Rugby World Cup squad lists

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With less than a month until the World Cup kicks off in Japan squad lists are starting to roll in.

Hosts Japan take on Russia in the opening clash of the tournament on Friday September 20, with the final to come just six weeks later.

Here we list every tournament squad as they drop.

Argentina

Coach: Mario Ledesma

Captain: Pablo Matera

Best finish: Semifinals 2007, 2015

Squad: Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo, Mayco Vivas, Agustin Creevy, Julian Montoya, Santiago Socino, Juan Figallo, Santiago Medrano, Enrique Pieretto, Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lezana, Javier Ortega Desio,Marcos Kremer, Rodrigo Bruni, Juan Manuel Leguizamon. Tomas Cubelli, Felipe Ezcurra, Nicolas Sanchez,Benjamin Urdapilleta, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Matias Orlando,Matias Moroni, Lucan Mensa, Juan Cruz Mallia, Ramiro Moyano, Bautista Delguy, Emiliano Boffelli, Joaquin Tuculet, Santiago Carreras.

Australia

Coach: Michael Cheika

Captain: Michael Hooper

Best finish: World Cup champions 1991, 1999

Squad:

Canada

Coach: Kingsley Jones

Captain: Tyler Ardron

Best finish: Quarterfinals 1991

Squad:

England

Coach: Eddie Jones

Captain: Owen Farrell

Best finish: Rugby World Cup champions 2003

Squad: Dan Cole, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Jack Singleton, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Mark Wilson. Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Piers Francis, Willi Heinz, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Ruaridh McConnochie, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs.

Fiji

Coach: John McKee

Captain: Dominiko Waqaniburotu

Best finish: Quarterfinals 1987, 2007

Squad: Campese Ma’afu, Eroni Mawi, Peni Ravai, Mesulame Dolokoto, Samuel Matavesi, Vere Vugakoto, Lee-Roy Atalifo, Manasa Saulo, Kalivati Tawake, Tevita Cavubati, Leone Nakarawa, Api Ratuniyarawa, Tevita Ratuva, Semi Kunatani, Viliame Mata, Mosese Voka, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Peceli Yato. Frank Lomani, Nikola Matawalu, Henry Seniloli, Levani Botia, Jale Vatubua, Ben Volavola, Vereniki Goneva, Filipo Nakosi, Waisea Nayacalevu, Semi Radradra, Josua Tuisova, Joshua Matavesi, Alivereti Veitokani, Kini Murimurivalu

France

Coach: Jacques Brunel

Captain: Guilhem Guirado

Best finish: Runner-up 1987, 1999, 2011

Squad:

Georgia

Coach: Mamuka Gorgodze

Captain: Merab Sharikadze

Best finish: Pools 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015

Squad:

Ireland

Coach: Joe Shcmidt

Captain: Rory Best

Best finish: Quarterfinals 1987, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2011, 2015

Squad:

Italy

Coach: Conor O’Shea

Captain: Sergio Parisse

Best finish: Pools 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015

Squad: Simone Ferrari, Andrea Lovotti, Tiziano Pasquali, Nicola Quaglio, Marco Riccioni, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Oliviero Fabiani, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Dean Budd, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Alessandro Zanni, Maxime Mbanda, Sebastian Negri, Sergio Parisse, Jake Polledri, Abraham Steyn. Callum Braley, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tito Tebaldi, Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Tommaso Benvenuti, Michele Campagnaro, Luca Morisi, Mattia Bellini, Giulio Bisegni, Jayden Hayward, Matteo Minozzi, Edoardo Padovani.

Japan

Coach: Jamie Joseph

Captain: Michael Leitch

Best finish: Pools 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015

Squad:

Namibia

Coach: Phil Davies

Captain: Renaldo Bothma

Best finish: Pools 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015

Squad:

New Zealand

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Kieran Read

Best finish: World Cup Champions 1987, 2011, 2015

Squad:

Russia

Coach: Lyn Jones

Captain: Vasily Artemyev

Best finish: Pools 2011

Squad:

Samoa

Coach: Steve Jackson

Captain: Chris Vui

Best finish: Quarterfinals 1991, 1995

Squad:

Scotland

Coach: Gregor Townsend

Captain: Greig Laidlaw

Best finish: Semifinals 1991

Squad:

South Africa

Coach: Rassie Erasmus

Captain:

Best finish: World Cup champions 1995, 2007

Squad:

Tonga

Coach: Toutai Kefu

Captain:

Best finish: Pools 1987, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015

Squad:

Uruguay

Coach: Esteban Meneses

Captain:

Best finish: Pools 1999, 2003, 2015

Squad:

United States

Coach: Gary Gold

Captain:

Best finish: Pools 1987, 1991, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015

Squad:

Wales

Coach: Warren Gatland

Captain:

Best finish: Semifinals 1987, 2011

Squad:

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