The summer is here, and everyone who loves Rugby is getting increasingly excited. The Rugby World Cup starts on September 8, 2023, and many people can’t wait to see what happens.
This will be the 10th time they’ve had this event, and France is hosting the whole thing for the second time. 20 teams have made it, and they’ll all be heading to Europe soon.
The tournament kicks off on September 8.
What’s everyone so excited about? They want to know who’s on the teams! Stay tuned to this page to find out the final 33-player teams when they’re announced.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Squads: Date, Coach and Captain
Here are 20 teams’ final squad announcement dates, Coach and Captain list:
|New Zealand||A||August 7||Ian Foster||Sam Cane|
|France||A||August 21||Fabien Galthié||Antoine Dupont|
|Italy||A||August 22||Kieran Crowley||Michele Lamaro|
|Uruguay||A||August 21||Esteban Meneses||Andrés Vilaseca|
|Namibia||A||August 21||Allister Coetzee||Johan Deysel|
|South Africa||B||August 8||Jacques Nienaber||Siya Kolisi|
|Ireland||B||August 27||Andy Farrell||Johnny Sexton|
|Scotland||B||August 16||Gregor Townsend||Jamie Ritchie|
|Tonga||B||August 21||Toutai Kefu||Sonatane Takulua|
|Romania||B||August 16||Eugen Apjok||Cristi Chirică|
|Wales||C||August 21||Warren Gatland||Dewi Lake / Jac Morgan|
|Australia||C||August 10||Eddie Jones||Tate McDermott / Will Skelton|
|Fiji||C||August 8||Simon Raiwalui||Waisea Nayacalevu|
|Georgia||C||August 28||Levan Maisashvili||Merab Sharikadze|
|Portugal||C||August 28||Patrice Lagisquet||Tomás Appleton|
|England||D||August 7||Steve Borthwick||Owen Farrell|
|Japan||D||August 15||Jamie Joseph||Kazuki Himeno|
|Argentina||D||August 7||Michael Cheika||Julián Montoya|
|Samoa||D||August 6||Seilala Mapusua||Michael Ala’alatoa / Chris Vui|
|Chile||D||August 14||Pablo Lemoine||Martín Sigren|
- 1 Rugby World Cup 2023 Squads: Date, Coach and Captain
- 2 Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool A Squads
- 3 Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool B Squads
- 4 Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool C Squads
- 5 Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool D Squads
- 6 RWC 2023 Squads FAQs:
Also Check: Rugby World Cup Schedule 2023
Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool A Squads
New Zealand Rugby World Cup Squad
Samuel Whitelock, who has played more games for the All Blacks than anyone else (145), will play in his fourth Rugby World Cup.
Cam Roigard has only played once before and is one of 17 new players in the tournament.
The New Zealand team will have 18 forwards and 15 backs going to France. Six players, including captain Sam Cane, will play in their third World Cup, and nine more have played in one before.
Four players who have played in 100 or more games will go to France for the 2023 World Cup.
The All Blacks coach, Foster, said he’s proud of the 33 players picked. They believe in themselves and want to be the first team to win the World Cup four times.
Forwards: Ethan de Groot, Tyrel Lomax, Nepo Laulala, Fletcher Newell, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Tamaiti Williams, Dane Coles, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Codie Taylor, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Tupou Vaa’I, Samuel Whitelock, Sam Cane (captain), Shannon Frizell, Luke Jacobson, Dalton Papli’I, Ardie Savea.
Backs: Finlay Christie, Cam Roigard, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, Richie Mo’unga, Jordie Barrett, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Caleb Clarke, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Will Jordan, Emoni Narawa, Mark Telea.
Italy Rugby World Cup Squad
Tommaso Allan, experienced fly-half, leads Italy’s Rugby World Cup 2023 squad in France. This is his third World Cup, having played in 2015 and 2019. Luca Morisi is the only other back with past experience.
Seven forwards from RWC 2019 return, including Simone Ferrari and Federico Zani. The squad features two sets of brothers: the Garbisis and the Cannones.
