Who are 2019 World Cup’s most experienced squads?

2019-09-11T16:23:59+02:00

The Springboks will have the sixth-most experienced squad at the 2019 World Cup.

The Boks have a total of 1,053 Test caps in their 31-man squad, with 691 among the forwards and 362 in the backs.

There are six players with 50-plus caps – Beast Mtawarira (111), Eben Etzebeth (79), Francois Louw (69), Frans Steyn (61), Wille le Roux (56) and Pieter-Steph du Toit (50).

There are another six players with 40-49 caps – Duane Vermeulen (49), Jesse Kriel (45), Siya Kolisi (43), Handré Pollard (42), Trevor Nyakane (41) and Lood de Jager 40).

Players with 10 or fewer caps include Cheslin Kolbe (10), Lukhanyo Am (9), Makazole Mapimpi (8), Sbu Nkosi (8), Warrick Gelant (7), Kwagga Smith (4) and Herschel Jantjies (4).

The Wallabies have the most caps going into the World Cup (1,405) followed by the All Blacks (1,213).

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2019 World Cup’s most experienced squads:

1. Wallabies – 1,405 caps (forwards 705, backs 700)

2. All Blacks – 1,213 (forwards 706, backs 507)

3. Ireland – 1,139 (forwards 630, backs 509)

4. Wales – 1,090 (forwards 562, backs 528)

5. England – 1,074 (forwards 584, backs 490)

6. Springboks – 1,053 (forwards 691, backs: 362)

7. Scotland – 923 (forwards 489, backs 434)

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Stats source: Rugby Pass