2019 RWC - Squads



  • Official, final squads only. Not a match thread.



  • England’s official Rugby World Cup squad

    Forwards
    Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) **
    Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)
    Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 11 caps)
    Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
    Jamie George (Saracens, 37 caps) *
    Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27 caps)
    George Kruis (Saracens, 32 caps) *
    Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59 caps) *
    Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 72 caps) **
    Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
    Joe Marler (Harlequins, 58 caps) *
    Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22 caps)
    Jack Singleton (Saracens, 1 cap)
    Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
    Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 42 caps) *
    Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps) *
    Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons / Sale Sharks, 13 caps)

    Backs
    Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 5 caps)
    Elliot Daly (Saracens, 31 caps)
    Owen Farrell (Saracens, 70 caps) *
    George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 56 caps) *
    Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
    Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)
    Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 41 caps) *
    Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps) *
    Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
    Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps) *
    Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 22 caps) *
    Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps) *
    Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 34 caps) *
    Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) **

    • number of Rugby World Cup tournaments played


  • Willi Heinz, who would have thought!



  • @Machpants said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    Willi Heinz, who would have thought!

    That's a very english name! I wonder if Stephen Jones can count up the number of non-English born players in the squad?



  • Wow McConnochie made the final cut. He’s a good sized unit for a winger and not a bad 7s player. He’s been good for Bath, but I’m surprised to see him in a WC squad.



  • @ACT-Crusader said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    Wow McConnochie made the final cut. He’s a good sized unit for a winger and not a bad 7s player. He’s been good for Bath, but I’m surprised to see him in a WC squad.

    #drypowder



  • there is a great team in that squad.

    If that cunning little bastard Eddie turns up with everyone pointed in the same direction, they are a massive massive shout.



  • He's picked only 2 halfbacks, which could be risky if an injury strikes.



  • @Bovidae said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    He's picked only 2 halfbacks, which could be risky if an injury strikes.

    Eddie’s been pretty clear about only taking 2. Not sure what’s driving it but it is a risk. No doubt someone like Ben Spencer will be conveniently holidaying in Tokyo during September....



  • After seeing the Bled 2 team I've been thinking that our problem is that the RWC squad isn't big enough, so you have to have utility value to get in there. Yes, been discussed before, but it is pretty shit for some good players.

    If it was a 15 man game (and not 23) then 31 would be enough, but it isn't anymore and we are juggling. Looking for loose heads that can play tight, and vice versa, full backs for wings, open sides for blinds, 12s for 13s, etc.

    It's bloody stupid, we should be able to have 2 players for each position (and an extra for the bench, so 30 + 8 bench spots) in case of injury. Yes, I know that it increases cost and smaller nations would suffer, but it is a world cup, the minnows aren't going to win, however many they can afford.

    I suppose that you could argue that is part of the challenge, but personally I would rather see the best players playing in their best position for all countries.



  • @Snowy said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    After seeing the Bled 2 team I've been thinking that our problem is that the RWC squad isn't big enough, so you have to have utility value to get in there. Yes, been discussed before, but it is pretty shit for some good players.

    If it was a 15 man game (and not 23) then 31 would be enough, but it isn't anymore and we are juggling. Looking for loose heads that can play tight, and vice versa, full backs for wings, open sides for blinds, 12s for 13s, etc.

    It's bloody stupid, we should be able to have 2 players for each position (and an extra for the bench, so 30 + 8 bench spots) in case of injury. Yes, I know that it increases cost and smaller nations would suffer, but it is a world cup, the minnows aren't going to win, however many they can afford.

    I suppose that you could argue that is part of the challenge, but personally I would rather see the best players playing in their best position for all countries.

    I'd rather just see less subs.



  • @Snowy shouldnt that be 46 then? 15 x 2 plus 8 x 2 🙂



  • @taniwharugby said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    @Snowy shouldnt that be 46 then? 15 x 2 plus 8 x 2 🙂

    You no read so good?



  • @Hooroo

    It's bloody stupid, we should be able to have 2 players for each position

    I read fine.



