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Every nation's Rugby World Cup 2023 training squad

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Thursday Jun 22, 2023

The kick-off for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France is fast approaching as the world’s elite rugby nations get set to do battle once again.

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As preparations ramp up for the global showpiece, we have compiled a list of the competing nations’ training squads that have been announced and will continue to update them as changes occur.

Whilst the northern hemisphere sides have several warm-up games to look forward to. The big four from the southern hemisphere are getting ready to contest the 2023 Rugby Championship.

Pool A

New Zealand

Forwards: Codie Taylor, Dane Coles, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Ethan de Groot, Fletcher Newell, Nepo Laulala, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Tamaiti Williams*, Tyrel Lomax, Brodie Retallick, Josh Lord, Samuel Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Tupou Vaa’i, Ardie Savea, Dalton Papali’i, Luke Jacobson, Sam Cane, Samipeni Finau*, Shannon Frizell

Backs: Aaron Smith, Finlay Christie, Cam Roigard*, Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, Richie Mo’unga, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Braydon Ennor, Dallas McLeod*, Caleb Clarke, Emoni Narawa*, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Mark Telea, Will Jordan.

France

Forwards: Cyril Baille, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Reda Wardi, Pierre Bourgarit, Julien Marchand, Peato Mauvaka, Uini Atonio, Dorian Aldegheri , Thomas Laclayat, Demba Bamba, Bastien Chalureau, Thibaud Flament, Romain Taofifenua, Paul Willemse, Cameron Woki, Florian Verhaeghe, Grégory Alldritt, Paul Boudehent, François Cros, Sekou Macalou, Charles Ollivon, Yoan Tanga, Dylan Cretin

Backs: Antoine Dupont, Maxime Lucu, Baptiste Couilloud, Baptiste Serin, Antoine Hastoy, Matthieu Jalibert, Romain Ntamack, Jonathan Danty, Gael Fickou, Yoram Moefana, Emilien Gailleton, Arthur Vincent, Louis Bielle-Biarrey, Ethan Dumortier, Damian Penaud, Gabin Villière, Brice Dulin, Melvyn Jaminet, Thomas Ramos

Italy

Forwards: Filippo Alongi, Paolo Buonfiglio, Pietro Ceccarelli, Simone Ferrari, Danilo Fischetti, Ivan Nemer, Matteo Nocera, Marco Riccioni, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Epalahame Faiva, Gianmarco Lucchesi, Marco Mandredi, Giacomo Nicotera, Niccolò Cannone, Edoardo Iachizzi, Dino Lamb, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Andrea Zambonin, Lorenzo Cannone, Riccardo Favretto, Toa Halafihi, Michele Lamaro (c), 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, Enrico Lucchin, Leonardo Marin, Tommaso Menoncello, Luca Morisi, Pierre Bruno, Ange Capuozzo, Simone Gesi, Monty Ioane, Federico Mori, Paolo Odogwu, Edoardo Padovani

Uruguay

TBC

Namibia

TBC

Pool B

South Africa

Forwards: Thomas du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Ox Nche, Trevor Nyakane, Joseph Dweba, Malcom Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Marvin Orie, RG Snyman, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi, Evan Roos, Kwagga Smith, Marco van Staden, Duane Vermeulen, Jasper Wiese, Deon Fourie, Franco Mostert, Jean-Luc du Preez

Backs: Faf de Klerk, Jaden Hendrikse, Herschel Jantjies, Cobus Reinach, Grant Williams, Manie Libbok, Handre Pollard, Damian Willemse, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Andre Esterhuizen, Jesse Kriel, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Cheslin Kolbe, Willie Le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi, Canan Moodie

Ireland

Forwards: Ryan Baird, Finlay Bealham, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Gavin Coombes, Caelan Doris, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Joe McCarthy, Peter O’Mahony, Tom O’Toole, Andrew Porter, Cian Prendergast, James Ryan, Dan Sheehan, Tom Stewart, Kieran Treadwell, Josh van der Flier

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Backs: Bundee Aki, Caolin Blade, Ross Byrne, Craig Casey, Jack Crowley, Keith Earls, Ciaran Frawley, Jamison Gibson-Park, Mack Hansen, Robbie Henshaw, Hugo Keenan, James Lowe, Stuart McCloskey, Conor Murray, Calvin Nash, Jimmy O’Brien, Jamie Osborne, Garry Ringrose, Jonathan Sexton, Jacob Stockdale

