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Rugby World Cup 2019 teams and squads

The All Blacks are the defending World Cup champions. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The 2019 Rugby World Cup squads have all been confirmed, with each team announcing their 31-man touring party for the showpiece event in Japan.

The tournament is divided into four Pools of five teams, with the top two teams from each qualifying for the quarter-finals.

Originally, Romania had booked their place in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. However, it was later revealed they fielded ineligible players in their qualification games and have been replaced by Russia.

Here is every squad for all 20 of the sides competing at Japan 2019.

2019 Rugby World Cup teams

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Pool A | Pool B | Pool C | Pool D

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Argentina | Australia | Canada | | England | Fiji | France | Georgia | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Namibia | New Zealand | Russia | Samoa | Scotland | South Africa | Tonga | Uruguay | USA | Wales

Pool A

Ireland

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Ranked world number 1 coming into the World Cup, Ireland come to Japan with a strong squad full of Six Nations-winning experience. Hooker Rory Best captains the side from a strong forward pack including the likes of Cian Healy, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony, and there’s plenty of talent in the backline, headlined by halves Jonny Sexton and Conor Murray and winger Jacob Stockdale.

Ireland World Cup squad

Forwards
Rory Best (c), Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Dave Kilcoyne, Iain Henderson, Jean Kleyn, Peter O’Mahony, Andrew Porter, Rhys Ruddock, James Ryan, John Ryan, Niall Scannell, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier

Backs
Bundee Aki, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Robbie Henshaw, Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Luke McGrath, Conor Murray, Garry Ringrose, Jonathan Sexton, Jacob Stockdale

Jacob Stockdale

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Japan
Japan will be captained by veteran back-rower Michael Leitch in their home World Cup as the Brave Blossoms seek to make the quarter-finals for the first time.

One notable name in Jamie Joseph’s squad is Amanaki Mafi. The former Melbourne Rebels back-rower has an impending court case hanging over his head but has been picked to play despite that, and is probably the most talented member of the Japanese side.

Japan World Cup squad

Forwards
Michael Leitch (c), Keita Inagaki, Yusuke Kizu, Jiwon Koo, Isileli Nakajima, Asaeli Valu, Takuya Kitade, Atsushi Sakate, Shota Horie, Luke Thompson, Wimpie van der Walt, Uwe Helu, James Moore, Hendrik Tui, Yoshitaka Tokunaga, Pieter Labuschagne, Kazuki Himeno, Amanaki Mafi.

Backs
Kaito Shigeno, Fumiaki Tanaka, Yutaka Nagare, Yu Tamura, Rikiya Matsuda, Kenki Fukuoka, Ataata Moeakiola, Lomano Lemeki, William Tupou, Ryoto Nakamura, Timothy Lafaele, Kotaro Matsushima, Ryohei Yamanaka.

Russia
2019 will be Russia’s second appearance at the World Cup, following a winless campaign in 2011. They were gifted a European qualifying spot for the tournament in bizarre circumstances, after Spain, Romania and Belgium were all disqualified for using ineligible players at the qualification stages, giving Russia the final spot in the Europe block.

Russia World Cup squad

Forwards
Azamat Bitiev, Andrey Garbuzov, Kirill Gotovtsev, Victor Gresev, Bogdan Fedotko, Vitaliy Zhivatov, Evgeny Matveev, Andrey Polivalov, Vladimir Podrezov, Evgeny Yelgin, Stanislav Selsky, Nikita Vavilin, Sergey Chernyshev, Tagir Gadzhiev, Roman Khodin, Andrei Ostrikov, Valery Morozov, Anton Sychev.

Backs
Vasily Artemyev (c), Igor Galinovsky, Kirill Golosnitsky, Vasily Dorofeev, Yuri Kushnarev, German Davydov, Dmitry Perov, Vladislav Sozonov, Dmitry Gerasimov, Ramil Gaysin, Denis Simplikevich, Vladimir Ostroushko, Sergey Yanyushkin.

