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Rugby World Cup Pool B squads and fixtures

Article Published: Friday 18 September 2015
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Rugby World Cup Pool B squads and fixtures

Squads and fixtures for the five teams of Pool B for the Rugby World Cup which runs from September 18 to October 31 in England, with some matches being played in Wales (player, position, age):

Japan

Coach: Eddie Jones (AUS)

Backs

Craig Wing - centre, age 35

Kosei Ono - fly half, age 28

Ayumu Goromaru - full back, age 29

Male Sau - centre, age 27

Harumichi Tatekawa - centre, age 25

Fumiaki Tanaka - scrum half, age 30

Yu Tamura - fly half, age 26

Toshiaki Hirose - wing, age 33

Atsushi Hiwasa - scrum half, age 28

Kenki Fukuoka - wing, age 22

Yoshikazu Fujita - wing, age 21

Karne Hesketh - wing, age 30

Kotaro Matsushima - wing, age 22

Akihito Yamada - wing, age 30

Forwards

Justin Ives - back row, age 31

Shoji Ito - lock, age 34

Keita Inagaki - prop, age 25

Hitoshi Ono - lock, age 37

Takeshi Kizu - hooker, age 27

Hendrik Tui - back row, age 27

Luke Thompson - lock, age 34

Kensuke Hatakeyama - prop, age 30

Michael Broadhurst - back row, age 28

Ryu Holani - back row, age 33

Shota Horie - hooker, age 29

Shinya Makabe - lock, age 28

Amanaki Mafi - back row, age 25

Masataka Mikami - prop, age 27

Hiroshi Yamashita - prop, age 29

Hiroki Yuhara - hooker, age 31

Michael Leitch - back row (capt), 26

Samoa

Coach: Stephen Betham (SAM)

Revised Samoan Rugby World Cup squad

Backs

Vavao Afemai - scrum half, age 23

Kahn Fotuali'i - scrum half, age 33

Patrick Fa'apale - fly half, age 24

Tusi Pisi - fly half, age 33

Michael Stanley - fly half, age 25

Rey Lee-Lo - centre, age 29

Johnny Leota - centre, 31

Paul Perez - centre, age 29

George Pisi - centre, age 29

Fa'atoina Autagavaia - full back, age 26

Ken Pisi - wing, age 26

Alesana Tuilagi - wing, age 34

Tim Nanai-Williams - full back, 26

Forwards

Wayne Ole Avei - hooker, age 32

Manu Leiataua - hooker, age 28

Motu Matu'u - hooker, age 28

Viliamu Afatia - prop, age 25

Jake Grey - prop, age 31

Census Johnston - prop, age 34

Anthony Perenise - prop, age 32

Sakaria Taulafo - prop, age 32

Filo Paulo - lock, age 27

Joe Tekori - lock, age 31

Kane Thompson - lock, age 33

Faifili Levave - back row, 29

Maurie Fa'asavalu - back row, age 35

Alafoti Faosiliva - back row, age 29

Jack Lam - back row, age 27

Ofisa Treviranus - back row (capt), age 31

TJ Ioane - back row, age 26

Sanele Vavae Tuilagi - back row, age 27

Scotland

Coach: Vern Cotter (NZL)

Backs

Stuart Hogg - full back, age 23

Sean Lamont - wing, age 34

Sean Maitland - wing, age 26

Tommy Seymour - wing, age 27

Tim Visser - wing, age 28

Mark Bennett - centre, age 22

Peter Horne - centre, age 25

Matt Scott - centre, age 24

Richie Vernon - centre, age 28

Finn Russell - fly half, age 22

Duncan Weir - fly half, age 24

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne - scrum half, age 22

Greig Laidlaw - scrum half (capt), age 29

Henry Pyrgos - scrum half, age 26

Forwards

David Denton - back row, age 25

John Hardie - back row, age 27

Josh Strauss - back row, age 28

Alasdair Strokosch - back row, 32

Ryan Wilson - back row, age 26

Grant Gilchrist - lock, age 25

Jonny Gray - lock, age 21

Richie Gray - lock, age 26

Tim Swinson - lock, age 28

Fraser Brown - hooker, age 26

Ross Ford - hooker, age 31

Stuart McInally - hooker, age 25

Alasdair Dickinson - prop, age 31

Ryan Grant - prop, age 29

Gordon Reid - prop, age 28

Willem Nel - prop, age 29

Jon Welsh - prop, age 28

South Africa

Coach: Heyneke Meyer (RSA)

Backs

Willie le Roux - fullback, 26

Zane Kirchner - fullback, 31

JP Pietersen - wing, 29

Bryan Habana - wing, 32

Lwazi Mvovo - wing, 29

Jean de Villiers (capt) - centre, 34

Jesse Kriel - centre, 21

Damian de Allende - centre, 23

Handre Pollard - fly-half, 21

Patrick Lambie - fly-half, 24

Morne Steyn - fly-half, 31

Fourie du Preez - scrum-half, 33

Ruan Pienaar - scrum-half, 31

Rudy Paige - scrum-half, 26

Forwards

Tendai 'The Beast' Mtawarira - prop, 30

Trevor Nyakane - prop, 26

Coenie Oosthuizen - prop, 26

Bismarck du Plessis - hooker, 31

Adriaan Strauss - hooker, 29

Schalk Brits - hooker, 34

Jannie du Plessis - prop, 32

Frans Malherbe - prop, 24

Eben Etzebeth - lock, 23

Victor Matfield - lock, 38

Lood de Jager - lock, 22

Pieter-Steph du Toit - lock, 23

Willem Alberts - back row, 31

Francois Louw - back row, 30

Schalk Burger - back row, 32

Siya Kolisi - back row, 24

Duane Vermeulen - back row, 29

United States

Coach: Mike Tolkin (USA)

Backs:

Seamus Kelly - centre, 24

Niko Kruger - scrum-half, 23

AJ MacGinty - fly-half, 25

Takudzwa Ngwenya - wing, 30

Folau Niua - fullback, 30

Thretton Palamo - centre, 26

Mike Petri - scrum-half, 31

Blaine Scully - wing, 27

Andrew Suniula - centre, 33

Shalom Suniula - fly-half, 27

Zack Test - wing, 25

Brett Thompson - wing, 25

Chris Wyles (capt) - fullback, 31

Forwards:

Hayden Smith - lock, 30

Danny Barrett - back row, 25

Chris Baumann - prop, 28

Cameron Dolan - back row, 25

Andrew Durutalo - back row, 27

Zach Fenoglio - hooker, 26

Eric Fry - prop, 27

Olive Kilifi - prop, 28

Titi Lamositele - prop, 20

Matthew Trouville - back row, 29

Samu Manoa - lock, 30

Al McFarland - back row, 26

Matekitonga Moeakiola - prop, 37

Greg Peterson - lock, 24

John Quill - back row, 25

Louis Stanfill - lock, 30

Joe Taufete'e - prop,

Phil Thiel - hooker, 30

Pool B fixtures

Sept 19: South Africa v Japan (Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton)

Sept 20: Samoa v United States (Brighton Community Stadium)

Sept 23: Scotland v Japan (Kingsholm stadium, Gloucester)

Sept 26: South Africa v Samoa (Villa Park, Birmingham)

Sept 27: Scotland v United States (Ellland Road, Leeds)

Oct 3: Samoa v Japan (Stadium MK, Milton Keynes), South Africa v Scotland (St James Park, Newcastle)

Oct 7: South Africa v United States (Olympic Stadium, London)

Oct 10: Samoa v Scotland (St James Park)

Oct 11: United States v Japan (Kingshom stadium, Gloucester)



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