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IRB Rugby World Cup / v United States of America / Oldest appearance by starting position

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Player Age Team Ground Date Match
AB Uluinayau 33y 237d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
PC Montgomery 33y 199d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
GH Metcalfe 33y 188d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details
T Matsuda 33y 180d Japan Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
GEA Murphy 33y 145d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
L Crichton 31y 196d Samoa Saint-Etienne 26 Sep 2007 Details
CMP O'Shea 28y 346d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Oct 1999 Details
SD Hodgkinson 28y 300d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
TJ Wright 28y 260d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
I Klyuchnikov 28y 251d Russia New Plymouth 15 Sep 2011 Details

Wing
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
JT Robinson 33y 40d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
MD Vunibaka 33y 12d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
LM Fa'atau 31y 338d Samoa Saint-Etienne 26 Sep 2007 Details
TH Tu'ifua 31y 332d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
ME Harrison 31y 45d England Sydney 3 Jun 1987 Details
OJ Lewsey 30y 282d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
GL Solomie 30y 218d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details
M Bergamasco 28y 216d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
R Underwood 28y 114d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
D Ohata 27y 350d Japan Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details

Centre
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
MJ Catt 35y 356d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
GN Konia 34y 79d Japan Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
F Gaetaniello 33y 43d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
K Rachkov 32y 342d Russia New Plymouth 15 Sep 2011 Details
BG O'Driscoll 32y 233d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
Y Motoki 32y 61d Japan Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
AG Slack 31y 249d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
GW D'Arcy 31y 213d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
A Tuilevu Kurimudu 31y 94d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
SJ Halliday 31y 90d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
AJ Miller 31y 44d Japan Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
G Merceron 30y 248d France Wollongong 31 Oct 2003 Details
GPJ Townsend 30y 177d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details
L Orquera 29y 350d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
RP Hola 29y 95d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
AD James 28y 265d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
CR Andrew 28y 235d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
DG Humphreys 28y 22d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Oct 1999 Details
NT Little 27y 32d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
LR Vusec 27y 24d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
A Shakirov 30y 238d Russia New Plymouth 15 Sep 2011 Details
RJ Hill 30y 160d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
Y Sonoda 30y 114d Japan Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
SA Perry 29y 127d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
MN Rauluni 28y 110d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
AJ Poluleuligaga 26y 233d Samoa Saint-Etienne 26 Sep 2007 Details
SPPBS Havea 26y 14d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
PF du Preez 25y 190d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
F Semenzato 25y 144d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
CJ Whitaker 24y 360d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details

Prop
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
J Veitayaki 36y 276d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
GS Pearce 35y 223d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
JP du Randt 35y 22d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
NB Seru 34y 87d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
DJ Crowley 34y 47d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details
S Perugini 33y 205d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
T Horaguchi 33y 202d Japan Brisbane 24 May 1987 Details
PMN Clohessy 33y 194d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Oct 1999 Details
TJ Smith 31y 354d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details
MA Ross 31y 264d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details

Hooker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
MP Regan 35y 223d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
G Pivetta 34y 109d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
MA Foley 32y 129d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details
CJ Olver 30y 171d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
Y Bru 30y 162d France Wollongong 31 Oct 2003 Details
JW Smit 29y 180d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
GJ Smith 29y 93d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
AA Lutui 29y 73d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
RD Best 29y 27d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
M Amino 29y 13d Japan Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details

Lock
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
WA Dooley 34y 9d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
SD Shaw 34y 7d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
PA van den Berg 33y 247d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
SF Lafaiali'i 33y 239d Samoa Saint-Etienne 26 Sep 2007 Details
NC Sharpe 33y 209d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
CC van Zyl 32y 243d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
DF O'Callaghan 32y 171d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
PJ O'Connell 31y 326d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
GW Whetton 31y 297d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
BJ Kay 31y 268d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details

Flanker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
CP Strauss 34y 108d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details
S Sititi 33y 204d Samoa Saint-Etienne 26 Sep 2007 Details
MG Skinner 32y 319d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
M Bergamasco 32y 149d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
A Mocelutu Vuivau 32y 78d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
A Fatakhov 32y 7d Russia New Plymouth 15 Sep 2011 Details
AJ Whetton 31y 297d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
GW Rees 31y 162d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
JPR Worsley 30y 86d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
S Jennings 30y 65d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details

No. 8
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
V Grachev 38y 146d Russia New Plymouth 15 Sep 2011 Details
LBN Dallaglio 35y 29d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
C Labit 32y 262d France Wollongong 31 Oct 2003 Details
T Ito 32y 199d Japan Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
G Zanon 31y 216d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
RW Williams 30y 310d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details
SF Maka 30y 64d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
AT Earl 30y 26d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
WL Palu 29y 58d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
CS Draguceanu 28y 324d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Team Ground Date Match
A Lo Cicero Vaina (P) 35y 143d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
UR Samo (F) 35y 76d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
RJR O'Gara (FH) 34y 188d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
F Ongaro (H) 34y 4d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
ME Corry (L) 33y 331d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
JP Flannery (H) 32y 329d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
DJ Vickerman (N8) 32y 111d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
BW Redpath (SH) 32y 110d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details
AD Farrell (C) 32y 101d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
MD Leslie (F) 31y 360d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details

Only the player's most recent appearance in that position listed; Only includes matches where the player starts in the respective position, and excludes matches as a substitute.

Records include the following current or recent matches:
Italy v United States of America at Nelson, IRB Rugby World Cup, Sep 27, 2011 [27-10 FT]
Australia v United States of America at Wellington, IRB Rugby World Cup, Sep 23, 2011 [67-5 FT]
Russia v United States of America at New Plymouth, IRB Rugby World Cup, Sep 15, 2011 [6-13 FT]