Rugby-World Cup-New Zealand

Rugby-World Cup-New Zealand
By Reuters

11/09/2019 at 07:00Updated 11/09/2019 at 07:02

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on the New Zealand squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where they will compete in Pool B: NEW ZEALAND World ranking: 2 Coach: Steve Hansen (New Zealand) Captain: Kieran Read Squad: Forwards - Kieran Read, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane, Matt Todd, Luke Jacobson, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Patrick Tuipulotu,

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on the New Zealand squad for the
Rugby World Cup in Japan, where they will compete in Pool B:

NEW ZEALAND
World ranking: 2
Coach: Steve Hansen (New Zealand)
Captain: Kieran Read

Squad:
Forwards - Kieran Read, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane, Matt Todd,
Luke Jacobson, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett,
Patrick Tuipulotu, Joe Moody, Nepo Laulala, Ofa Tuungafasi,
Angus Ta'avao, Atu Moli, Codie Taylor, Dane Coles, Liam Coltman
Backs - Ben Smith, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, George
Bridge, Sevu Reece, Ryan Crotty, Sonny Bill Williams, Jack
Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo'unga,
Aaron Smith, TJ Perenara, Brad Weber

WORLD CUP RECORD
W - 44, L - 6, D - 0
Tournaments: 8
Last World Cup: Winners (2015)
Best finish: Winners (1987, 2011, 2015)

WORLD CUP POOL B FIXTURES
Sept 21 New Zealand v South Africa Yokohama
Oct 2 New Zealand v Canada Oita
Oct 6 New Zealand v Namibia Tokyo
Oct 12 New Zealand v Italy Toyota

RESULTS IN 2019
July 20 Argentina 16-20 New Zealand
July 27 New Zealand 16-16 South Africa
Aug 10 Australia 47-26 New Zealand
Aug 17 New Zealand 36-0 Australia
Sep 7 New Zealand 92-7 Tonga

(Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by
Sudipto Ganguly)

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