Forwards: Pietro Ceccarelli, Simone Ferrari, Danilo Fischetti, Ivan Nemer, Marco Riccioni, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Epalahame Faiva, Giacomo Nicotera, Niccolò Cannone, Dino Lamb, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Lorenzo Cannone, Toa Halafihi, Michele Lamaro (captain), Sebastian Negri, Giovanni Pettinelli, Manuel Zuliani
Backs: Alessandro Fusco, Alessandro Garbisi, Martin Page-Relo, Stephen Varney, Tommaso Allan, Giacomo Da Re, Paolo Garbisi, Juan Ignacio Brex, Luca Morisi, Pierre Bruno, Ange Capuozzo, Monty Ioane, Paolo Odogwu, Lorenzo Pani
Uruguay Rugby World Cup Squad
Captain Andrés Vilaseca is leading Uruguay’s Rugby World Cup 2023 team. He and seven other players will play in their third World Cup. Eleven more have played in one World Cup before.
Key players include Germán Kessler, Mateo Sanguinetti, and Felipe Berchesi. Star player Santiago Arata is recovering from a hand injury but will join the team in France.
Forwards: Mateo Sanguinetti, Matías Benitez, Facundo Gattas, Germán Kessler, Guillermo Pujadas, Ignacio Péculo, Diego Arbelo, Reinaldo Piussi, Ignacio Dotti, Manuel Leindekar, Felipe Aliaga, Manuel Ardao, Santiago Civetta, Manuel Diana, Lucas Bianchi, Carlos Deus, Juan Manuel Rodriguez, Eric Dos Santos.
Backs: Santiago Arata, Santiago Alvarez, Agustín Ormaechea, Felipe Etcheverry, Felipe Berchesi, Andrés Vilaseca (captain), Nicolás Freitas, Felipe Arcos Perez, Tomás Inciarte, Gastón Mieres, Baltazar Amaya, Juan Manuel Alonso, Rodrigo Silva, Bautista Basso, Ignacio Facciolo.
France Rugby World Cup Squad
France’s Rugby World Cup 2023 squad includes injured players Anthony Jelonch and Cyril Baille. Jelonch last played in February due to a knee injury, while Baille has a calf issue.
Both are expected to recover soon. Uini Atonio and others like Antoine Dupont and Charles Ollivon are set to make their second World Cup appearance.
Forwards: Cyril Baille, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Reda Wardi, Uini Atonio, Dorian Aldegheri, Sipili Falatea, Julien Marchand, Peato Mauvaka, Pierre Bourgarit, Thibaud Flament, Paul Willemse, Romain Taofifenua, Cameron Woki, Gregory Alldritt, Paul Boudehent, Francois Cros, Sekou Macalou, Charles Ollivon, Anthony Jelonch.
Backs: Antoine Dupont (captain), Maxime Lucu, Baptiste Couilloud, Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Hastoy, Damian Penaud, Gabin Villiere, Louis Bielle-Biarrey, Gael Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Arthur Vincent, Yoram Moefana, Thomas Ramos, Melvyn Jaminet.
Namibia Rugby World Cup Squad
Former Wallaby Richard Hardwick is in Namibia’s Rugby World Cup 2023 squad. He was born in Namibia but raised in Australia. Team captain is experienced centre Johan Deysel.
PJ van Lill is set for his fourth World Cup, a rare feat for a Namibian. In total, 16 out of 31 players have past World Cup experience. Oela Blaauw is the only uncapped player in the team.
