Ireland have confirmed that centre Robbie Henshaw will miss their crunch World Cup opener against Scotland in Yokohama on Sunday.
SARugbymag.co.za identifies the 14 South African-born players who will be appearing for other nations at the upcoming World Cup in Japan.
The 31-man World Cup squads as they are announced. Every team is now in, following the announcement of the USA squad on Monday.
Ireland will head to the World Cup in Japan as the No 1-ranked team in the world courtesy of their 19-10 victory over Wales on Saturday.
Ireland scored three tries to outlast Wales 19-10 in a close-knit affair in Dublin on Saturday.
Ireland have a better chance of progressing to a maiden World Cup semi-final if they face the All Blacks in the quarter-finals rather than the Springboks according to legendary centre Brian O’Driscoll.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named a strong starting lineup that includes Jonathan Sexton for their World Cup warm-up against Wales in Dublin.
Alun Wyn Jones has returned to the starting lineup to lead Wales in their final World Cup warm-up against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
All the teams from the final round of World Cup warm-ups taking place this weekend.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has announced his 31-man squad for the upcoming World Cup in Japan, which includes Munster lock Jean Kleyn.