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Samoa
Samoan coach Steve Jackson has named a 31-man squad full of local talent. Former Hurricane and current Bristol flanker Jack Lam is the side’s captain, while Super Rugby fans will recognise Michael Alaalatoa’s name in the squad.

The brother of Wallabies prop Allan, Michael made his debut for the Samoans in the World Cup warm-up against Australia and brings with him plenty of experience as a member of the Crusaders’ recent Super Rugby three-peat.

Samoa World Cup squad

Forwards
Jack Lam (c), Afaesetiti Amosa, TJ Ioane, Piula Fa’asalele, Josh Tyrell, Chris Vui, Teofilo Paulo, Kane Leaupepe, Senio Toleafoa, Michael Alaalatoa, Paul Alo-Emile, James Lay, Jordan Lay, Logovi’i Mulipola, Motu Matu’u, Ray Niuia, Seilala Lam

Backs
Ed Fidow, Tim Nanai-Williams, Ahsee Tuala, Belgium Tuatagaloa, Henry Taefu, Alapati Leiua, Reynold Lee-Lo, Kieron Fonotia, AJ Atatimu, Tusi Pisi, Ulupano Seuteni, Dwayne Polotaivao, Melani Matavao, Scott Malolua

Scotland
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend announced his World Cup in September, naming a mix of experienced and youthful players for the campaign. May with room for two more players to be added, one in the forwards and another in the backs.

Veteran John Barclay is the only man with more than one World Cup to his name in the squad, the 32-year-old making his third appearance, while the likes of Stuart Hogg, Finn Russell and Greig Laidlaw will be looking to improve on their one tournament outing which ended in quarter-final defeat last time.

Stuart McInally is Scotland’s captain.

Scotland World Cup squad

Forwards
Stuart McInally (c), John Barclay, Simon Berghan, Fraser Brown, Scott Cummings, Allan Dell, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Willem Nel, Gordon Reid, Jamie Ritchie, Blade Thomson, Ben Toolis, George Turner, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson.

Backs
Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Pete Horne, Sam Johnson, Blair Kinghorn, Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland, Ali Price, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour, Duncan Taylor.

Finn Russell

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Pool B

Canada
Canada’s squad features barnstorming winger DTH vs der Merwe, who made a massive impact at the last tournament, while Chiefs forward Tyler Ardron captains the side.

Canada World Cup squad
Forwards
Tyler Ardron (c), Kyle Baillie, Justin Blanchet, Hubert Buydens, Luke Campbell, Matt Heaton, Eric Howard, Jake Ilnicki, Cole Keith, Conor Keys, Evan Olmstead, Benoit Piffero, Andrew Quattrin, Lucas Rumball, Djustice Sears-Duru, Mike Sheppard, Matt Tierney.

Backs
Nick Blevins, Andrew Coe, Jeff Hassler, Ciaran Hearn, DTH van der Merwe, Ben LeSage, Jamie Mackenzie, Phil Mack, Gordon McRorie, Peter Nelson, Shane O’Leary, Pat Parfrey, Taylor Paris, Conor Trainor.

Italy
Japan 2019 will be the record-equaling fifth tournament appearance for Italian captain Sergio Parisse, joining compatriot Mauro Bergamasco and Brian Lima on the mark.

Hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini and back-rower Alessandro Zanni also knock off milestones with their inclusion in the squad, taking part in their fourth tournaments, while Tito Tebaldi has finally been picked for a World Cup. The scrumhalf made his Test debut a decade ago but missed out on both the 2011 and 2015 campaigns.

Italy World Cup squad

Fowards
Sergio Parisse (c), Simone Ferrari, Andrea Lovotti, Tiziano Pasquali, Nicola Quaglio, Marco Riccioni, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Oliviero Fabiani, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Dean Budd, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Alessandro Zanni, Maxime Mbanda, Sebastian Negri, Jake Polledri, Abraham Steyn

Backs
Callum Braley, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tito Tebaldi, Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Tommaso Benvenuti, Michele Campagnaro, Luca Morisi, Mattia Bellini, Giulio Bisegni, Jayden Hayward, Matteo Minozzi, Edoardo Padovani.

