78 Premiership Rugby players selected for the Rugby World Cup - Ruck

78 Premiership Rugby players selected for the Rugby World Cup

SEVENTY EIGHT players from Gallagher Premiership Rugby have been selected for 12 different nations at this year’s Rugby World Cup, which kicks off this week.

Saracens have the biggest representation with 15 while there is a player from all 12 sides who will play in this season’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby campaign.

The English domestic season kicked off last weekend when Saracens won the Premiership Rugby 7s. It continues on Friday at 7.45pm when Harlequins kick off the Premiership Rugby Cup at home to Bristol Bears – live on BT Sport.

The Gallagher Premiership Rugby campaign starts on Friday 18 October, the weekend of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Bath Rugby (6)

Francois Louw (South Africa)
Sam Underhill (England)
Joe Cokanasiga (England)
Jonathan Joseph (England)
Ruaridh McConnochie (England)
Anthony Watson (England)

Sam Underhill of England goes on the attack during the Quilter International Match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on 10th November 2018. – PHOTO: Gareth Davies/PPAUK

Bristol Bears (5)

James Lay (Samoa)
Jordan Lay (Samoa)
Chris Vui (Samoa)
Alapati Leiua (Samoa)
Siale Piutau (Tonga)

Exeter Chiefs (6)

Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (England)
Jack Nowell (England)
Henry Slade (England)
Nic White (Australia)
Tomas Francis (Wales)