Profiles of the 2015 Rugby World Cup teams.

Namibia rugby team at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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Namibia have been in every World Cup since 1999, and have never made it further than the pool stages.

They rank at 20th spot on World Rugby’s latest rankings and are yet to win a game at the tournament.

Namibia face New Zealand, followed by Pool C matches against Georgia, Tonga and Argentina, all teams ranked in the top 15 and above.

Namibia and South Africa are the only two African nations at this year's World Cup.


Eneill Buitendag, Eugene Jantjies, Damien Stevens, Theuns Kotze, Darryl de la Harpe, Johan Deysel, JC Greyling, Danie van Wyk, Conrad Marais, David Philander, Heinrich Smith, Russell van Wyk, Chrysander Botha, Johan Tromp


Johannes Coetzee, AJ de Klerk, Jaco Engels, Raoul Larson, Johnnie Redelinghuys, Casper Viviers, Louis van der Westhuizen, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Janco Venter, Tjiuee Uanivi, Renaldo Bothma, Jacques Burger (capt), Wian Conradie, Leneve Damens, Tinus du Plessis, Rohan Kitshoff, PJ van Lill


Phil Davies