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Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
I Corleto 21y 121d Argentina v Ireland Lens 20 Oct 1999 Details
DTH van der Merwe 21y 154d Canada v Australia Bordeaux 29 Sep 2007 Details
TC Losper 21y 291d Namibia v Ireland Bordeaux 9 Sep 2007 Details
JKR Timu 22y 165d New Zealand v Canada Lille 20 Oct 1991 Details
M Dumitru 22y 210d Romania v France Beziers 4 Oct 1991 Details
DS Stewart 22y 262d Canada v Fiji Bayonne 5 Oct 1991 Details
MB Perry 22y 270d England v South Africa Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
L van Dyk 23y 118d Namibia v Fiji Beziers 1 Oct 1999 Details
PM Leal 23y 134d Portugal v Scotland Saint-Etienne 9 Sep 2007 Details
M Pyke 23y 169d Canada v Wales Nantes 9 Sep 2007 Details

Wing
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
C Fercu 21y 7d Romania v Italy Marseille 12 Sep 2007 Details
JPR Pietersen 21y 59d South Africa v Samoa Parc des Princes 9 Sep 2007 Details
CED Loamanu 21y 122d Japan v Fiji Toulouse 12 Sep 2007 Details
DTH van der Merwe 21y 134d Canada v Wales Nantes 9 Sep 2007 Details
SE Ciuntu 21y 172d Romania v New Zealand Toulouse 29 Sep 2007 Details
F Seru 21y 208d Fiji v Canada Bayonne 5 Oct 1991 Details
I Toeava 21y 243d New Zealand v Portugal Lyon 15 Sep 2007 Details
RC Witbooi 22y 2d Namibia v Ireland Bordeaux 9 Sep 2007 Details
VL Tuigamala 22y 46d New Zealand v Canada Lille 20 Oct 1991 Details
T Ngwenya 22y 48d USA v England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details

Centre
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
FPL Steyn 20y 123d South Africa v England Stade de France 14 Sep 2007 Details
BG O'Driscoll 20y 272d Ireland v Argentina Lens 20 Oct 1999 Details
MJM Tait 21y 228d England v Samoa Nantes 22 Sep 2007 Details
I Toeava 21y 257d New Zealand v Romania Toulouse 29 Sep 2007 Details
CR Innes 22y 40d New Zealand v Canada Lille 20 Oct 1991 Details
JW Hook 22y 94d Wales v Fiji Nantes 29 Sep 2007 Details
D Spicer 22y 101d Canada v Wales Nantes 9 Sep 2007 Details
GP Tiesi 22y 140d Argentina v Georgia Lyon 11 Sep 2007 Details
CM Gal 22y 189d Romania v Italy Marseille 12 Sep 2007 Details
K Naisoro 22y 236d Fiji v France Grenoble 8 Oct 1991 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
K Ono 20y 144d Japan v Australia Lyon 8 Sep 2007 Details
BS Barnes 21y 118d Australia v Fiji Montpellier 23 Sep 2007 Details
L Beauxis 21y 341d France v Georgia Marseille 30 Sep 2007 Details
N Nichitean 22y 7d Romania v France Beziers 4 Oct 1991 Details
WS Luveniyali 22y 62d Fiji v Australia Montpellier 23 Sep 2007 Details
JW Hook 22y 74d Wales v Canada Nantes 9 Sep 2007 Details
TI Dimofte 22y 347d Romania v Italy Marseille 12 Sep 2007 Details
NT Little 23y 26d Fiji v Canada Bordeaux 9 Oct 1999 Details
WT Serevi 23y 138d Fiji v Canada Bayonne 5 Oct 1991 Details
M Kvirikashvili 23y 258d Georgia v Argentina Lyon 11 Sep 2007 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
EA Jantjies 20y 336d Namibia v Ireland Bordeaux 9 Sep 2007 Details
BG Leonard 22y 152d New Zealand v Portugal Lyon 15 Sep 2007 Details
F Galthie 22y 198d France v Romania Beziers 4 Oct 1991 Details
Y Yatomi 22y 204d Japan v Australia Lyon 8 Sep 2007 Details
P Mignoni 22y 216d France v Canada Beziers 2 Oct 1999 Details
VN Calafeteanu 22y 243d Romania v Portugal Toulouse 25 Sep 2007 Details
JD Graf 22y 310d Canada v Romania Toulouse 9 Oct 1991 Details
E Taufa 22y 357d Tonga v Samoa Montpellier 16 Sep 2007 Details
T Tierney 23y 49d Ireland v Argentina Lens 20 Oct 1999 Details
MA Williams 23y 168d Canada v France Beziers 2 Oct 1999 Details

Prop
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
G Vlad 22y 186d Romania v Fiji Brive la Gaillarde 12 Oct 1991 Details
C Stan 22y 267d Romania v France Beziers 4 Oct 1991 Details
J Leonard 23y 66d England v France Parc des Princes 19 Oct 1991 Details
PJ Vickery 23y 224d England v South Africa Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
JH Redelinghuys 23y 232d Namibia v Argentina Marseille 22 Sep 2007 Details
D Zirakashvili 23y 356d Georgia v Argentina Lyon 11 Sep 2007 Details
GS Holmes 24y 110d Australia v Canada Bordeaux 29 Sep 2007 Details
J Thiel 24y 124d Canada v France Beziers 2 Oct 1999 Details
MI Ayerza 24y 242d Argentina v Georgia Lyon 11 Sep 2007 Details
JN du Plessis 24y 325d South Africa v Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details

