Fullback
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
S Ghizzoni 32y 218d Italy v New Zealand Auckland 22 May 1987 Details
JPR Williams 31y 342d Wales v Scotland Murrayfield 7 Feb 1981 Details
JW Heunis 31y 219d South Africa v World XV Johannesburg 2 Sep 1989 Details
WH Hare 31y 193d England v South Africa Johannesburg 9 Jun 1984 Details
V Ion 31y 152d Romania v Scotland Dunedin 2 Jun 1987 Details
PW Dods 31y 71d Scotland v France Parc des Princes 18 Mar 1989 Details
S Blanco 31y 65d France v Australia Strasbourg 4 Nov 1989 Details
AR Irvine 30y 297d Scotland v Australia Sydney 10 Jul 1982 Details
WMH Rose 30y 131d England v Australia Sydney 23 May 1987 Details
PI Rainey 30y 129d Ireland v New Zealand Lansdowne Road 18 Nov 1989 Details

Wing
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
SG McTavish 38y 258d Canada v USA Vancouver 10 May 1987 Details
EA Barrett 35y 352d Zimbabwe v France Auckland 2 Jun 1987 Details
L Walton 35y 254d USA v South Africa Glenville 25 Sep 1981 Details
M Purcell 35y 179d USA v England Sydney 3 Jun 1987 Details
KW Robertson 34y 103d Scotland v France Parc des Princes 18 Mar 1989 Details
N Taumoefolau 32y 341d Japan v Scotland XV Tokyo 28 May 1989 Details
MAC Slemen 32y 269d England v Scotland Murrayfield 4 Feb 1984 Details
S Ghizzoni 32y 178d Italy v Romania Constanta 12 Apr 1987 Details
WL Jefferson 31y 358d USA v Ireland XV New York 9 Sep 1989 Details
JS Germishuys 31y 331d South Africa v USA Glenville 25 Sep 1981 Details

Centre
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
SG McTavish 38y 278d Canada v Ireland Dunedin 30 May 1987 Details
R Helu 33y 361d USA v Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
KW Robertson 33y 350d Scotland v Australia Murrayfield 19 Nov 1988 Details
JT Stanley 32y 219d New Zealand v Ireland Lansdowne Road 18 Nov 1989 Details
N Taumoefolau 32y 102d Japan v Oxford Uni Tokyo 1 Oct 1988 Details
JM Renwick 32y 98d Scotland v Romania Bucharest 20 May 1984 Details
R Bertranne 31y 350d France v New Zealand Parc des Princes 21 Nov 1981 Details
AG Slack 31y 267d Australia v Wales Rotorua 18 Jun 1987 Details
M Mascioletti 31y 246d Italy v Soviet Union Moscow 5 Nov 1989 Details
NM Taylor 31y 229d New Zealand v Australia Wellington 28 Aug 1982 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
H Porta 36y 57d Argentina v Australia Buenos Aires 7 Nov 1987 Details
EG Tobias 34y 223d South Africa v S America Cape Town 27 Oct 1984 Details
G Laporte 34y 174d France v Fiji Auckland 7 Jun 1987 Details
D Alexandru 34y 81d Romania v France Agen 11 Nov 1987 Details
L Cusworth 33y 218d England v Wales Twickenham 6 Feb 1988 Details
ABM Ker 33y 141d Scotland v England Murrayfield 5 Mar 1988 Details
JP Horton 33y 59d England v South Africa Johannesburg 9 Jun 1984 Details
AJP Ward 32y 238d Ireland v Tonga Brisbane 3 Jun 1987 Details
BM Gossman 31y 290d Scotland v Wales Murrayfield 19 Feb 1983 Details
JY Rutherford 31y 231d Scotland v France Christchurch 23 May 1987 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
RM Harding 34y 292d England v Fiji Suva 16 Jun 1988 Details
M Paraschivescu 34y 191d Romania v France Agen 11 Nov 1987 Details
RJ Laidlaw 34y 152d Scotland v England Murrayfield 5 Mar 1988 Details
JNB Hipwell 33y 343d Australia v England Twickenham 2 Jan 1982 Details
DR Baetti Sabah 33y 229d Argentina v New Zealand Wellington 29 Jul 1989 Details
DS Loveridge 33y 194d New Zealand v Argentina Buenos Aires 2 Nov 1985 Details
RJM McGrath 32y 201d Ireland v Wales Lansdowne Road 4 Feb 1984 Details
SJ Smith 31y 226d England v Scotland Twickenham 5 Mar 1983 Details
P Berbizier 31y 140d France v Australia Strasbourg 4 Nov 1989 Details
J Gallion 31y 64d France v Argentina Buenos Aires 7 Jun 1986 Details

Prop
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
C White 36y 338d England v France Parc des Princes 3 Mar 1984 Details
S Pilecki 36y 197d Australia v New Zealand Sydney 20 Aug 1983 Details
J Aitken 36y 180d Scotland v Romania Bucharest 20 May 1984 Details
PA Orr 36y 175d Ireland v Australia Sydney 7 Jun 1987 Details
NA Rowan 36y 170d Scotland v England Murrayfield 5 Mar 1988 Details
JP Garuet-Lempirou 36y 16d France v New Zealand Auckland 1 Jul 1989 Details
JC Ashworth 35y 287d New Zealand v Australia Auckland 29 Jun 1985 Details
AF Paoli 35y 263d USA v Argentina Buenos Aires 8 Nov 1989 Details
JF Bird 35y 247d Uruguay v Belgium Montevideo 3 Sep 1988 Details
EE Rodriguez 35y 140d Australia v Argentina Buenos Aires 7 Nov 1987 Details

