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

Fullback
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
C Poitrenaud 21y 164d France Wollongong 31 Oct 2003 Details
AJS Leeds 22y 254d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
KJ Beale 22y 260d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
JM Webb 23y 283d England Sydney 3 Jun 1987 Details
CE Latham 24y 36d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details
LJ McLean 24y 90d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
VF Lilo 24y 196d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
MH Vioreanu 25y 6d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details
L Troiani 27y 222d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
MJ Cueto 27y 256d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details

Wing
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
P Vaccari 20y 263d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
T Benvenuti 20y 289d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
SNG Staniforth 21y 306d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details
VL Tuigamala 22y 34d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
JKR Timu 22y 153d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
MP Burke 22y 258d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
KG Earls 23y 344d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
SCJ Danielli 24y 42d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details
V Artemyev 24y 53d Russia New Plymouth 15 Sep 2011 Details
BG Habana 24y 110d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details

Centre
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
FPL Steyn 20y 139d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
BG O'Driscoll 20y 254d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Oct 1999 Details
CR Innes 22y 28d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
RG Horne 22y 39d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
G Brezoianu 22y 264d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details
BW Papworth 23y 207d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
AR Henderson 23y 259d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details
B Liebenberg 24y 42d France Wollongong 31 Oct 2003 Details
D Traille 24y 141d France Wollongong 31 Oct 2003 Details
E Kutsuki 24y 150d Japan Brisbane 24 May 1987 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
QS Cooper 23y 171d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
MP Lynagh 23y 218d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
JP Preston 23y 327d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
CR Andrew 24y 105d England Sydney 3 Jun 1987 Details
S Hirao 24y 123d Japan Brisbane 24 May 1987 Details
SJ Larkham 25y 138d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details
D Dominguez 25y 163d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
OJ Barkley 25y 284d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
JJ Sexton 26y 62d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
Y Kushnarev 26y 101d Russia New Plymouth 15 Sep 2011 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
BA Smith 20y 264d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
C Murray 22y 144d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
MRL Blair 22y 183d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details
P Mitu 22y 201d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details
T Tierney 23y 31d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Oct 1999 Details
D Yachvili 23y 42d France Wollongong 31 Oct 2003 Details
SW Genia 23y 249d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
GTM Bachop 24y 119d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
I Francescato 24y 237d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
CJ Whitaker 24y 360d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details

Prop
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
JA Slipper 22y 109d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
J Leonard 23y 58d England Twickenham 11 Oct 1991 Details
JB Poux 24y 35d France Wollongong 31 Oct 2003 Details
CP Lillicrap 24y 42d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
M Cuttitta 25y 33d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
SL Tonga'uiha 25y 234d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
F Properzi-Curti 25y 335d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
R Mavrodin 26y 10d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details
CAI Johnston 26y 143d Samoa Saint-Etienne 26 Sep 2007 Details
G Kerr 26y 200d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details

Hooker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
PV Balan 23y 89d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details
TA Lawton 24y 185d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
ST Polota-Nau 26y 59d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
T Fujita 26y 117d Japan Brisbane 24 May 1987 Details
LL Ghiraldini 26y 275d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
KGM Wood 27y 248d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Oct 1999 Details
RGR Dawe 27y 272d England Sydney 3 Jun 1987 Details
SBT Fitzpatrick 28y 126d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
V Korshunov 28y 186d Russia New Plymouth 15 Sep 2011 Details
GC Bulloch 28y 208d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details

Lock
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
T Coker 22y 1d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
RA Simmons 22y 157d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
I Rawaqa 23y 25d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
TM Bowman 23y 93d Australia Limerick 14 Oct 1999 Details
ID Jones 24y 174d New Zealand Gloucester 8 Oct 1991 Details
L Fa'aoso 24y 178d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
H Kiso 24y 354d Japan Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
D Antonov 24y 363d Russia New Plymouth 15 Sep 2011 Details
JW Davidson 25y 157d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Oct 1999 Details
WA Campbell 25y 184d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details

Flanker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
C Checchinato 21y 36d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
K Miyamoto 21y 66d Japan Brisbane 24 May 1987 Details
ST Latu 21y 275d Japan Brisbane 24 May 1987 Details
AA Petrache 22y 345d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details
T Rees 22y 362d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
BJ McCalman 23y 189d Australia Wellington 23 Sep 2011 Details
R Saetti 23y 312d Italy Otley 5 Oct 1991 Details
JS Miller 24y 331d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
O Latu Langilangi 25y 205d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
S Chabal 25y 327d France Wollongong 31 Oct 2003 Details

No. 8
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
D Richards 23y 327d England Sydney 3 Jun 1987 Details
SN Tuynman 24y 1d Australia Brisbane 31 May 1987 Details
SM Taylor 24y 64d Scotland Brisbane 20 Oct 2003 Details
SWP Burger 24y 170d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
RAR Doviverata 27y 123d Fiji Brisbane 15 Oct 2003 Details
D O'Cuinneagain 27y 131d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Oct 1999 Details
AO To'oala Vaeluaga 27y 239d Samoa Saint-Etienne 26 Sep 2007 Details
JPR Heaslip 27y 270d Ireland New Plymouth 11 Sep 2011 Details
SM Parisse 28y 15d Italy Nelson 27 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
N Leleimalefaga (P) 19y 310d Samoa Saint-Etienne 26 Sep 2007 Details
N Dragos Dima (P) 20y 71d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details
JPR Pietersen (W) 21y 80d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
E Gori (SH) 21y 206d Italy Nelson 27 Sep 2011 Details
MJM Tait (W) 21y 214d England Lens 8 Sep 2007 Details
T Toke (P) 22y 84d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
F Corodeanu (F) 22y 197d Romania Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1999 Details
IM Tupou (C) 22y 321d Tonga Montpellier 12 Sep 2007 Details
BW du Plessis (H) 23y 131d South Africa Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
BT O'Meara (SH) 23y 180d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Oct 1999 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:
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]