Forwards: Jason Benade, Aranos Coetzee, Desiderius Sethie, Haitembu Shifuka, Louis van der Westhuizen, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Casper Viviers, Tiaan de Klerk, Obert Nortje, Richard Hardwick, Adriaan Ludick, Johan Retief, Mahepisa Tjeriko, Tjiuee Uanivi, Max Katjijeko, Prince Gaoseb, PJ van Lill, Wian Conradie, Adriaan Booysen
Backs: Damian Stevens, Oela Blaauw, Jacques Theron, Cliven Loubser, Tiaan Swanepoel, Andre van der Berg, Johan Deysel, JC Greyling, Danco Burger, Le Roux Malan, Alcino Isaacs, Gerswin Mouton, Chad Plato, Divan Rossouw
Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool B Squads
Ireland Rugby World Cup Squad
Ireland enters Rugby World Cup 2023 as the top-ranked team and will play Romania first on September 9. Key players like Conor Murray and Keith Earls will be in their fourth World Cup, but Cian Healy is out due to injury. Tadhg Furlong and Peter O’Mahony are among those with two prior tournaments. Coach Farrell said the 33-player squad was hard to select but is the right group for the job
Forwards: Finlay Bealham, Tadhg Furlong, David Kilcoyne, Jeremy Loughman, Tom O’Toole, Andrew Porter, Rob Herring, Ronan Kelleher, Dan Sheehan, Ryan Baird, Tadhg Beirne, Iain Henderson, Joe McCarthy, James Ryan, Jack Conan, Caelan Doris, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier.
Backs: Craig Casey, Jamison Gibson-Park, Conor Murray, Ross Byrne, Jack Crowley, Johnny Sexton, Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw, Stuart McCloskey, Garry Ringrose, Keith Earls, Mack Hansen, Hugo Keenan, James Lowe, Jimmy O’Brien.
Romania Rugby World Cup Squad
Romania has announced their RWC 2023 squad, featuring veterans Mihai Macovei and 38-year-old Florin Surugiu, both with past tournament experience. Cristi Chirica is named captain, supported by vice-captains Macovei and Ovidiu Cojocaru.
While Tevita Manumua, a Tonga sevens player who debuted for Romania against the USA, is included, winger Taliauli Sikuea is not. Andrei Mahu, who debuted against the USA due to a birthright transfer, and former Moldovan international Gheorge Gajion are also in the squad.
Out of 33 players, nine play in France and 24 in Romania. Ionel Melinte, Sioeli Lama, and Marius Antonescu were sidelined for medical reasons, and Atila Septar left the training camp due to personal matters.
Forwards: Alexandru Savin, Gheorghe Gajion, Thomas Crețu, Alexandru Gordaș, Costel Burțilă, Iulian Harțig, Ovidiu Cojocaru, Robert Irimescu, Florin Bărdașu, Adrian Motoc, Marius Iftimiciuc, Ștefan Iancu, Cristi Chirica, Mihai Macovei, Vlad Neculau, Dragoș Ser, Cristi Boboc, Florian Roșu, Damian Strătilă.
Backs: Gabriel Rupanu, Florin Surugiu, Alin Conache, Gabriel Pop, Mihai Mureșan, Tudor Boldor, Nicolas Onuțu, Marius Simionescu, Tangimana Fonovai, Taylor Gontineac, Jason Tomane, Tevita Manumua, Hinckley Vaovasa, Paul Popoaia.
Scotland Rugby World Cup Squad
Ritchie has selected a team with 19 forwards and 14 backs for the upcoming matches. Among the notable players are Jack Dempsey, who represented Australia in RWC 2019, and the highly-experienced second-row Gray, with 75 caps, leading a group of seven players with over 50 Scotland appearances.
Newcomer Ben Healy, the fly-half, has been capped only twice. The squad features 14 players each from Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors. Four players, including Harris, Redpath, Russell, and White, play outside Scotland, while Rory Sutherland is unattached after leaving Ulster Rugby.
Forwards: Jamie Bhatti, Zander Fagerson, WP Nel, Pierre Schoeman, Javan Sebastian, Rory Sutherland, Ewan Ashman, Dave Cherry, George Turner, Scott Cummings, Grant Gilchrist, Richie Gray, Sam Skinner, Luke Crosbie, Rory Darge, Jack Dempsey, Matt Fagerson, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson.
