IRB World Ranking: 14th
Route to the World Cup Finals:
Qualified automatically by finishing third in Pool D at RWC2015.
World Cup record:
Have appeared in every World Cup, winning 11 of their 28 games - but are yet to progress to the knockout phase. 2007 was their best year with Pool wins over Argentina, Romania and Portugal but Scotland denied them. They also had a chance in 2011 but were beaten 36-6 by Ireland in the match that counted.