We take a look at thirteen players who are currently playing themselves into contention for a place in their sides World Cup squads…
13. Rory Arnold
Arnold has been identified as a player who could help to solve a persistent problem that the Wallabies have had in the second row.
12. Josh Navidi
Back Row, Wales
Navidi is believed to be on Warren Gatland’s radar, although he has stiff competition ahead of him for this World Cup.
11. David Smith
Both France and Samoa are believed to be vying for the attention of Toulon’s winger David Smith for this years World Cup.
10. Ash Dixon
Hooker, New Zealand
Given the lack of squad depth at hooker, Dixon could be the ideal man to back-up Dane Coles at the World Cup.
9. Pato Fernandez
Fly Half, Argentina
Los Pumas are reasonable well stocked at 10, however such as been the form of Pato Fernandez recently he could be included in the wider squad.
8. Henry Slade
England are still struggling to identify who should start at inside centre for the World Cup, and Slade could be just the man to fill the hole.
7. Josh van der Flier
Back row, Ireland
Ireland are well stocked in the back row, however van der Flier offers something a little bit different in the 7 shirt, so could be in with a shout.
6. Hallam Amos
Wales’ current wingers have hardly solidified their starting shirts of late, so Amos could be a consideration for the World Cup.
5. AJ McGinty
Fly Half, America
Rumours are that McGinty is currently the best American 10 around meaning he could be drafted into the Eagles side this year.
4. Cheslin Kolbe
Full Back, South Africa
It’s unlikely Kolbe will break into the Springboks starting XV, however he could be a handy squad member and impact sub.
3. James Lowe
Wing, New Zealand
The All Blacks are hardly desperate for more wingers, however an injury or two and we could see Lowe propelled into the squad.
2. Adam Coleman
Another potential Wallabies lock who could be playing himself into contention given the lack of depth they currently have in the second row.
1. Christian Wade
Questions may still remain over his defence, however Wade is probably the best finisher in England right now and can’t be ignored much longer.