  • It's bloody stupid, we should be able to have 2 players for each position (and an extra for the bench, so 30 + 8 bench spots)



  • @Hooroo well given the bench is already 8 players, having an extra would mean more again...since when has TSF been about reading/quoting/referring to the whole sentence/paragraph, we are all pedantic picky frackers, all day, all the time!



  • Flying Fijians squad for 2019 Rugby World Cup

    Forwards:
    Loose-Head Props
    Campese Ma’afu
    Eroni Mawi
    Peni Ravai

    Hooker
    Mesulame Dolokoto
    Samuel Matavesi
    Ratu Vere Vugakoto

    Tight-Head Prop
    Lee-Roy Atalifo
    Manasa Saulo
    Kalivati Tawake

    Locks
    Tevita Cavubati
    Leone Nakarawa
    Api Ratuniyarawa
    Tevita Ratuva

    Loose Forwards
    Semi Kunatani
    Viliame Mata
    Mosese Voka
    Dominiko Waqaniburotu
    Peceli Yato

    Backs:
    Halfbacks
    Frank Lomani
    Nikola Matawalu
    Henry Seniloli

    Inside Backs
    Levani Botia
    Jale Vatubua
    Ben Volavola

    Outside Backs
    Vereniki Goneva
    Filipo Nakosi
    Waisea Nayacalevu
    Semi Radradra
    Josua Tuisova

    Utility Backs
    Joshua Matavesi
    Alivereti Veitokani

    Fullback
    Kini Murimurivalu

    Rugby World Cup 2019 – Flying Fijians Matches
    Fiji vs Australia (4.45PM, 21st September, Sapporo Drome, Sapporo, Japan)
    Fiji vs Uruguay (5.15PM, 25th September, Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City)
    Fiji vs Georgia (5.15PM, 3rd October, Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City)
    Fiji vs Wales (9th October, Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture)



  • @Stargazer No Osbourne.



  • @taniwharugby said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    @Hooroo well given the bench is already 8 players, having an extra would mean more again...since when has TSF been about reading/quoting/referring to the whole sentence/paragraph, we are all pedantic picky frackers, all day, all the time!

    Well yes, the latter part is true. @hooroo did get the earlier point correctly.



  • @Bovidae Yes, I'm a bit surprised. Thought he played well in the games I've seen.



  • Italy squad for Rugby World Cup

    Forwards: 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, Sergio Parisse (c), 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

    Media release in Italian:
    https://www.federugby.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13753:italrugby-conor-oshea-annuncia-i-31-giocatori-convocati-per-il-mondiale&catid=252:slide&Itemid=811

    Planet rugby article:
    https://www.planetrugby.com/italy-announce-squad-for-rugby-world-cup/



  • @Stargazer Hats off to England media team for putting this together. Fantastic stuff.



  • @Bovidae said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    @Stargazer No Osbourne.

    No Fish n Chips in Japan?



  • No Facundo Isa and Santiago Cordero for Argentina.

    I'm a tad surprised there TBH.



  • Argentina 2019 RWC Squad

    http://lospumas.com.ar/2019/08/19/los-pumas-tienen-su-plantel-confirmado-para-japon-2019/

    Forwards

    TETAZ CHAPARRO, NAHUEL – JAGUARES – UAR – PILAR IZQUIERDO
    VIVAS, MAYCO – JAGUARES – UAR – PILAR IZQUIERDO
    CREEVY, AGUSTÍN – JAGUARES – UAR – HOOKER
    MONTOYA, JULIÁN – JAGUARES – UAR – HOOKER
    SOCINO, SANTIAGO – JAGUARES – UAR – HOOKER
    FIGALLO, JUAN – SARACENS – RFU – PILAR DERECHO
    MEDRANO, SANTIAGO – JAGUARES – UAR – PILAR DERECHO
    PIERETTO, ENRIQUE – JAGUARES – UAR – PILAR
    PETTI, GUIDO – JAGUARES – UAR – SEGUNDA LÍNEA
    LAVANINI, TOMÁS – JAGUARES – UAR – SEGUNDA LÍNEA
    ALEMANNO, MATÍAS – JAGUARES UAR – SEGUNDA LÍNEA
    MATERA, PABLO – JAGUARES – UAR – TERCERA LÍNEA
    LEZANA, TOMÁS – JAGUARES – UAR – TERCERA LÍNEA
    ORTEGA DESIO, JAVIER – JAGUARES – UAR – TERCERA LÍNEA
    KREMER, MARCOS – JAGUARES – UAR – TERCERA LÍNEA
    BRUNI, RODRIGO – JAGUARES – UAR – TERCERA LÍNEA
    LEGUIZAMÓN, JUAN MANUEL – JAGUARES – UAR – TERCERA LÍNEA
    Backs