Backs: George Horne, Ali Price, Ben White, Ben Healy, Finn Russell, Chris Harris, Huw Jones, Cameron Redpath, Sione Tuipulotu, Darcy Graham, Blair Kinghorn, Ollie Smith, Kyle Steyn, Duhan van der Merwe.
South Africa Rugby World Cup Squad
Nine players, including Frans Malherbe, Trevor Nyakane, and Siya Kolisi, will play in their third Rugby World Cup for South Africa. They were part of the winning team in 2019 when the Springboks won the Webb Ellis Cup.
Other players from the 2019 win, like Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, and Cheslin Kolbe, are also returning.
Three players, Handre Pollard, Lukhanyo Am, and Lood de Jager, are on standby because of injuries and six others.
The coach, Jacques Nienaber, is happy with the team. He says they’ve worked hard and have a lot of players who know how to win a World Cup and have a lot of experience playing in big games.
Forwards: Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Ox Nche, Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi, Malcolm Marx, Eben Etzebeth, Jean Kleyn, Marvin Orie, RG Snyman, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (captain), Kwagga Smith, Marco van Staden, Duane Vermeulen, Jasper Wiese.
Backs: Faf de Klerk, Jaden Hendrikse, Cobus Reinach, Grant Williams, Manie Libbok, Damian Willemse, Damian de Allende, Andre Esterhuizen, Jesse Kriel, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Cheslin Kolbe, Willie le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi, Canan Moodie.
Tonga Rugby World Cup Squad
Due to injuries, Tonga’s Rugby World Cup 2023 squad is missing Israel Folau and Telusa Veainu. However, it includes former All Blacks like George Moala and Vaea Fifita, and former Wallaby Adam Coleman.
Captain Sonatane Takulua and Paula Ngauamo are set for their third World Cup. Six other players have prior tournament experience.
Coach Toutai Kefu said he’s proud of the squad, which looks forward to representing Tonga globally. George Moala will join mid-campaign after his suspension ends.
Forwards: Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, Feao Fotuaika, Tau Koloamatangi, Paula Ngauamo, Siua Maile, Samiuela Moli, Ben Tameifuna, Paula Latu, Sosefo ‘Apikotoa, Adam Coleman, Leva Fifita, Samiuela Lousi, Sitiveni Mafi, Vaea Fifita, Tanginoa Halaifonua, Semisi Paea, Solomone Funaki, Sione Vailanu, Sione Havili Talitui
Backs: Sonatane Takulua, Augustine Pulu, Manu Paea, William Havili, Otumaka Mausia, Pia Ahki, Malakai Fekitoa, George Moala, Afusipa Taumoefolau, Fine Inisi, Solomone Kata, Salesi Piutau, Kyren Taumoefolau, Anzelo Tuitavuki.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool C Squads
Georgia Rugby World Cup Squad
Captain Merab Sharikadze leads Georgia’s Rugby World Cup 2023 squad and includes 19 forwards and 14 backs.
Fifteen players have prior World Cup experience, with Lasha Khmaladze and Aleksandre Todua playing for the fourth time. Fifteen squad members are from Rugby Europe Super Cup winners Black Lion.
Hooker Giorgi Chkoidze is out due to injury. Coach Maisashvili believes the best 33 players have been selected.
Forwards: Nika Abuladze, Beka Gigashvili, Guram Gogichashvili, Luka Japaridze, Mikheil Nariashvili, Guram Papidze, Shalva Mamukashvili, Luka Nioradze, Tengiz Zamtaradze, Vladimer Chachanidze, Nodar Cheishvili, Lasha Jaiani, Konstantine Mikautadze, Mikheil Gachechiladze, Beka Gorgadze, Luka Ivanishvili, Tornike Jalagonia, Beka Saginadze, Giorgi Tsutskiridze.
Backs: Gela Aprasidze, Vasil Lobzhanidze, Tengiz Peranidze, Tedo Abzhandadze, Luka Matkava, Demur Tapladze, Aleksandre Todua, Merab Sharikadze, Tornike Kakhoidze, Modebadze Mirian, Akaki Tabutsadze, Davit Niniashvili, Lasha Khmaladze, Giorgi Kveseladze.
