FRANCE:

Union: French Rugby Federation

Nickname: Les Bleus

Emblem: Gallic rooster

Ground: Stade de France

Coach: Phillipe Saint-Andre

Captain: Thierry Dusautoir

Forwards: Uini Atonio, Eddy Ben Arous, Vincent Debaty, Nicolas Mas, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado, Benjamin Kayser, Dimitri Szarzewski, Alexandre Flanquart, Yoann Maestri, Pascal Papé, Thierry Dusautoir (c), Bernard Le Roux, Yannick Nyanga, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Damien Chouly, Louis Picamoles.

Backs: Rory Kockott, Morgan Parra, Sébastien Tillous-Borde, Frédéric Michalak, Rémi Talès, Mathieu Bastareaud, Alexandre Dumoulin, Gaël Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Brice Dulin, Sofiane Guitoune, Yoann Huget, Noa Nakaitaci, Scott Spedding.

ITALY:

Union: Federazione Italiana Rugby

Nickname: Azzurri (Sky-Blues)

Ground: Stadio Olimpico

Coach: Jacques Brunel

Captain: Sergio Parisse

Forwards: Matias Aguero, Martin Castrogiovanni, Dario Chistolini, Lorenzo Cittadini, Michele Rizzo, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Davide Giazzon, Andrea Manici, Valerio Bernabo, Joshua Furno, Marco Fuser, Quintin Geldenhuys, Mauro Bergamasco, Francesco Minto, Sergio Parisse (c), Samuela Vunisa, Alessandro Zanni, Simone Favaro.

Backs: Edoardo Gori, Guglielmo Palazzani, Marcello Violi, Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Tommaso Benvenuti, Michele Campagnaro, Gonzalo Garcia, Andrea Masi, Luke McLean, Luca Morisi, Leonardo Sarto, Giovanbattista Venditti

CANADA:

Union: Rugby Canada

Nickname: Maple leafs

Emblem: the Maple leaf

Ground: BMO Field

Coach: Kieran Crowley

Captain: Tyler Ardron

Forwards: Tyler Ardron, Ray Barkwill, Brett Beukeboom, Hubert Buydens, Aaron Carpenter, Jamie Cudmore, Nanyak Dala, Kyle Gilmour, Jason Marshall, John Moonlight, Evan Olmstead, Benoit Piffero, Djustice Sears-Duru, Jebb Sinclair, Richard Thorpe, Andrew Tiedemann, Doug Wooldridge.

Backs: Nick Blevins, Connor Braid, Matt Evans, Jeff Hassler, Ciaran Hearn, Nathan Hirayama, Harry Jones, Phil Mack, Jamie Mackenzie, Phil Mackenzie, Gordon McRorie, Conor Trainor, Liam Underwood, DTH van der Merwe.

ROMANIA:

Forwards: Paulica Ion, Mihaita Lazar, Andrei Ursache, Alexandru Tarus, Horatiu Pungea, Andrei Radoi, Otar Turashvili, Eugen Capatana, Valentin Popirlan, Johannes Van Heerden, Marius Antonescu, Valentin Ursache, Mihai Macovei, Viorel Lucaci, Stelian Burcea, Ovidiu Tonita, Daniel Carpo.

Backs: Florin Surugiu, Valentin Calafeteanu, Tudorel Bratu, Danut Dumbrava, Michael Wiringi, Paula Kinikilau, Florin Vlaicu, Csaba Gal, Adrian Apostol, Ionut Botezatu, Florin Ionita, Madalin Lemnaru, Catalin Fercu, Sabin Stratila.

IRELAND:

Union: Irish Rugby Football Union

Emblem: The Shamrock

Ground: Aviva Stadium

Coach: Joe Schmidt

Captain: Paul O'Connell

Forwards: Rory Best, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Iain Henderson, Chris Henry, Jack McGrath, Jordi Murphy, Sean O'Brien. Paul O'Connell (c), Peter O'Mahony, Mike Ross, Donnacha Ryan, Richardt Strauss, Devin Toner, Nathan White

Backs: Tommy Bowe, Darren Cave, Keith Earls, Luke Fitzgerald, Robbie Henshaw, Paddy Jackson, David Kearney, Rob Kearney, Ian Madigan, Conor Murray, Jared Payne, Eoin Reddan, Jonathan Sexton, Simon Zebo

Pool D

Saturday September 19, 1430 BST: Ireland 50-7 Canada, Millennium Stadium

Saturday September 19, 2000 BST: France 32-10 Italy, Twickenham

Wednesday September 23, 2000 BST: France 38-11 Romania, Olympic Stadium

Saturday September 26, 1430 BST Italy 23-18 Canada, Elland Road

Sunday September 27, 1645 BST: Ireland 44-10 Romania, Wembley

Thursday October 1 2000 BST: France 41-18 Canada, Stadium mk

Sunday October 4 1645 BST: Ireland 16-9 Italy, Olympic Stadium

Tuesday October 6 1645 BST: Canada v Romania, Leicester City Stadium

Sunday October 11 1430 BST: Italy v Romania, Sandy Park, Exeter

Sunday October 11 1645 BST: France v Ireland, Millennium Stadium

Table

1. Ireland P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 PF 110 PA 26 Pts 14



2. France P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 PF 111 PA 39 Pts 14



3. Italy P 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 PF 42 PA 66 Pts 5



4. Canada P 3 W 0 D 0 L 3 PF 43 PA 114 Pts 1



5. Romania P 2 W 0 D 0 L 2 PF 21 PA 82 Pts 0

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