Namibia
Namibia’s sixth straight appearance at the Rugby World Cup will be headlined by scrum-half Eugene Jantjies making his fourth appearance. Jantjies is one of five players to have made an appearance as far back as the 2011 Cup. Johan Deysel is the captain.

Namibia World Cup squad

Forwards
Obert Nortje, Louis van der Westhuizen, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Aranos Coetzee, AJ de Klerk, André Rademeyer, Desiderius Sethie, Nelius Theron, Johan Retief, Tjiuee Uanivi, PJ van Lill, Adriaan Booysen, Wian Conradie, Thomasau Forbes, Prince Gaoseb, Max Katjijeko, Rohan Kitshoff, Janco Venter

Backs
Johan Deysel (c), Helarius Kisting, Lesley Klim, PJ Walters, Chad Plato, Johann Tromp, Darryl de la Harpe, JC Greyling, Justin Newman, Janry du Toit, Cliven Loubser, Eugene Jantjies, Damian Stevens

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New Zealand
The All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad was announced on Wednesday, August 28. Going for an unprecedented third consecutive title, Kieran Read will captain the side.

While much of the world-beating All Blacks squad for the World Cup picks itself, the All Blacks were sweating on some injured stars passing fit.

Despite all battling injuries, Richie Mo’unga, Jack Goodhue, Brodie Retallick and Ryan Crotty have all been selected in the All Blacks 31-man squad. While Mo’unga was never likely to miss out on selection, Retallick was thought to be in serious danger of missing the showpiece tournament after he dislocated his shoulder during the Rugby Championship.

Meanwhile, Goodhue failed to complete Bledisloe 1 with a high hamstring strain and Crotty suffered a broken thumb in the lead-up to the Super Rugby final, causing him to miss the entire Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup for the All Blacks.

While New Zealand do have injury concerns, all of the usual suspects have been included in the squad, with Sam Whitelock, Dane Coles, Joe Moody, Scott Barrett, Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara headlining the charge alongside captain Read.

Maybe their biggest omission from the squad is Ngani Laumape, with the centre left out of the team to travel to Japan, with the All Blacks including Anton Lienert-Brown in their roster instead.

Also left out was veteran prop Owen Franks, who has plenty of World Cup experience, and Liam Squire.

Luke Jacobson was initially named in the All Blacks’ squad for his first tournament appearance, but the onset of delayed concussion symptoms saw him replaced by Shannon Frizell.

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New Zealand World Cup squad

Forwards
Kieran Read (c), Scott Barrett, Sam Cane, Dane Coles, Liam Coltman, Shannon Frizell, Nepo Laulala, Atu Moli, Joe Moody, Brodie Retallick, Ardie Savea, Angus Ta’avao, Codie Taylor, Matt Todd, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ofa Tuungafasi, Sam Whitelock

Backs
Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Ryan Crotty, Jack Goodhue, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Richie Mo’unga, TJ Perenara, Sevu Reece, Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Brad Weber, Sonny Bill Williams

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South Africa
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has named his 31-man squad for the World Cup in Japan, fresh off their historic Rugby Championship victory.

Big lock Eben Etzebeth has controversially been named despite the ongoing allegations of an assault on a homeless man, while fellow Test player under a cloud of controversy, Aphiwe Dyantyi, was not selected after testing positive for a banned substance.

Siya Kolisi has been named after overcoming a knee injury and is set to captain the Springboks in Japan, with Erasmus confirming he is “medically fine”.

Former Springboks skipper Warren Whitely and utility back Damian Willemse have missed out on the squad due to injury.

