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.


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