Portugal Rugby World Cup Squad
Portugal’s current Rugby World Cup 2023 squad has no past World Cup experience due to a 16-year gap from their last appearance.
Jeronimo Portela is following his father, Miguel Portela, a former World Cup player. The head coach, Patrice Lagisquet, is also a World Cup veteran.
Star winger Raffaele Storti is back from injury, a relief for fans. He’s one of 17 players in the squad who play club rugby in France.
Forwards: António Machado Santos, David Costa, Diogo Hasse Ferreira, Francisco Fernandes, Francisco Bruno, Anthony Alves, Duarte Diniz, Lionel Campergue, Mike Tadjer, Duarte Torgal, José Madeira, José Maria Rebelo Andrade, Steevy Cerqueira, Martim Belo, Nicolas Martins, Rafael Simões, João Granate, Thibault de Freitas, David Wallis.
Backs: João Belo, Pedro Lucas, Samuel Marques, Jerónimo Portela, Joris Moura, José Lima, Tomás Appleton, Pedro Bettencourt, Rodrigo Marta, Vincent Pinto, Manuel Cardoso Pinto, Raffaele Storti, Nuno Sousa Guedes, Simão Bento.
Wales Rugby World Cup Squad
Wales’ Rugby World Cup 2023 squad features veterans like George North in his fourth tournament and Dan Biggar in his third. Newcomers Corey Domachowski and Henry Thomas earned their first caps recently.
The youngest player is Dafydd Jenkins, 20, with an average squad age of 27. Coach Gatland said cutting the squad to 33 players was tough but believes the selected group offers a good mix of talent and experience.
Forwards: Nicky Smith, Gareth Thomas, Corey Domachowski, Tomas Francis, Dillon Lewis, Henry Thomas, Dewi Lake, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias, Adam Beard, Dafydd Jenkins, Will Rowlands, Christ Tshiunza, Taine Basham, Dan Lydiate, Tommy Reffell, Jac Morgan, Taulupe Faletau, Aaron Wainwright.
Backs: Gareth Davies, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar, Sam Costelow, Johnny Williams, Nick Tompkins, Mason Grady, George North, Josh Adams, Rio Dyer, Louis Rees-Zammit, Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams.
Fiji Rugby World Cup Squad
Three players, including Captain Nayacalevu, will play in their third Rugby World Cup, and six others will play in their second one. Twenty-four new players will join the tournament for the first time.
One new player, Koroiduadua, might play his first big game at the World Cup in 2023. Fiji has already begun preparing for the tournament by winning games against Tonga, Samoa, and Japan.
Forwards: Eroni Mawi, Peni Ravai, Jone Koroiduadua, Mesake Doge, Luke Tagi, Samu Tawake, Tevita Ikanivere, Sam Matavesi, Zuriel Togiatama, Isoa Nasilasila, Temo Mayanavanua, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Albert Tuisue, Lekima Tagitagivalu, Levani Botia, Vilive Miramira, Meli Derenalagi, Viliame Mata.
Backs: Frank Lomani, Simi Kuruvoli, Peni Matawalu, Caleb Muntz, Teti Tela, Josua Tuisova, Semi Radradra, Waisea Nayacalevu, Iosefo Masi, Selesitino Ravutaumada, Vinaya Habosi, Jiuta Wainiqolo, Kalaveti Ravouvou, Sireli Maqala, Ilaisa Droasese.
Australia Rugby World Cup Squad
Only eight out of 33 players picked by Jones for the World Cup in France have played in the tournament before.
James Slipper is going to his fourth World Cup, and he’s the most experienced player on the team. Captain Skelton will play in his second World Cup, eight years after his first.
Six other players will play in the World Cup for the second time, after playing in Japan four years ago.
Jones said he chose the young players because they earned it. He’s excited to work with them because they want to learn and improve.
