30 Stars at Risk of Missing the World Cup

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30 Stars at Risk of Missing the World Cup
John Cowpland

There are now just 18 months until England welcomes the 2015 Rugby World Cup to its shores, but no man is a certainty for the event.

Over the next year-and-a-half, each and every player who is hoping to have a role in rugby's most prestigious tournament will be put through his paces, albeit some boast a more assured spot than others.

The tightrope journey is more precarious for some, though, and whether it's because of a worrying injury, age, time constraints, a change of teams or any other reason, the following 30 stars are at risk of missing the competition.

For the most part, we've been as thorough as possible in assessing injury comeback dates, and those players already with retirement on their schedule have been omitted.

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