Countries name final RWC 2011 squads
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All 20 countries set to compete at Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand have now named their 30-man squads for the Tournament.
The squad announcements have been eagerly anticipated by rugby fans around the world, desperate to learn who will carry their hopes for World Cup glory over the coming weeks.
We take a look, team by team at those who have made the cut and also those who have been unlucky enough to fall at the final selection hurdle...
Team by team
|Argentina:||Hernández misses out on Argentina RWC squad|
|Australia:||Australia reveal Horwill as captain for RWC|
|Canada:||Canada unveil 30-man squad for RWC 2011|
|England:||England count on Shaw for RWC 2011|
|Fiji:||Fiji unveil squad for RWC 2011|
|France:||Marconnet misses out on France RWC squad|
|Georgia:||Georgia poised to build on 2007 showing|
|Ireland:||O'Driscoll leads Irish challenge|
|Italy:||Bergamasco returns for Italy in RWC squad|
|Japan:||Japan aiming to reach new highs on RWC stage|
|Namibia:||Saracens' Burger heads Namibia's RWC squad|
|New Zealand:||Henry happy with All Blacks blend for RWC|
|Romania:||Romania bolstered by Perpignan pair|
|Russia:||Russian 13 is lucky for some|
|Samoa:||Samoa target more RWC upsets|
|Scotland:||Fourth RWC looms for Scotland’s Paterson|
|South Africa:||South Africa bank on experience for RWC|
|Tonga:||Tonga squad tap into Maka's experience|
|USA:||Ngwenya ready to shine again for USA|
|Wales:||Wales led to RWC by rising star Warburton|
For the full squad lists with player profiles, please click here.