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Player Age Team Ground Date Match
J Pastore 21y 307d Uruguay Perth 11 Oct 2003 Details
I Machkhaneli 22y 98d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
K Murimurivalu 22y 125d Fiji Wellington 17 Sep 2011 Details
MB Perry 22y 270d England Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
KJ Beale 22y 276d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 Details
CA Botha 23y 71d Namibia North Shore City 22 Sep 2011 Details
JM Muliaina 23y 100d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
GM Osborne 23y 301d New Zealand Johannesburg 24 Jun 1995 Details
CT Wyles 24y 17d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
VF Lilo 24y 206d Tonga Lens 22 Sep 2007 Details

Wing
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
GP North 19y 151d Wales Wellington 11 Sep 2011 Details
JT Lomu 20y 43d New Zealand Johannesburg 24 Jun 1995 Details
JT Rokocoko 20y 155d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
WU Stanley 20y 321d Canada Port Elizabeth 3 Jun 1995 Details
SLK Tagicakibau 20y 352d Samoa Brisbane 1 Nov 2003 Details
GA Harder 20y 353d Samoa Johannesburg 10 Jun 1995 Details
JD O'Connor 21y 96d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 Details
JW Wilson 21y 243d New Zealand Johannesburg 24 Jun 1995 Details
T Ngwenya 22y 70d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
JR Menchaca 22y 84d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details

Centre
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
DJ Herbert 21y 108d Australia Cape Town 25 May 1995 Details
RS Gontineac 21y 163d Romania Cape Town 30 May 1995 Details
MJM Tait 21y 256d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
AJD Mauger 22y 344d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
JJV Davies 23y 159d Wales Wellington 11 Sep 2011 Details
PJ McCabe 23y 202d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 Details
CM Cullen 23y 265d New Zealand Millennium Stadium 4 Nov 1999 Details
GL Williams 24y 91d Samoa Parc des Princes 9 Sep 2007 Details
JS Little 24y 272d Australia Cape Town 25 May 1995 Details
JH Roberts 24y 307d Wales Wellington 11 Sep 2011 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
AP Mehrtens 22y 57d New Zealand Johannesburg 24 Jun 1995 Details
QS Cooper 23y 187d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 Details
A Etxeberria de la Rosa 23y 231d Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
I Ivancuic 23y 308d Romania Cape Town 30 May 1995 Details
TAW Kotze 24y 68d Namibia North Shore City 22 Sep 2011 Details
JP Wilkinson 24y 146d England Perth 18 Oct 2003 Details
R Priestland 24y 245d Wales Wellington 11 Sep 2011 Details
D Aguirre 25y 22d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details
JM Hernandez 25y 68d Argentina Stade de France 14 Oct 2007 Details
SJ Larkham 25y 154d Australia Twickenham 30 Oct 1999 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
GM Gregan 22y 36d Australia Cape Town 25 May 1995 Details
A Gallastegui Sodupe 23y 36d Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
SW Genia 23y 265d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 Details
I Modebadze 23y 336d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
E Caffera 24y 346d Uruguay Perth 11 Oct 2003 Details
EA Jantjies 24y 349d Namibia North Shore City 22 Sep 2011 Details
NS Kenatale Ranuku 25y 239d Fiji Wellington 17 Sep 2011 Details
VM Flutur 25y 342d Romania Cape Town 30 May 1995 Details
F Galthie 26y 89d France Durban 17 Jun 1995 Details
JW Marshall 26y 91d New Zealand Millennium Stadium 4 Nov 1999 Details

Prop
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
A Kopaliani 21y 133d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
RT Sanchez 22y 355d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details
CPJ Califano 23y 32d France Durban 17 Jun 1995 Details
PJ Vickery 23y 224d England Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
PA Lemoine 24y 228d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details
JI Zapatero Ferreras 24y 319d Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
MJH Stevens 24y 348d England Stade de France 14 Sep 2007 Details
RGA Snow 25y 33d Canada Port Elizabeth 3 Jun 1995 Details
KJ Meeuws 25y 101d New Zealand Millennium Stadium 4 Nov 1999 Details
CW Dowd 25y 241d New Zealand Johannesburg 24 Jun 1995 Details

Hooker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
D Dadunashvili 21y 270d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
E O'Callaghan 23y 216d Namibia North Shore City 22 Sep 2011 Details
D Zarzosa Pena 23y 289d Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
PBT Greening 24y 21d England Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
I Negreci 24y 168d Romania Cape Town 30 May 1995 Details
GC Bulloch 24y 191d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Oct 1999 Details
KF Mealamu 24y 233d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
SG Thompson 25y 95d England Perth 18 Oct 2003 Details
JE Meredith 25y 115d Samoa Brisbane 1 Nov 2003 Details
D Lamelas 26y 335d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details

Lock
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
AJ Williams 22y 192d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
L Nakarawa 23y 168d Fiji Wellington 17 Sep 2011 Details
NMC Maxwell 23y 244d New Zealand Millennium Stadium 4 Nov 1999 Details
S Murray 23y 261d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Oct 1999 Details
JI Tekori 23y 266d Samoa Parc des Princes 9 Sep 2007 Details
S Gujaraidze 24y 62d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
RK Willis 24y 68d New Zealand Millennium Stadium 4 Nov 1999 Details
FL Falaniko 24y 266d Samoa Johannesburg 10 Jun 1995 Details
JA Eales 24y 332d Australia Cape Town 25 May 1995 Details
O Astarloa Uriarte 25y 34d Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details

Flanker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
G Tsiklauri 22y 45d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
LE Stanfill 22y 123d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
RH McCaw 22y 312d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
C Souto Vidal 22y 340d Spain Murrayfield 10 Oct 1999 Details
SK Warburton 22y 341d Wales Wellington 11 Sep 2011 Details
T Rees 23y 3d England Stade de France 14 Sep 2007 Details
A Gealapu 23y 100d Romania Cape Town 30 May 1995 Details
A Qera 23y 166d Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details
DW Pocock 23y 169d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 Details
DJ Lydiate 23y 267d Wales Wellington 11 Sep 2011 Details

No. 8
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
TT Faletau 20y 303d Wales Wellington 11 Sep 2011 Details
G Chkhaidze 21y 122d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
R Capo Ortega 22y 307d Uruguay Perth 11 Oct 2003 Details
J Collins 23y 4d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
TC Randell 24y 364d New Zealand Millennium Stadium 4 Nov 1999 Details
RST Kefu 25y 205d Australia Twickenham 30 Oct 1999 Details
TE Brinza 26y 251d Romania Cape Town 30 May 1995 Details
PR Lam 26y 254d Samoa Johannesburg 10 Jun 1995 Details
LBN Dallaglio 27y 75d England Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
SD Koyamaibole 27y 215d Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Team Ground Date Match
T Palamo (W) 19y 8d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
M Kvirikashvili (FH) 19y 301d Georgia Sydney 24 Oct 2003 Details
JP Wilkinson (FH) 20y 152d England Stade de France 24 Oct 1999 Details
MJM Tait (FB) 21y 220d England Stade de France 14 Sep 2007 Details
DW Carter (FH) 21y 248d New Zealand Melbourne 8 Nov 2003 Details
V Malifa (FB) 22y 20d USA Montpellier 30 Sep 2007 Details
J Viana (W) 22y 43d Uruguay Glasgow 15 Oct 1999 Details
TGAL Flood (C) 22y 73d England Stade de France 20 Oct 2007 Details
GV Lovobalavu (C) 22y 109d Fiji Marseille 7 Oct 2007 Details
JA Slipper (P) 22y 125d Australia Wellington 9 Oct 2011 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:
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]