All-Star XV Who Could Be Unavailable for World Cup Selection

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All-Star XV Who Could Be Unavailable for World Cup Selection
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In the eyes of many, a Rugby World Cup is the pinnacle of any player's career, and 2015 provides the globe's elite with another chance to shine at the tournament, this time being hosted by England.

However, politics, personal reasons and other mitigating circumstances now play as prominent a role in the international involvement of our stars as ever, and it's easier said than done for a player to just turn up come contest time.

With just over a year left until the rugby spectacle kicks off, we've compiled a line-up of the most promising talents who may yet miss out on their place, be it due to contract disagreements, plans for retirement or otherwise.

It's worth mentioning that those players whose fates have already been decided regarding their omission from the reckoning haven't been considered and injury expectations haven't been taken into account.

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