    1. CUBELLI, TOMÁS – JAGUARES – UAR – MEDIO SCRUM
    2. EZCURRA, FELIPE – HINDÚ – URBA – MEDIO SCRUM
    3. SÁNCHEZ, NICOLÁS – STADE FRANCAIS – FFR – APERTURA
    4. URDAPILLETA, BENJAMÍN – CASTRES – FFR – APERTURA
    5. DE LA FUENTE, JERÓNIMO – JAGUARES – UAR – CENTRO
    6. ORLANDO, MATÍAS – JAGUARES – UAR – CENTRO
    7. MORONI, MATÍAS – JAGUARES – UAR – CENTRO
    8. MENSA, LUCAS – PUCARÁ – URBA – CENTRO
    9. MALLÍA, JUAN CRUZ – JAGUARES – UAR – CENTRO
    10. MOYANO, RAMIRO – JAGUARES – UAR – WING/FULLBACK
    11. DELGUY, BAUTISTA – JAGUARES – UAR – WING/
    12. BOFFELLI, EMILIANO – JAGUARES – UAR – WING/FULLBACK
    13. TUCULET, JOAQUÍN – JAGUARES – UAR – WING/FULLBACK
    14. CARRERAS, SANTIAGO – JAGUARES – UAR – WING/FULLBACK

    Argentina squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

    Forwards: Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo, Mayco Vivas, Agustin Creevy, Julian Montoya, Santiago Socino, Juan Figallo, Santiago Medrano, Enrique Pieretto, Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno, Pablo Matera, 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, Lucas Mensa, Juan Cruz Mallia, Ramiro Moyano, Bautista Delguy, Emiliano Boffelli, Joaquin Tuculet.



  • Wallabies squad for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan (Test caps, Vodafone Super Rugby side and age)

    Forwards
    Allan Alaalatoa (34 Tests, Brumbies, 25)*
    Rory Arnold (22 Tests , Brumbies, 29)*
    Adam Coleman (33 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 28)*
    Jack Dempsey (11 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 25)*
    Folau Fainga’a (11 Tests, Brumbies, 24)*
    Michael Hooper (c) (95 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 27)
    Sekope Kepu (105 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 33)
    Tolu Latu (15 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 26)*
    Isi Naisarani (4 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)*
    David Pocock (77 Tests, Brumbies, 31)
    Izack Rodda (21 Tests, Queensland Reds, 22)*
    Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (15 Tests, Queensland Reds, 23)*
    Rob Simmons (97 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
    Scott Sio (58 Tests, Brumbies, 27)
    James Slipper (90 Tests, Brumbies, 30)
    Taniela Tupou (15 Tests, Queensland Reds, 23)*
    Jordan Uelese (3 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 22)*

    Backs
    Adam Ashley-Cooper (118 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 35)
    Kurtley Beale (87 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
    Bernard Foley (69 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)
    Will Genia (104 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 31)
    Dane Haylett-Petty (32 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 30)*
    Reece Hodge (37 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)*
    Samu Kerevi (vc) (29 Tests, Queensland Reds, 25)*
    Marika Koroibete (23 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 27)*
    Tevita Kuridrani (60 Tests, Brumbies, 28)
    Christian Lealiifano (22 Tests, Brumbies, 31)*
    James O’Connor (47 Tests, Queensland Reds, 29)
    Jordan Petaia (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 19)*
    Matt Toomua (46 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 29)
    Nic White (26 Tests, Rugby Australia, 29)*

    *Uncapped at a Rugby World Cup

    .

    Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, in front of a packed house at the Qantas Hangar in Sydney this morning.
    
