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Player Age Team Ground Date Match
F Puertas Soto 35y 326d Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
JT Robinson 33y 82d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
NAS Ligairi 31y 251d Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details
GH Metcalfe 29y 171d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Oct 1999 Details
I Corleto 29y 115d Argentina Stade de France 14 Oct 2007 Details
MT Umaga 29y 111d Samoa Johannesburg 10 Jun 1995 Details
JL Sadourny 28y 295d France Durban 17 Jun 1995 Details
PB Williams 28y 161d Samoa North Shore City 30 Sep 2011 Details
A Cardoso 27y 292d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details
TA Vili 27y 172d Samoa Brisbane 1 Nov 2003 Details

Wing
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
SM Williams 34y 197d Wales Wellington 11 Sep 2011 Details
DI Campese 32y 216d Australia Cape Town 25 May 1995 Details
TH Tu'ifua 31y 342d Tonga Lens 22 Sep 2007 Details
LM Fa'atau 31y 321d Samoa Parc des Princes 9 Sep 2007 Details
A Cardoso 31y 288d Uruguay Perth 11 Oct 2003 Details
I Bobo 31y 252d Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details
OJ Lewsey 30y 288d England Stade de France 14 Sep 2007 Details
A Kavtarahvili 30y 222d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
AT Tuilagi 30y 218d Samoa North Shore City 30 Sep 2011 Details
P Costabile 30y 174d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details

Centre
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
MJ Catt 36y 33d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
AV Tait 35y 93d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Oct 1999 Details
FE Bunce 33y 140d New Zealand Johannesburg 24 Jun 1995 Details
PJP Sella 33y 123d France Durban 17 Jun 1995 Details
S Baikeinuku 32y 256d Fiji Wellington 17 Sep 2011 Details
WP van Zyl 32y 131d Namibia North Shore City 22 Sep 2011 Details
AD Farrell 32y 107d England Stade de France 14 Sep 2007 Details
F Paullier 31y 353d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details
SD Gray 31y 319d Canada Port Elizabeth 3 Jun 1995 Details
BP Lima 31y 280d Samoa Brisbane 1 Nov 2003 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
MJ Catt 35y 362d England Stade de France 14 Sep 2007 Details
MP Lynagh 31y 212d Australia Cape Town 25 May 1995 Details
EV Va'a 31y 184d Samoa Brisbane 1 Nov 2003 Details
C Deylaud 30y 258d France Durban 17 Jun 1995 Details
RP Hola 29y 105d Tonga Lens 22 Sep 2007 Details
T Pisi 29y 104d Samoa North Shore City 30 Sep 2011 Details
S Baikeinuku 28y 276d Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details
J Sini 28y 168d Samoa Johannesburg 10 Jun 1995 Details
JP Wilkinson 28y 148d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
PJ Grayson 28y 147d England Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
ACT Gomarsall 33y 88d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
A Pichot 33y 53d Argentina Stade de France 14 Oct 2007 Details
G Armstrong 33y 3d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Oct 1999 Details
MN Rauluni 32y 102d Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details
KPP Bracken 31y 330d England Perth 18 Oct 2003 Details
SM Tuipulotu 30y 298d Tonga Lens 22 Sep 2007 Details
JW Marshall 30y 95d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
SA Perry 29y 133d England Stade de France 14 Sep 2007 Details
KF Fotuali'i 29y 131d Samoa North Shore City 30 Sep 2011 Details
WM Phillips 29y 13d Wales Wellington 11 Sep 2011 Details

Prop
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
G Graham 33y 257d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Oct 1999 Details
C Osentowski 32y 216d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
DT Manu 32y 211d Fiji Wellington 17 Sep 2011 Details
AT Blades 32y 148d Australia Twickenham 30 Oct 1999 Details
DN Hewett 32y 117d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
G Leonte 32y 107d Romania Cape Town 30 May 1995 Details
JS Tomuli 32y 19d Samoa Brisbane 1 Nov 2003 Details
RLL Harry 31y 334d Australia Twickenham 30 Oct 1999 Details
L Armary 31y 328d France Durban 17 Jun 1995 Details
MA Scelzo 31y 251d Argentina Stade de France 14 Oct 2007 Details