Scotland

Forwards: Ewan Ashman, Jamie Bhatti, Dave Cherry, Andy Christie, Luke Crosbie, Scott Cummings, Rory Darge, Jack Dempsey, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Richie Gray, Cameron Henderson, Stuart McInally, WP Nel, Jamie Ritchie (c), Pierre Schoeman, Javan Sebastian, Sam Skinner, Rory Sutherland, George Turner, Murphy Walker, Hamish Watson

Backs: Jamie Dobie, Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Ben Healy, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Huw Jones, Blair Kinghorn, Stafford McDowall, Ali Price, Cameron Redpath, Finn Russell, Ollie Smith, Kyle Steyn, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe, Ben White

Tonga

Forwards: Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, Feao Fotuaika, David Lolohea, Paula Ngauamo, Siua Maile, Samiuela Moli, Sosefo Sakalia, Ben Tameifuna, Tau Koloamatangi, Sosefo Apikotoa, Adam Coleman, Samiuela Lousi, Halaleva Fifita, Sitiveni Mafi, Vaea Fifita, Tanginoa Halaifonua, Solomone Funaki, Sione Vailanu, Lopeti Timani, Sione Havili Talitui

Backs: Sonatane Takulua, Augustine Pulu, Manu Paea, William Havili, Otumaka Mausia, Patrick Pellegrini, Pita Ahki, Malakai Fekitoa, Afusipa Taumoepeau, George Moala, Fine Inisi, Israel Folau, Solomone Kata, Charles Piutau, Kyren Taumoefolau

Romania

Forwards: Alexandru Savin, Dorin Tică, Ciprian Chiriac, Vasile Balan, Gheorghe Gajion, Thomas Crețu, Alexandru Gordaș, Costel Burțilă, Ovidiu Cojocaru, Tudor Butnariu, Eugen Căpățână, Robert Irimescu, Florin Bărdașu, Iulian Harțig, Adrian Motoc, Andrei Mahu, Marius Iftimiciuc, Marius Antonescu, Florian Roșu, Ștefan Iancu, Johannes Van Heerden, Lucian Mureșan, Cristi Chirica, Andrei Gorin, Mihai Macovei, Vlad Neculau, Dragoș Ser, Cristi Boboc, Damian Strătilă, Mihai Popescu,Gabriel Rupanu, Florin Surugiu, Alin Conache, Vlăduț Bocăneț

Backs: Hinckley Vaovasa, Gabriel Pop, Vlăduț Popa, Mihai Mureșan, Atila Septar, Nicolas Onuțu, Cosmin Iliuță, Mihai Lămboiu, Taylor Gontineac, Jason Tomane, Tangimana Fonovai, Sioeli Lama, Marius Simionescu, Paul Popoaia, Ionel Melinte, Robert Neagu

Pool C

Wales

Forwards: Corey Domachowski, Kemsley Mathias, Nicky Smith, Gareth Thomas, Eliott Dee, Ryan Elias, Dewi Lake, Ken Owens, Keiron Assiratti, Tomas Francis, Will Davies-King, Dillon Lewis, Henry Thomas, Adam Beard, Ben Carter, Rhys Davies, Dafydd Jenkins, Alun Wyn Jones, Will Rowlands, Christ Tshiunza, Teddy Williams, Taine Basham, Taulupe Faletau, Dan Lydiate, Josh Macleod, Jac Morgan, Tommy Reffell, Justin Tipuric, Aaron Wainwright

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Backs: Gareth Davies, Kieran Hardy, Rhys Webb, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar, Sam Costelow, Owen Williams, Mason Grady, Max Llewellyn, George North, Joe Roberts, Nick Tompkins, Johnny Williams, Keiran Williams, Josh Adams, Alex Cuthbert, Rio Dyer, Cai Evans, Leigh Halfpenny, Louis Rees-Zammit, Tom Rogers, Liam Williams

Australia

Forwards: Allan Alaalatoa, Pone Fa’amausili, Nick Frost, Langi Gleeson, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper, Jed Holloway, Lachlan Lonergan, Fraser McReight, Cadeyrn Neville, David Porecki, Tom Robertson, Pete Samu, Blake Schoupp, James Slipper, Darcy Swain, Jordan Uelese, Rob Valetini, Brad Wilkin

Backs: Ben Donaldson, Josh Flook, Lalakai Foketi, Carter Gordon, Reece Hodge, Len Ikitau, Max Jorgensen, Andrew Kellaway, Ryan Lonergan, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Jordan Petaia, Suliasi Vunivalu, Nic White, Tom Wright

