Rugby World Cup Pool C squads and fixtures

Argentina, Georgia, Namibia, New Zealand and Tonga are in Pool C

Squads and fixtures for the five teams of Pool C for the Rugby World Cup being
hosted by England and which runs from September 18 to October 31:

Argentina

Coach: Daniel Hourcade (ARG)

Backs:

Horacio Agulla – wing, 30

Marcelo Bosch – centre, 31

Santiago Cordero – wing, 21

Tomas Cubelli – scrum-half, 26

Jeronimo De La Fuente – centre, 24

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino – wing, 29

Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias – centre, 27

Juan Martin Hernandez – fly-half, 33

Juan Imhoff – wing, 27

Martin Landajo – scrum-half 27

Matias Moroni – centre, 24

Nicolas Sanchez – fly-half, 26

Juan Pablo Socino – centre, 27

Joaquin Tuculet – fullback, 26

Forwards:

Matias Alemanno – lock, 23

Marcos Ayerza – prop, 32

Agustin Creevy (capt) – hooker, 30

Juan Pablo Orlandi – prop, 32

Juan Fernandez Lobbe – back row, 33

Ramiro Herrera – prop, 26

Facundo Isa – back row, 21

Tomas Lavanini – lock, 22

Juan Manuel Leguizamon – back row, 32

Pablo Matera – back row, 22

Julian Montoya – hooker, 21

Lucas Noguera Paz – prop, 21

Javier Ortega – back row, 25

Guido Petti – lock, 20

Leonardo Senatore – back row, 31

Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro – prop, 25

Georgia

Coach: Milton Haig (NZL)

Backs

Merab Kvirikashvili – fullback, 31

Beka Tsiklauri – fullback, 26

Giorgi Aptsiauri – fullback, 21

Sandro Todua – wing, 27

Tamaz Mtchedlidze – wing, 22

Muraz Giorgadze – wing, 21

Giorgi Pruidze – wing, 21

David Katcharava – centre, 30

Merab Sharikadze – centre, 22

Lasha Malaghuradze – fly-half, 29

Lasha Khmaladze – fly-half, 27

Giorgi Begadze – scrum-half, 29

Vazha Khutsishvili – scrum-half, 22

Vasil Lobzhanidze – scrum-half, 18

Forwards

Mikheil Nariashvili – prop, 25

Kakha Asieshvili – prop, 28

Simon Maisuradze – hooker, 28

Shalva Mamukashvili – hooker, 24

Jaba Bregvadze – hooker, 28

David Zirakashvili – prop, 31

Dudu Kubriashvili – prop, 28

Levan Chilachava – prop, 24

Giorgi Chkhaidze – lock, 34

Levan Datunashvili – lock, 32

Giorgi Nemsadze – lock, 30

Kote Mikautadze – lock, 24

Mamuka Gorgodze (capt) – back row, 31

Shalva Sutiashvili – back row, 31

Vito Kolelishvili – back row, 25

Giorgi Tkhilaishvili – back row, 24

Lasha Lomidze – back row, 23

Namibia

Coach: Phil Davies (WAL)

Backs:

Eneill Buitendag – scrum-half 26

Eugene Jantjies – scrum-half 29

Damien Stevens – scrum-half, 20

Theuns Kotze – fly-half, 29

Darryl de la Harpe – centre, 26

Johan Deysel – centre, 23

JC Greyling – centre, 24

Danie van Wyk – centre, 29

Conrad Marais – wing, 26

David Philander – wing, 28

Heinrich Smit – wing, 24

Russell van Wyk – wing, 25

Chrysander Botha – fullback, 27

Johan Tromp – fullback, 24

Forwards:

Johannes Coetzee – prop, 27

AJ de Klerk – prop, 23

Jaco Engels – prop, 34

Raoul Larson – prop, 31

Johnnie Redelinghuys – prop, 31

Casper Viviers – prop, 27

Louis van der Westhuizen – hooker, 20

Torsten van Jaarsveld – hooker, 28

Janco Venter – lock, 20

Tjiuee Uanivi – lock, 24

Renaldo Bothma – back row, 25

Jacques Burger (capt) – back row, 32

Wian Conradie – back row, 20

Leneve Damens – back row, 22

Tinus du Plessis – back row, 31

Rohan Kitshoff – back row, 29

PJ van Lill – back row, 31

New Zealand

Coach: Steve Hansen (NZL)

Backs:

Ben Smith – wing, 29

Julian Savea – wing, 25

Nehe Milner-Skudder – wing, 24

Waisake Naholo – wing, 24

Ma’a Nonu – centre, 33

Conrad Smith – centre, 33

Malakai Fekitoa – centre, 23

Sonny Bill Williams – centre, 30

Dan Carter – fly-half, 33

Beauden Barrett – fly-half, 24

Colin Slade – fly-half, 27

Aaron Smith – scrum-half, 26

TJ Perenara – scrum-half, 23

Tawera Kerr-Barlow – scrum-half, 25

Forwards:

Kieran Read – back row, 29

Richie McCaw (capt) – back row, 34

Sam Cane – back row, 29

Victor Vito – back row, 28

Jerome Kaino – back row, 32

Liam Messam – back row, 31

Brodie Retallick – lock, 24

Sam Whitelock – lock, 26

Luke Romano – lock, 29

Ben Franks – prop, 31

Owen Franks – prop, 27

Charlie Faumuina – prop, 28

Tony Woodcock – prop, 34

Wyatt Crockett – prop, 32

Dane Coles – hooker, 28

Keven Mealamu – hooker, 36

Codie Taylor – hooker, 24

Tonga

Coach: Mana ‘Otai (NZL)

Backs

Sonatane Takulua – scrum-half, 24

Samisoni Fisilau – scrum-half, 27

Sosefo ‘Oliveto Ma’ake – scrum-half, 23

Kurt Morath – fly-half, 30

Latiume Fosita – fly-half, 23

Sione Piukala – centre, 30

Siale Piutau – centre, 29

Viliami Tahitu’a – centre, 22

Fetu’u Vainikolo – wing, 30

Telusa Veainu – wing, 24

Tevita Halaifonua – wing, 28

William Helu – wing, 29

Vungakoto Lilo – fullback, 32

Forwards

Tevita Mailau – prop, 30

Alisona Taumalolo – prop, 33

Soane Tonga’uiha – prop, 33

Halani Aulika – prop, 32

Sila Puafisi – prop, 27

Elvis Taione – hooker, 32

Paula Ngauamo – hooker, 25

Aleki Lutui – hooker, 37

Uili Kolo’ofai – lock, 32

Tukulua Lokotui – lock, 35

Joseph Tu’ineau – lock, 34

Steve Mafi – back row, 25

Opeti Fonua – back row, 29

Hale T. Pole – back row, 36

Nili Latu (capt) – back row, 33

Jack Ram – back row, 28

Viliami Ma’afu – back row, 33

Sione Kalamafoni – back row, 27

 

Pool C fixtures:

Sept 19: Tonga v Georgia (Kingsholm, Gloucester)

Sept 20: New Zealand v Argentina (Wembley)

Sept 24: New Zealand v Namibia (Olympic Stadium, London)

Sept 25: Argentina v Georgia (Kingsholm, Gloucester)

Sept 29: Tonga v Namibia (Sandy Park, Exeter)

Oct 2: New Zealand v Georgia (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Oct 4: Argentina v Tonga (Leicester City Stadium, Leicester)

Oct 7: Namibia v Georgia (Sandy Park, Exeter)

Oct 9: New Zealand v Tonga (Saint James’ Park, Newcastle)

Oct 11: Argentina v Namibia (Leicester City Stadium)

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