Hooker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
MP Regan 35y 265d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
ME Ledesma Arocena 34y 150d Argentina Stade de France 14 Oct 2007 Details
ME Cardinal 34y 29d Canada Port Elizabeth 3 Jun 1995 Details
MM Schwalger 33y 15d Samoa North Shore City 30 Sep 2011 Details
MA Foley 32y 145d Australia Twickenham 30 Oct 1999 Details
SBT Fitzpatrick 32y 20d New Zealand Johannesburg 24 Jun 1995 Details
S Koto Vuli 31y 155d Fiji Wellington 17 Sep 2011 Details
D Lamelas 30y 331d Uruguay Perth 11 Oct 2003 Details
AA Lutui 29y 83d Tonga Lens 22 Sep 2007 Details
ST Moore 28y 262d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 Details

Lock
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
SD Shaw 34y 49d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
M Lame 33y 258d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details
MO Johnson 33y 223d England Perth 18 Oct 2003 Details
A Parker 33y 173d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
SK Leawere 33y 163d Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details
CI Fernandez Lobbe 32y 328d Argentina Stade de France 14 Oct 2007 Details
DJ Vickerman 32y 127d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 Details
V Didebulidze 31y 354d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
MT Mangan 31y 331d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
BJ Kay 31y 310d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details

Flanker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
GI MacKinnon 36y 280d Canada Port Elizabeth 3 Jun 1995 Details
J Diaz 36y 193d Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
NA Back 34y 275d England Perth 18 Oct 2003 Details
ME Corry 34y 8d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
S Sititi 33y 187d Samoa Parc des Princes 9 Sep 2007 Details
DJ Wilson 32y 299d Australia Twickenham 30 Oct 1999 Details
M Fa'asavalu 31y 261d Samoa North Shore City 30 Sep 2011 Details
L Ostiglia 31y 164d Argentina Stade de France 14 Oct 2007 Details
RMSN Saukawa 31y 157d Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details
VL Vaki 31y 151d Tonga Lens 22 Sep 2007 Details

No. 8
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
D Ormaechea 40y 26d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details
M Cecillon 36y 138d France Durban 17 Jun 1995 Details
A Malo Navio 35y 190d Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
UR Samo 35y 92d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 Details
D Payne 35y 18d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
GM Longo Elia 33y 214d Argentina Stade de France 14 Oct 2007 Details
GJ Stowers 32y 228d Samoa North Shore City 30 Sep 2011 Details
BT Gavin 31y 186d Australia Cape Town 25 May 1995 Details
J Nieuwenhuis 31y 183d Namibia North Shore City 22 Sep 2011 Details
LBN Dallaglio 31y 69d England Perth 18 Oct 2003 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Team Ground Date Match
OJ Hasan Jalil (P) 36y 176d Argentina Stade de France 14 Oct 2007 Details
PM Fatialofa (P) 36y 45d Samoa Johannesburg 10 Jun 1995 Details
JA du Toit (P) 35y 355d Namibia North Shore City 22 Sep 2011 Details
BP Lima (W) 35y 227d Samoa Parc des Princes 9 Sep 2007 Details
E Berruti (P) 35y 210d Uruguay Perth 11 Oct 2003 Details
RW Loe (P) 35y 79d New Zealand Johannesburg 24 Jun 1995 Details
LBN Dallaglio (N8) 35y 71d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
J Leonard (P) 35y 65d England Perth 18 Oct 2003 Details
NT Little (FH) 35y 4d Fiji Wellington 17 Sep 2011 Details
H Bloomfield (F) 34y 269d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 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:
Australia v South Africa at Wellington, IRB Rugby World Cup Quarter final, Oct 9, 2011 [11-9 FT]
Samoa v South Africa at North Shore City, IRB Rugby World Cup, Sep 30, 2011 [5-13 FT]
Namibia v South Africa at North Shore City, IRB Rugby World Cup, Sep 22, 2011 [0-87 FT]