    The squad, captained by Michael Hooper with Samu Kerevi as his deputy, boasts 1406 caps of Test experience, 200 more than the squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
    
    Japan will be Hooper’s second appearance at Rugby’s showpiece while 18 players are set for their Rugby World Cup debut.
    
    At the other end of the spectrum, Adam Ashley-Cooper will play in his fourth Rugby World Cup becoming just the second Wallaby to ever do so after George Gregan. Ashley-Cooper has played in 17 Rugby World Cup matches, just five games behind all-time leaders Jason Leonard and Richie McCaw.
    
    Only one uncapped player is in the squad with boom rookie Jordan Petaia included in the 31-man group. The 19-year old missed most of the 2019 Vodafone Super Rugby season following a Lisfranc injury but has since recovered to full fitness.
    

    https://wallabies.rugby/news/2019/08/22/wallabies-world-cup-squad



  • SMH lists Tatafu Polota-Nau, Tom Banks, Joe Powell, Nick Phipps, Luke Jones, Tom Robertson, Pete Samu and Jack Maddocks as the notable misses.



  • @Chris-B said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    SMH lists Tatafu Polota-Nau, Tom Banks, Joe Powell, Nick Phipps, Luke Jones, Tom Robertson, Pete Samu and Jack Maddocks as the notable misses.

    Nick Phipps has been a bit shit for, well, ever really. But it's still a big move to dump him completely when he has been there forever. A good move, but big none the less



  • @mariner4life Nah he's a dick and he's shit. Hopefully never see him again.



  • @Chris-B Pete Samu has played well this SR season, but pulled his hammy in the Quarter Final. I understand he has recovered from that injury, but they take Dempsey, who is currently injured. I don't quite get that selection.



  • I would have gone with both Jack Maddocks and Tom Banks over Haylett Petty and Ashley Cooper - those too just seem a bit long in the tooth these days. Would also like to see Petaia start at centre and O'Connor move to the right.



  • yeah what is Adam Ashley Cooper doing there. Very weird selection.



  • @sparky said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    Argentina 2019 RWC Squad

    http://lospumas.com.ar/2019/08/19/los-pumas-tienen-su-plantel-confirmado-para-japon-2019/

    Love the positions:

    PILAR IZQUIERDO
    HOOKER
    PILAR DERECHO
    SEGUNDA LÍNEA
    TERCERA LÍNEA
    MEDIO SCRUM
    APERTURA
    CENTRO
    WING/FULLBACK



  • AAC probably just there because he has RWC experience. Haylett-Petty has been meh so I agree on his spot being weird.



  • @booboo Yep. Not sure how many loosehead props I would call "pilar izquirdo" to their face - just too close to "pillar is weirdo / queerdo". Which is also often true.

    They didn't want to label Creevy a "Puta" which is fair enough. Quite derogatory and I like him. Great player.
    "Ala" would probably work for wing.
    I've got nothing for full back...Spanish isn't my fuerte but I do know that a piston wristed gibbon is a Pajero (or medio scum in a lot of cases).



  • @Snowy said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    @booboo Yep. Not sure how many loosehead props I would call "pilar izquirdo" to their face - just too close to "pillar is weirdo / queerdo". Which is also often true.

    They didn't want to label Creevy a "Puta" which is fair enough. Quite derogatory and I like him. Great player.
    "Ala" would probably work for wing.
    I've got nothing for full back...Spanish isn't my fuerte but I do know that a piston wristed gibbon is a Pajero (or medio scum in a lot of cases).

    My wife loves laughing at all the Pajero’s driving their Nissan Pajeros



  • @SammyC Nissan?



  • @mariner4life said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    @SammyC Nissan?

    Mitsubishi.... or whatever. Same old Japanese rubbish 🙂



  • @mariner4life said in 2019 RWC - Squads:

    Nick Phipps has been a bit shit for, well, ever really.

    But it was always reassuring when Phipps took the field against the ABs. It meant the game was already lost for the Wallabies, or was about to be.



  • It’s a good Aussie squad. 18 that are going to a RWC for the first time but most of those have a few caps under their belt.


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