apice returned to Italy after damaging ligaments in his left knee and was replaced by Franco Sbaraglini.[27]

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

 Russia[edit]

Russia announced their 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup on 23 August.[28] Igor Galinovskiy was ruled out with a broken leg, Sergey Trishin replaced him.[29]

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

 United States[edit]

Eddie O'Sullivan announced his 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup on 22 August.[30]

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

Pool D[edit]

 Fiji[edit]

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

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

 Namibia[edit]

Namibia's 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.[32]

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

 Samoa[edit]

Coach Fuimaono Tafua's, 30-man Samoa squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[33]

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

 South Africa[edit]

On 23 August, South Africa named a 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.[34] Zane Kirchner replaced the injured François Steyn on 2 October.[35]

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

 Wales[edit]

On 22 August, Wales named a 30-man squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.[36]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Player representation by club[edit]

Players Clubs
14 Ireland Leinster, Russia VVA-Podmoskovye
13 France Clermont, France Toulouse
12 Italy Benetton Treviso, New Zealand Crusaders, France Montpellier
11 England Leicester Tigers, Wales Ospreys
10 Japan Suntory Sungoliath, Italy Aironi, Australia Reds, England Sale Sharks, Wales Scarlets, France Stade Français

Player representation by league[edit]

League Players Percentage Outside national squad
Total 600
France France 126 21% 96
Celtic League 105 17.5% 13
England England 81 13.5% 55
New Zealand New Zealand 48 8% 18
Japan Japan 36 6% 7
Australia Australia 35 5.8% 5
South Africa South Africa 35 5.8% 8
Others 134 22.3%

Average age of squads[edit]

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

Coaches representation by country[edit]

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

Squad caps[edit]

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

Notes and references[edit]

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  3. ^ "France cut Domingo and Marconnet". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Skrela blow for Les Bleus". Planet Rugby. 2011-09-14. 
  5. ^ "Kirwan wants two wins from Japan". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Japan suffer second RWC ending injury". ESPN Scrum. 2011-09-11. 
  7. ^ "Back-up Blossoms called up". Yomiuri. 2011-09-19. 
  8. ^ "Vito sneaks into World Cup 30". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-23. 
  9. ^ "All Blacks' worst fears confirmed". The New Zealand Herald. 2011-10-01. 
  10. ^ "All Blacks: Donald & Gear called up". The New Zealand Herald. 2011-10-01. 
  11. ^ "Tonga name 30, chairman resigns?". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-23. 
  12. ^ "Hernandez to miss World Cup". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-10. 
  13. ^ "Back-row change in Argentina squad". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-29. 
  14. ^ "Injury count on the rise at Rugby World Cup". Google News. 2011-09-12. 
  15. ^ "England agony for Flutey and Fourie". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-22. 
  16. ^ "Waldrom replaces Sheridan in RWC squad". ESPN Scrum. 2011-09-25. 
  17. ^ "Georgia squad has French flavour". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-23. 
  18. ^ "Romania bolstered by Perpignan pair". IRB. 2011-08-23. 
  19. ^ "Fear of flying ends World Cup dream". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-31. 
  20. ^ "Kellock leads 30-strong Scotland". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-22. 
  21. ^ "Elsom hands over reins to Horwill". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-18. 
  22. ^ "Wallabies call up Turner and Hodgson". Planet Rugby. 2011-10-02. 
  23. ^ "O'Leary out, Murphy in for Ireland". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-22. 
  24. ^ "Jennings gets World Cup call". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-28. 
  25. ^ "JIreland hooker Jerry Flannery out of World Cup". BBC Sport. 2011-10-14. 
  26. ^ "Italy unveil World Cup squad". Planet Rugby. 2011-07-22. 
  27. ^ "Sbaraglini answers Italy's SOS". Planet Rugby. 2011-09-23. 
  28. ^ "Russia unveil World Cup squad". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-23. 
  29. ^ "Russia centre Galinovsky ruled out of World Cup". LA Times. 2011-09-01. [dead link]
  30. ^ "USA submit their RWC 30". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-22. 
  31. ^ "Fiji reveal World Cup squad". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-20. 
  32. ^ "Burger leads Namibian 30". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-18. 
  33. ^ "Samoa name strong squad". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-24. 
  34. ^ "Defending champs show their hand". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-23. 
  35. ^ "Kirchner in for crocked Steyn". Planet Rugby. 2011-10-02. 
  36. ^ "Warburton leads Welsh 30". Planet Rugby. 2011-08-22.