South Africa World Cup squad

Forwards
Siya Kolisi (c), Schalk Brits, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, RG Snyman, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Francois Louw, Kwagga Smith, Duane Vermeulen

Backs
Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies, Cobus Reinach, Elton Jantjies, Handre Pollard, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Jesse Kriel, Frans Steyn, Makazole Mapimpi, Sbu Nkosi, Cheslin Kolbe, Warrick Gelant, Willie le Roux

Pool C

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Argentina
Argentina’s 31-man World Cup squad is composed almost entirely of Jaguares players after their run to the Super Rugby final. Coach Mario Ledesma named 26 players from the franchise, including Pumas skipper Pablo Matera, experienced hooker Agustin Creevy, star fullback Emiliano Boffelli, and surprise selection Rodrigo Bruno, who pipped Facundo Isa for a forwards spot.

With Toulon forward Isa missing out on selection, there are just three overseas-based players in the squad – France-based flyhalves Nicolas Sanchez and Benjamin Urdapilleta, and Saracens prop Juan Figallo – and two locally based non-Jaguares.

Argentina World Cup Squad

Forwards
Pablo Matera (c), Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo, Mayco Vivas, Agustin Creevy, Julian Montoya, Santiago Socino, Juan Figallo, Santiago Medrano, Enrique Pieretto, Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lezana, Javier Ortega Desio, Marcos Kremer, Rodrigo Bruni, Juan Manuel Leguizamon.

Backs
Tomas Cubelli, Felipe Ezcurra, Nicolas Sanchez, Benjamin Urdapilleta, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Matias Orlando, Matias Moroni, Lucan Mensa, Juan Cruz Mallia, Ramiro Moyano, Bautista Delguy, Emiliano Boffelli, Joaquin Tuculet, Santiago Carreras.

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England
England coach Eddie Jones has named his 31-man squad for the World Cup, with the big headline being the shock omission of Ben Te’o.

The former NRL star found himself in hot water after a physical altercation with teammate Mike Brown saw him banned for the last week of training. Jones, however, refused to discuss the specific reasons behind Te’o’s omission when asked. Brad Shields and Mike Brown are among the other notable exclusions.

Eight players from premiership winners Saracens have made the cut, while Bath Rugby’s Ruaridh McConnochie is the only uncapped player included.

One of the more interesting additions to any of the World Cup squad is that of Joe Marler, who had announced his retirement from international rugby last year after 59 Tests in the white jumper. Despite that, he’s been named for the squad having made himself available once again.

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One area of concern for the English would be the inclusion of just two scrumhalves; Ben Youngs and rookie Will Heinz.

England World Cup Squad

Forwards
Dan Cole, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Jack Singleton, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Mark Wilson

Backs
Owen Farrell (c), Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, George Ford, Piers Francis, Willi Heinz, Jonathan Josep, Jonny May, Ruaridh McConnochie, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs

Owen Farrell England Rugby Union Test 2016

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France
Former captain Mathieu Bastareaud has been left out of France’s squad, with forward Guilhem Guirado to skipper the side in Japan. There’s also no room for Morgan Parra, with the 71-Test halfback left out of the lineup on the back of an ankle injury.

Eight players from Toulouse have been included in Les Blues’ squad following the side’s recent championship-winning season.

France World Cup squad

Forwards
Guilhem Guirado (c), Gregory Alldritt, Yacouba Camara, Arthur Iturria, Charles Ollivon, Wenceslas Lauret, Louis Picamoles, Paul Gabrillagues, Bernard Le Roux, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Demba Bamba, Emerick Setiano, Rabah Slimani, Camille Chat, Peato Mauvaka, Cyril Baille, Jefferson Poirot

Backs
Maxime Medard, Thomas Ramos, Yoann Huget, Damian Penaud, Aivereti Raka, Wesley Fofana, Gael Fickou, Sofiane Guitoune, Virimi Vakatawa, Camille Lopez, Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont, Maxime Machenaud, Baptiste Serin.

Tonga
Coach Toutai Kefu finalised his Tongan squad just over a fortnight out from the start of the World Cup.

Nasi Manu, a veteran of New Zealand rugby before going overseas, was named to make his return to international rugby having missed the entire Pro14 season while battling testicular cancer.

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Departing Hurricanes lock Sam Lousi is one of just two Super Rugby players in the side, prop Vunipola Fifita the other, with much of the squad playing their club rugby in Europe.

