With an average age of over 36, here are the 10 oldest players set to compete in the 2015 Rugby World Cup…
10.Mike Ross – 35
The Irish prop will be competing in only his second World Cup having been involved in 2011 as well.
9.Danut Dumbrava – 35
With 72 caps to his name, the Romanian fly half brings bags of experience to his side.
8.Francisco Bulanti – 35
The Argentinian winger has a meagre 23 caps to his name, but bring experience to a rather youthful Los Pumas side.
7.Ovidiu Tonita – 35
Another experienced Romanian, back rower Tonita is also a veteran of the Top 14.
6.Hale T-Pole – 36
The Tongan back rower has spent much of his time playing provincial rugby in New Zealand.
5.Mauro Bergamasco – 36
The Italian flanker still remains a key figure for the Azzurri.
4.Matekitonga Moeakiola – 37
USA prop Moeakiola made his debut at the 2007 World Cup and has since claimed 31 caps.
3.Aleki Lutui – 37
Tongan hooker Lutui has played in every major league around the world apart from the Top 14.
2.Hitoshi Ono – 37
Ono is just six caps short of a century in the second row for Japan.
1.Victor Matfield – 38
The Springbok lock has already made 123 appearances for South Africa having retired once before.