Hooker
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
H Horn 22y 145d Namibia v Fiji Beziers 1 Oct 1999 Details
LL Ghiraldini 22y 267d Italy v Portugal Parc des Princes 19 Sep 2007 Details
RW Ford 23y 159d Scotland v Italy Saint-Etienne 29 Sep 2007 Details
PBT Greening 24y 21d England v South Africa Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
ST Moore 24y 231d Australia v Japan Lyon 8 Sep 2007 Details
D Szarzewski 24y 233d France v Namibia Toulouse 16 Sep 2007 Details
V Sauturaga Racagi 24y 308d Fiji v Australia Montpellier 23 Sep 2007 Details
T Inokuchi 24y 338d Japan v Australia Lyon 8 Sep 2007 Details
RD Best 25y 25d Ireland v Namibia Bordeaux 9 Sep 2007 Details
GJ Smith 25y 79d Fiji v Namibia Beziers 1 Oct 1999 Details

Lock
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
AW Jones 21y 355d Wales v Canada Nantes 9 Sep 2007 Details
SR Domoni 22y 284d Fiji v Canada Bayonne 5 Oct 1991 Details
A Allub 22y 313d Argentina v Ireland Lens 20 Oct 1999 Details
G Uva 22y 341d Portugal v Scotland Saint-Etienne 9 Sep 2007 Details
IR Evans 22y 360d Wales v Fiji Nantes 29 Sep 2007 Details
M Gorgodze 23y 59d Georgia v Argentina Lyon 11 Sep 2007 Details
N Esterhuyse 23y 188d Namibia v Ireland Bordeaux 9 Sep 2007 Details
JI Tekori 23y 266d Samoa v South Africa Parc des Princes 9 Sep 2007 Details
JH Senekal 23y 346d Namibia v Fiji Beziers 1 Oct 1999 Details
RWG Lewaravu 23y 353d Fiji v Japan Toulouse 12 Sep 2007 Details

Flanker
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
D Biddle 22y 30d Canada v Wales Nantes 9 Sep 2007 Details
LE Stanfill 22y 101d USA v England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
TM Girao 22y 293d Portugal v Italy Parc des Princes 19 Sep 2007 Details
T Rees 22y 362d England v USA Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
A Qera 23y 141d Fiji v Japan Toulouse 12 Sep 2007 Details
AR Kleeberger 23y 207d Canada v Japan Bordeaux 25 Sep 2007 Details
A Zanni 23y 220d Italy v New Zealand Marseille 8 Sep 2007 Details
Y Nyanga Kabasele 23y 271d France v Namibia Toulouse 16 Sep 2007 Details
T Sasaki 23y 313d Japan v Australia Lyon 8 Sep 2007 Details
HJ McMeniman 23y 332d Australia v Canada Bordeaux 29 Sep 2007 Details

No. 8
Player Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
J Qovu Nailiko 22y 58d Fiji v Australia Montpellier 23 Sep 2007 Details
S Furter 22y 265d Namibia v Fiji Beziers 1 Oct 1999 Details
TM Girao 22y 299d Portugal v Romania Toulouse 25 Sep 2007 Details
A Benazzi 23y 45d France v Romania Beziers 4 Oct 1991 Details
RB Skinstad 23y 113d South Africa v England Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
T du Plessis 23y 125d Namibia v Argentina Marseille 22 Sep 2007 Details
SM Parisse 23y 361d Italy v New Zealand Marseille 8 Sep 2007 Details
RMS Vosawai 24y 38d Italy v Portugal Parc des Princes 19 Sep 2007 Details
J Burger 24y 42d Namibia v Ireland Bordeaux 9 Sep 2007 Details
MG Olsson 24y 85d Fiji v Romania Brive la Gaillarde 12 Oct 1991 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Team Opposition Ground Date Match
T Palamo (W) 19y 8d USA v South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
N Leleimalefaga (P) 19y 310d Samoa v USA Saint-Etienne 26 Sep 2007 Details
I Ivancuic (FH) 20y 78d Romania v Fiji Brive la Gaillarde 12 Oct 1991 Details
FPL Steyn (C) 20y 118d South Africa v Samoa Parc des Princes 9 Sep 2007 Details
JP Theron (L) 20y 147d Namibia v Fiji Beziers 1 Oct 1999 Details
JP Wilkinson (FH) 20y 152d England v South Africa Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
N Trenkel (C) 20y 175d Canada v Australia Bordeaux 29 Sep 2007 Details
EA Jantjies (SH) 20y 343d Namibia v France Toulouse 16 Sep 2007 Details
FA Vlaicu (FB) 21y 65d Romania v New Zealand Toulouse 29 Sep 2007 Details
JPR Pietersen (W) 21y 80d South Africa v USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details

Only the player's first appearance 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:
England v South Africa at Stade de France, IRB Rugby World Cup Final, Oct 20, 2007 [6-15 FT]
France v Argentina at Parc des Princes, IRB Rugby World Cup, Oct 19, 2007 [10-34 FT]
Argentina v South Africa at Stade de France, IRB Rugby World Cup Semi final, Oct 14, 2007 [13-37 FT]