Forwards: Angus Bell, Pone Fa’amausili, Zane Nonggorr, Blake Schoupp, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Matt Faessler, Dave Precki, Jordan Uelese, Richie Arnold, Nick Frost, Matt Philip, Will Skelton (captain), Langi Gleeson, Tom Hooper, Josh Kemeny, Rob Leota, Fraser McReight, Rob Valetini.
Backs: Issak Fines-Leleiwasa, Tate McDermott, Nic White, Carter Gordon, Lalakai Foketi, Samu Kerevi, Izaia Perese, Jordan Petaia, Max Jorgensen, Andrew Kellaway, Marika Koroibete, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Suliasi Vunivalu, Ben Donaldson.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool D Squads
Japan Rugby World Cup Squad
Former captain Michael Leitch and hooker Shota Horie are in Japan’s Rugby World Cup team for France. This will be their fourth time in the World Cup. Leitch led Japan in 2019, and Horie is 37 years old. Coach Jamie Joseph will add three more players soon.
Leitch’s red card last month doesn’t affect his play in this World Cup. Only Luke Thompson has played in four World Cups for Japan. Yukio Motoki was in four teams but didn’t play in 1991.
Kotaro Matsushima, who did well in 2019, will play in his third World Cup. There are two new players: Sione Halasili and Kenta Fukuda. 17 players will play in the World Cup for the first time.
Pieter Labuschagne won’t play because of a three-game suspension. He can’t play in the first game against Chile on 10 September.
Forwards: Keita Inagaki, Craig Millar, Sione Halasili, Koo Ji-won, Shinnosuke Kakinaga, Asaeli Ai Valu, Shota Horie, Atsushi Sakate, Kosuke Horikoshi, James Moore, Jack Cornelsen, Shota Fukui, Kazuki Himeno, Michael Leitch, Ben Gunter
Backs: Naoto Saito, Yutaka Nagare, Kenta Fukuda, Lee Seung-sin, Rikiya Matsuda, Jumpei Ogura, Ryoto Nakamura, Tomoki Osada, Shogo Nakano, Dylan Riley, Siosaia Fifita, Semisi Masirewa, Jone Naikabula, Lomano Lemeki, Kotaro Matsushima.
Samoa Rugby World Cup Squad
Mapusua picked several players for Samoa’s team who could play because of a special rule about birthright. Charlie Faumuina and Christian Leali’ifano might play in their second Rugby World Cup.
Faumuina played for New Zealand in 2015, and Leali’ifano played for Australia in the quarter-finals four years later.
Co-captains Alaalatoa and Vui will also play in their second tournament, just like they did for Samoa in 2019.
Forwards: Michael Alaalatoa (co-captain), Paul Alo-Emile, Charlie Faumuina, Jordan Lay, Seilala Lam, Sama Malolo, Luteru Tolai, Brian Alainuuese, Theo McFarland, Sam Slade, Chris Vui (co-captain), Sootala Faasoo, Miracle Fai’ilagi, Fritz Lee, Steven Luatua, Alamanda Motuga, Taleni Seu, Sa Jordan Taufua.
Backs: Ere Enari, Melani Matavao, Jonathan Taumateine, Christian Leali’ifano, Lima Sopoaga, Alai D’Angelo Leuila, Tumua Manu, Duncan Paiaaua, Ulupano Junior Seuteni, Nigel Ah Wong, Ed Fidow, Neria Fomai, Benjamin Lam, Danny Toala.
England Rugby World Cup Squad
Dan Cole, Courtney Lawes, and Ben Youngs will play in their fourth Rugby World Cup. The team has 19 forwards and 14 backs.
Fourteen other players have been in at least one World Cup before, including captain Owen Farrell, who will be in his third. Farrell will have help from vice-captains Ellis Genge and Lawes.
Dan is the player with the least experience, and Henry Arundell, who is only 20, is the youngest on the team.
Coach Borthwick picked his team early in August. He thinks this will help the players get ready and work well together.