Tonga World Cup squad

Forwards
Siegfried ‘Fisiihoi, Vunipola Fifita, Latu ‘Talakai, Paula ‘Ngauamo, Sosefo ‘Sakalia, Siua Maile, Siua ‘Halanukonuka, Ma’afu Fia, Ben Tameifuna, Sam Lousi, Leva Fifita, Sitiveni Mafi, Sione Kalamafoni, Maama ‘Vaipulu, Fotu ‘Lokotui, Zane ‘Kapeli, Dan Faleafa, Nasi Manu.

Backs
Siale Piutau (c), Sonatane Takulua, Leon ‘Fukofuka, Samisoni Fisilau, Kurt Morath, James ‘Faiva, Malietoa Hingano, Nafi Tuitavake, Atieli Pakalani, David Halaifonua, Viliami Lolohea, Cooper Vuna, Telusa Veainu.

United States of America
The last of the 20 nations to name their team for the World Cup, the USA opted for a versatile squad to take to Japan. Captained by Blaine Scully, the squad features a number of sevens players, including three who appeared at the 2016 Rio Olympics: Nate Augspurger, Martin Iosefo and Ben Pinkelman.

Coach Gary Gold has opted for a forward-heavy touring party, with the squad split into 18 forwards and 13 backs.

USA World Cup squad

Forwards
David Ainu’u, Malon Al-Jiboori, Nate Brakeley, Nick Civetta, Cam Dolan, Dylan Fawsitt, Eric Fry, Hanco Germishuys, James Hilterbrand, Olive Kilifi, Tony Lamborn, Titi Lamositele, Ben Landry Lo, Paul Mullen, Gregory Peterson, Ben Pinkelman, John Quill, Joseph Taufete’e.

Backs
Blaine Scully (c), Nate Augspurger, Marcel Brache, Bryce Campbell, Shaun Davies, Ruben De Haas, Will Hooley, Martin Iosefo, Paul Lasike, AJ MacGinty, Will Magi, Thretton Palamo, Mike Te’o.

Pool D

Australia
Michael Hooper will captain the side in Japan, and is joined in the forwards by Allan Alaalatoa, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, James Slipper, Rory Arnold, Izack Rodda and Isi Naisarani.

Star flanker David Pocock has been named in the squad despite being yet to play for the Wallabies in 2019 on account of the calf injury which prematurely ended his Super Rugby career, while Adam Coleman and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto are included after starting in Australia’s last Bledisloe Cup match.

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With three hookers to be taken to Japan, Tolu Latu, Folau Fainga’a and Jordan Uelese have been selected ahead of Tatafu Polota-Nau, who misses out. Latu and Fainga’a are in the box seat for selection having each started in two Tests this year.

Nic White and Will Genia will be the two main halfbacks. Christian Lealiifano, Matt To’omua, Kurtley Beale and Samu Kerevi are also in the squad.

Reece Hodge and Marika Koroibete have formed the Wallabies’ first-choice wing pairing, while James O’Connor is also included after playing a starring role at outside centre in the side’s Bledisloe 1 victory.

Jordan Petaia has been handed a World Cup spot before making his international debut. The Reds outside back has played limited rugby since being floored by a lisfranc injury in Round 3 of the Super Rugby season.

Wallabies World Cup squad

Forwards
Michael Hooper (c), Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Folau Fainga’a, Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Isi Naisarani, David Pocock, Izack Rodda, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Jordan Uelese

Backs
Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Lealiifano, James O’Connor, Jordan Petaia, Matt Toomua, Nic White

Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper

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Wales
Coming off their 2019 Six Nations victory, Wales will enter the World Cup as one of the favourites. Coach Warren Gatland, who will head back home to New Zealand to coach the Chiefs after the tournament, reduced his 42-man training squad down to the final 31 in September.