Fiji

Forwards: Peni Ravai, Haereti Hetet, Eroni Mawi, Meli Tuni, Samuela Matavesi, Tevita Ikanivere, Zuriel Togiatama, Mesulame Dolokoto, Mesake Doge, Luke Tagi, Samu Tawake, Jone Koroiduadua, Isoa Nasilasila, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Temo Mayanavanua, Albert Tuisue, Peceli Yato, Lekima Tagitagivalu, Joseva Tamani, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Levani Botia, Viliame Mata, Meli Derenalagi, Vilive Miramira, Kitione Kamikamica

Backs: Frank Lomani, Simione Kuruvoli, Peni Matawalu, Teti Tela, Caleb Muntz, Ben Volavola, Josua Tuisova, Kalaveti Ravouvou, Adrea Cocagi, Waisea Nayacalevu, Iosefo Masi, Seta Tamanivalu, Vinaya Habosi, Jiuta Wainiqolo, Selestino Ravutaumada, Ilaisa Drosese, Setareki Tuicuvu, Semi Radradra, Sireli Maqala, Vilimoni Botitu

Georgia

TBC

 

Portugal

Forwards: David Costa, António Machada dos Santos, Francisco Fernandes, Diogo Hasse Ferreira, António Prim da Costa, Anthony Alves, Francisco Bruno, Duarte Diniz, Mike Tadjer, Lionel Camergue, José Madeira, Kevin Batista, Steevy Cerqueira, Jose M. Rebelo de Andrade, Duarte Torgal, Martim Bello, João Granate, António Cerejo, Manuel Picão, Rafael Simões, Thibault de Freitas, David Wallis, Nicolas Martins

Backs: João Belo, Pedro Lucas, Samuel Marques, Jerónimo Portela, Joris Moura, Tomás Appleton, Pedro Battencourt, José Lima, António Vidinha, Rodrigo Marta, Vincent Pinto, Raffaele Storti, Nuno Sousa Guedes, Manuel Cardoso Pinto, Simão Bento

Pool D

England

Forwards: Jamie Blamire, Dan Cole, Alex Dombrandt, Tom Dunn, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Joe Heyes, Ted Hill, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, George Martin, Zach Mercer, Beno Obano, Tom Pearson, Val Rapava-Ruskin, David Ribbans, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill

Backs: Henry Arundell, Danny Care, Joe Cokanasiga, Fraser Dingwall, Tommy Freeman, Will Joseph, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Alex Mitchell, Cadan Murley, Guy Porter, Henry Slade, Fin Smith, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Jack van Poortvliet, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs

Japan

Forwards: Keita Inagaki, Craig Miller, Sione Halasili, Ji-won Koo, Shinnosuke Kakinaga, Asaeli Ai Valu, Shota Horie, Atsushi Sakate, Kosuke Horikoshi, James Moore, Uwe Helu, Amanaki Saumaki, Warner Dearns, Amato Fakatava, Jack Cornelsen, Shota Fukui, Kazuki Himeno, Michael Leitch, Faulua Makisi

Backs: Naoto Saito, Yutaka Nagare, Kenta Fukuda, Seungsin Lee, Rikiya Matsuda, Nicholas McCurran, Ryodo Nakamura, Tomoki Osada, Shogo Nakano, Dylan Riley, Siosaia Fifita, Haruto Kida, Semisi Masirewa, Jone Naikabula, Kotaro Matsushima, Ryohei Yamanaka, Jumpei Ogura

Argentina

TBC

Samoa

Forwards: Michael Ala’alatoa, Brian Alainu’uese, Paul Alo-Emile, Michael Curry, So’otala Fa’aso’o*, Miracle Fai’ilagi*, Charlie Faumuina*, Jack Lam, Seilala Lam, Titi Lamositele*, Jordan Lay, Fritz Lee, Genesis Mamea-Lemalu, Steven Luatua*, Sama Malolo*, Theo McFarland, Alamanda Motuga, Ray Niuia, Taleni Seu, Samuel Slade, Jordan Taufua, Luteru Tolai, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Tietie Tuimauga, Chris Vui

Backs: Nigel Ah Wong, Ereatara Enari, Neria Fomai, Stacey Ili, Christian Leali’ifano*, D’angelo Leuila, Tumua Manu, Melani Matavao, Tim Nanai-Williams, Duncan Paia’aua, UJ Seuteni, Lima Sopoaga*, Martini Talapusi*, Jonathan Taumateine, Danny Toala

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