SOUTH AFRICA:

Union: South African Rugby Union

Nickname: Springboks

Emblem: Springbok and Protea (flower)

Coach: Heyneke Meyer

Captain(s): Jean de Villiers/Victor Matfield

Forwards: Schalk Brits, Bismarck du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Jannie du Plessis, Frans Malherbe, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Coenie Oosthuizen, Lood de Jager, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Victor Matfield (vc), Willem Alberts, Schalk Burger, Siya Kolisi, Francois Louw, Duane Vermeulen

Backs: Fourie du Preez, Rudy Paige, Ruan Pienaar, Pat Lambie, Handrè Pollard, Morné Steyn, Jean de Villiers, Damian de Allende, Jesse Kriel, Bryan Habana, Zane Kirchner, Willie le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo, JP Pietersen.

SAMOA:

Union: Samoa Rugby Union

Nickname: Manu Samoa

Emblem: the Southern Cross

Coach: Stephen Betham

Captain: Ofisa Treviranus

Forwards: Viliamu Afatia, Jake Grey, Logovii Mulipola, Anthony Perenise, Sakaria Taulafo, Wayne Ole Avei, Manu Leiataua, Motu Matu'u, Faatiga Lemalu, Filo Paulo, Kane Thompson, Joe Tekori, Maurie Faasavalu, Alafoti Faosiliva, TJ Ioane, Jack Lam, Vavae Tuilagi, Ofisa Treviranus (Captain)

Backs: Vavao Afemai, Kahn Fotuali'i, Patrick Faapale, Tusiata Pisi, Mike Stanley, Rey Lee Lo, Johnny Leota, George Pisi, Paul Perez, Faatoina Autagavaia, Ken Pisi, Tim Nanai Williams, Alesana Tuilagi

JAPAN:

Union: Japan Rugby Football Union

Nickname: The Cherry Blossoms / Brave Blossoms

Emblem: the Sakura

Coach: Eddie Jones

Captain: Michael Leitch

Forwards: Michael Leitch (c), Justin Ives, Shoji Ito, Keita Inagaki, Hitoshi Ono, Takeshi Kizu, Hendrik Tui, Luke Thompson, Kensuke Hatakeyama, Michael Broadhurst, Ryu Holani, Shota Horie, Shinya Makabe, Amanaki Mafi, Masataka Mikami, Hiroshi Yamashita, Hiroki Yuhara

Backs: Craig Wing, Kosei Ono, Ayumu Goromaru, Male Sau, Harumichi Tatekawa, Fumiaki Tanaka, Yu Tamura, Toshiaki Hirose, Atsushi Hiwasa, Kenki Fukuoka, Yoshikazu Fujita, Karne Hesketh, Kotaro Matsushima, Akihito Yamada

SCOTLAND:

Union: Scottish Rugby Union

Emblem: the Thistle

Ground: Murrayfield Stadium

Coach: Vern Cotter

Captain: Greig Laidlaw

Forwards: Alasdair Dickinson, Ryan Grant, WP Nel, Gordon Reid, Jon Welsh, Fraser Brown, Ross Ford, Stuart McInally, Jonny Gray, Richie Gray, Grant Gilchrist, Tim Swinson, David Denton, Josh Strauss, Ryan Wilson, John Hardie, Alasdair Strokosch

Backs: Greig Laidlaw, Henry Pyrgos, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Finn Russell, Duncan Weir, Mark Bennett, Matt Scott, Peter Horne, Richie Vernon, Stuart Hogg, Sean Lamont, Sean Maitland, Tommy Seymour, Tim Visser

USA:

Union: USA Rugby

Nickname: Eagles

Emblem: American bald eagle

Coach: Mike Tolkin

Captain: Chris Wyles

Forwards: Danny Barrett, Chris Baumann, Cameron Dolan, Andrew Durutalo, Zach Fenoglio, Eric Fry, Olive Kilifi, Titi Lamositele, Samu Manoa, Al McFarland, Matekitonga Moeakiola, Greg Peterson, John Quill, Hayden Smith, Louis Stanfill, Joseph Taufete'e, Phil Thiel, Matt Trouville.

Backs: Seamus Kelly, Niku Kruger, AJ MacGinty, Takudzwa Ngwenya, Folau Niua, Thretton Palamo, Mike Petri, Blaine Scully, Andrew Suniula, Shalom Suniula, Zack Test, Brett Thompson, Chris Wyles (c).

Pool B

Saturday September 19, 1645 BST: South Africa 32-34 Japan, Brighton Stadium

Sunday September 20, 1200 BST: Samoa 25-16 United States, Brighton Stadium

Wednesday September 23, 1430 BST: Scotland 45-10 Japan, Kingsholm, Gloucester

Saturday September 26, 1645 BST South Africa 46-6 Samoa, Villa Park

Sunday September 27, 1430 BST: Scotland 39-16 United States, Elland Road

Saturday October 3 1430 BST: Samoa 5-26 Japan, Stadium mk

Saturday October 3 1645 BST: South Africa 34-16 Scotland, St James' Park

Wednesday October 7 1645 BST: South Africa v United States, Olympic Stadium

Saturday October 10 1645 BST: Samoa v Scotland, St James' Park

Sunday October 11 2000 BST: United States v Japan, Kingsholm, Gloucester

1. South Africa P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 PF 112 PA 56 Pts 11 



2. Scotland P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 PF 100 PA 60 Pts 10 



3. Japan P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 PF 70 PA 82 Pts 8



4. Samoa P 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 PF 36 PA 88 Pts 4



5United States P 2 D 0 L 2 PF 32 PA 64 Pts 0

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