Alun Wyn Jones will captain the side, with Cory Hill the surprise inclusion given he’s currently nursing a leg fracture. Jarrod Evans, who started at No.10 in Wales’ final World Cup warmup, is a surprise omission, while Scarlets veterans Samson Lee and Rob Evans are also on the outer.

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Wales World Cup squad

Forwards
Alun Wyn Jones (c), Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Rhys Carre, James Davies, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, Wyn Jones, Dillon Lewis, Ross Moriarty, Josh Navidi, Ken Owens, Aaron Shingler, Nick Smith, Justin Tipuric, Aaron Wainwright

Backs
Josh Adams, Hallam Amos, Dan Biggar, Aled Davies, Gareth Davies, Jonathan Davies, Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Hadleigh Parkes, Rhys Patchell, Owen Watkin, Liam Williams, Tomos Williams

Fiji
Fijian coach John McKee has named an experienced squad to take to Japan, with 17 players backing up from the 2015 campaign. Dominiko Waqaniburotu is the side’s captain, one of 18 forwards named by McKee, while the 14 backs are headlined by former NRL star and current Toulouse centre Semi Radradra.

Also included are four members of the Fijian sevens side which claimed their country’s maiden Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games – Josua Tuisova, Viliame Mata, Semi Kunatani and Leone Nakarawa, the latter of whom is one of five players to be playing at a third World Cup.

Fiji World Cup squad

Forwards
Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c), Tevita Cavubati, Mesulame Dolokoto, Semi Kunatani, Campese Ma’afu, Viliame Mata, Samuel Matavesi, Eroni Mawi, Leone Nakarawa, Api Ratuniyarawa, Tevita Ratuva, Peni Ravai, Manasa Saulo, Kalivati Tawake, Ratu Vere Vugakoto, Mosese Voka, Peceli Yato.

Backs
Levani Botia, Vereniki Goneva, Frank Lomani, Joshua Matavesi, Nikola Matawalu, Kini Murimurivalu, Filipo Nakosi, Waisea Nayacalevu, Semi Radradra, Henry Seniloli, Josua Tuisova, Jale Vatubua, Alivereti Veitokani, Ben Volavola.

Georgia
Georgia’s biggest selection surprise is easily the return of former skipper Mamuka Gorgodze after his international retirement in May 2017. The Georgians have steadily improved at each World Cup since first qualifying in 2003 and will be hoping to cause some upsets in the group stage.

Georgia World Cup squad

Forwards
Mikheil Nariashvili, Guram Gogichashvili, Shalva Mamukashvili, Jaba Bregvadze, Vano Karkadze, Levan Chilachava, Giorgi Melikidze, Beka Gigashvili, Giorgi Nemsadze, Shalva Sutiashvili, Mamuka Gorgodze, Kote Mikautadze, Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, Lasha Lomidze, Otar Giorgadze, Beka Gorgadze, Beka Saghinadze.

Backs
Merab Sharikadze (c), Sandro Todua, Soso Matiashvili, Mirian Modebadze, Zurab Dzneladze, Davit Katcharava, Tamaz Mtchedlidze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Lasha Malaghuradze, Lasha Khmaladze, Tedo Abzhandadze, Giorgi Begadze, Vasil Lobzhanidze, Gela Aprasidze

Uruguay
Uruguay finalised their squad in September.

Uruguay World Cup squad

Forwards
Juan Manuel Gaminara (c), Facundo Gattas, Joaquín Jaunsolo, Mateo Sanguinetti, Germán Kessler, Guillermo Pujadas, Diego Arbelo, Juan Echeverría, Juan Pedro Rombys, Ignacio Dotti, Manuel Leindekar, Diego Magno, Franco Lamana, Manuel Ardao, Santiago Civetta, Manuel Diana, Juan Diego Ormaechea, Alejandro Nieto

Backs
Agustín Ormaechea, Santiago Arata
Felipe Berchesi, Felipe Etcheverry, Juan Manuel Cat, Santiago Vilaseca, Agustín Della Corte, Tomás Inciarte, Federico Favaro, Nicolás Freitas, Leandro Leivas, Gastón Mieres, Rodrigo Silva

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