He said that the World Cup in France in 2023 will be tough, but he believes his team of 33 players can do well.
Forwards: Dan Cole, Ellis Genge, Joe Marler, Bevan Rodd, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Theo Dan, Jamie George, Jack Walker, Ollie Chessum, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, George Martin, Tom Curry, Ben Earl, Lewis Ludlam, David Ribbans, Billy Vunipola, Jack Willis.
Backs: Danny Care, Jack van Poortvliet, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Marcus Smith, Elliot Daly, Ollie Lawrence, Joe Marchant, Manu Tuilagi, Henry Arundell, Max Malins, Freddie Steward, Anthony Watson.
Chile Rugby World Cup Squad
Chile’s first Rugby World Cup 2023 squad features four unique sets of brothers. Martín Sigren, who plays club rugby abroad, will captain the team. Most of the squad members come from the Super Rugby Americas club Selknam.
Veteran Pablo Huete, who has experience in France’s Top 14, will finally play in a World Cup 17 years after his debut for Chile. Scrum-half Benjamín Videla is the only player yet to win a test cap.
Forwards: Javier Carrasco, Salvador Lues, Vittorio Lastra, Matías Dittus, Iñaki Gurruchaga, Esteban Inostroza, Augusto Bohme, Tomás Dussaillant, Diego Escobar, Javier Eissmann, Pablo Huete, Santiago Pedrero, Augusto Sarmiento, Alfonso Escobar, Raimundo Martínez, Thomas Orchard, Clemente Saavedra, Martín Sigren, Ignacio Silva.
Backs: Lukas Carvallo, Nicolas Herreros, Marcelo Torrealba, Benjamín Videla, Rodrigo Fernández, Santiago Videla, Pablo Casas, Matías Garafulic, José Ignacio Larenas, Domingo Saavedra, Franco Velarde, Nicolás Garafulic, Iñaki Ayarza, Francisco Urroz.
Argentina Rugby World Cup Squad
Coach Michael Cheika picked Nicolás Sánchez and Agustín Creevy for their fourth Rugby World Cup in France in 2023.
Kodela, who is 38, will play in his first World Cup. There are also 10 players playing in their third tournament and seven playing for the second time.
Two players on the team won bronze medals in the Olympics, and two others won gold medals in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Forwards: Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Francisco Gómez Kodela, Joel Sclavi, Thomas Gallo, Eduardo Bello, Julián Montoya (captain), Agustín Creevy, Ignacio Ruiz, Matías Alemanno, Tomás Lavanini, Guido Petti, Facundo Isa, Pablo Matera, Juan Martín González, Santiago Grondona, Marcos Kremer, Rodrigo Bruni, Pedro Rubiolo.
Backs: Gonzalo Bertranou, Tomás Cubelli, Lautaro Bazán Vélez, Santiago Carreras, Nicolás Sánchez, Santiago Chocobares, Lucio Cinti, Jerónimo de la Fuente, Matías Moroni, Emiliano Boffelli, Mateo Carreras, Rodrigo Isgró, Juan Cruz Mallía, Martín Bogado, Juan Imhoff.
RWC 2023 Squads FAQs:
The teams will announce that the final squads will be submitted over the summer in the run-up to the tournament after the larger training squads have been trimmed down.
Twenty teams and 33 players per squad, a total of 660 players, will be selected for the Rugby World Cup 2023.
Each squad for the Rugby World Cup 2023 will comprise 33 players. This is an increase from the previous 31-player teams at the 2019 tournament, a decision made in the interest of player welfare initiatives.
Yes, there have been a few retirements ahead of the tournament. Notably from the Welsh training squad, Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric, and Rhys Webb have announced their international retirements.
The Rugby World Cup 2023 will commence on September 8, 2023, and will be hosted by France.
Keep an eye on our space for the latest updates on the final player lists for all teams. We promise to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of the 2023 Rugby World Cup Squads.
Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of emotions, excitement, and above all, some unforgettable rugby action. The countdown has begun!