Hooker
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
M Luke 35y 245d Canada v USA Albany 12 Jun 1982 Details
PJ Wheeler 35y 112d England v Wales Twickenham 17 Mar 1984 Details
WJH Kahts 35y 42d South Africa v S America Bloemfontein 3 Apr 1982 Details
D Dubroca 33y 329d France v Wales Cardiff 19 Mar 1988 Details
CF Fitzgerald 33y 284d Ireland v Scotland Lansdowne Road 15 Mar 1986 Details
SGF Mills 33y 253d England v Australia Twickenham 3 Nov 1984 Details
AG Dalton 33y 225d New Zealand v Australia Auckland 29 Jun 1985 Details
G Morelli 33y 34d Italy v New Zealand Auckland 22 May 1987 Details
MJ Watkins 32y 320d Wales v Australia Cardiff 24 Nov 1984 Details
AJ Phillips 32y 301d Wales v Australia Rotorua 18 Jun 1987 Details

Lock
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
P Tuihalamaka 37y 249d Tonga v Canada Napier 24 May 1987 Details
F Haget 37y 249d France v Fiji Auckland 7 Jun 1987 Details
RE Hindson 36y 11d Canada v Wales Invercargill 3 Jun 1987 Details
JH Fidler 35y 267d England v South Africa Johannesburg 9 Jun 1984 Details
E Burlingham 35y 232d USA v England Sydney 3 Jun 1987 Details
MI Keane 35y 220d Ireland v Scotland Lansdowne Road 3 Mar 1984 Details
AJ Tomes 35y 212d Scotland v New Zealand Christchurch 6 Jun 1987 Details
LC Moolman 35y 130d South Africa v NZ Cavaliers Johannesburg 31 May 1986 Details
AM Haden 35y 37d New Zealand v Argentina Buenos Aires 2 Nov 1985 Details
W Cuthbertson 35y 2d Scotland v Australia Murrayfield 8 Dec 1984 Details

Flanker
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
F Valu 37y 357d Tonga v Wales Palmerston North 29 May 1987 Details
HL Silva 35y 334d Argentina v World XV Buenos Aires 9 Aug 1980 Details
G Dumitru 35y 117d Romania v France Wellington 28 May 1987 Details
S Niebauer 34y 361d USA v England XV Hartford 19 Jun 1982 Details
JF Slattery 34y 343d Ireland v France Parc des Princes 21 Jan 1984 Details
S Finkel 34y 131d USA v England Sydney 3 Jun 1987 Details
F Murariu 34y 46d Romania v England Bucharest 13 May 1989 Details
JL Joinel 33y 254d France v Zimbabwe Auckland 2 Jun 1987 Details
JG Allen 33y 119d Argentina v USA Buenos Aires 8 Nov 1989 Details
SB Geldenhuys 33y 107d South Africa v World XV Johannesburg 2 Sep 1989 Details

No. 8
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
F Valu 37y 362d Tonga v Ireland Brisbane 3 Jun 1987 Details
G Dumitru 35y 284d Romania v France Agen 11 Nov 1987 Details
HL Silva 35y 236d S America v South Africa Durban 3 May 1980 Details
ME Gibson 34y 51d Ireland v England Lansdowne Road 23 Apr 1988 Details
R Hesford 34y 25d England v Wales Cardiff 20 Apr 1985 Details
WP Duggan 33y 357d Ireland v Scotland Lansdowne Road 3 Mar 1984 Details
JG Allen 33y 90d Argentina v Chile Montevideo 10 Oct 1989 Details
WA Anderson 32y 351d Ireland v England Twickenham 19 Mar 1988 Details
JL Joinel 32y 273d France v Australia Sydney 21 Jun 1986 Details
A Ward 32y 192d USA v Canada Burnaby Lake 11 Jun 1983 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
JP Garuet-Lempirou (P) 35y 262d France v England Twickenham 4 Mar 1989 Details
M Luke (H) 35y 183d Canada v Japan Osaka 11 Apr 1982 Details
AJ Tomes (L) 35y 149d Scotland v England Twickenham 4 Apr 1987 Details
G Dumitru (L) 35y 122d Romania v Scotland Dunedin 2 Jun 1987 Details
EE Rodriguez (P) 34y 363d Australia v Wales Rotorua 18 Jun 1987 Details
RM Harding (SH) 34y 203d England v Ireland Twickenham 19 Mar 1988 Details
G Laporte (FH) 34y 169d France v Zimbabwe Auckland 2 Jun 1987 Details
MP Fitzpatrick (P) 34y 97d Ireland v France Lansdowne Road 2 Mar 1985 Details
JJ Glennon (L) 33y 322d Ireland v Wales Wellington 25 May 1987 Details
M Paraschivescu (SH) 33y 154d Romania v Tunisia Constanta 5 Oct 1986 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:
Scotland v Romania at Murrayfield, Dec 9, 1989 [32-0 FT]
Ireland v New Zealand at Lansdowne Road, Nov 18, 1989 [6-23 FT]
Netherlands v Emerging Wallabies at Hilversum, Nov 17, 1989 [15-32 FT]