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20 Head Coaches Prepared to Lead Their Respective Teams

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The Rugby World Cup trophy. Photo: Supplied via World Rugby website.

We identify all the head coaches in charge of the 20 teams which are set to vie for the Williams Webb Ellis trophy at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France between September and October.

With the World Cup fast approaching, The South African brings you the names of all 20 participating teams’ head coaches.

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With less than 50 days to go until 2023 World Cup kicks off in France, the focus has been primarily on the performances of teams and individual players.

But who are the men task with getting these teams and players into the best possible form in their quest for Rugby World Cup glory? Below we profile those men.

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RWC 2023 COACHES’ PROFILES:

POOL A:

France
Coach: Fabien Galthié
Age: 54
Tenure: 2019 – present
Nationality: French

New Zealand
Coach: Ian Foster
Age: 58
Tenure: 2019 – present
Nationality: New Zealander

Italy
Coach: Kieran
Age: 61
Tenure: 2021 – present
Nationality: New Zealander

Namibia
Coach: Allister Coetzee
Age: 60
Tenure: 2021 – present
Nationality: South African

Uruguay
Coach: Esteban Meneses
Age: 51
Tenure: 2015 – present
Nationality: Uruguayan

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POOL B:

South Africa
Coach: Jacques Nienaber
Age: 50
Tenure: 2019 – present
Nationality: South African

Ireland
Coach: Andy Farrell
Age: 48
Tenure: 2022 – present
Nationality: English

Scotland
Coach: Gregor Townsend
Age: 50
Tenure: 2017 – present
Nationality: Scottish

Tonga
Coach: Toutai Kefu
Age: 49
Tenure: 2016 – present
Nationality: Tongan

Romania
Coach: Eugen Apjok
Age: 51
Tenure: TBC
Nationality: Romanian

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POOL C:

Australia
Coach: Eddie Jones
Age: 63
Tenure: 2001 – 2005 and 2023 – present
Nationality: Australian

Wales
Coach: Warren Gatland
Age: 59
Tenure: 2007 – 2019 and 2022 – present
Nationality: New Zealander

Fiji
Coach: Simon Raiwalui
Age: 48
Tenure: 2023 – present
Nationality: New Zealander

Georgia
Coach: Levan Maisashvili
Age: 53
Tenure: 2020 – present
Nationality: Georgian

Portugal
Coach: Patrice Lagisquet
Age: 60
Tenure: 2019 – present
Nationality: French

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POOL D:

England
Coach: Steve Borthwick
Age: 43
Tenure: 2022 – present
Nationality: English

Argentina
Coach: Michael Cheika
Age: 56
Tenure: 2022 – present
Nationality: Australian

Japan
Coach: Jamie Joseph
Age: 53
Tenure: 1999 and 2016 – present
Nationality: New Zealander

Samoa
Coach: Seilala Mapusua

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