Forwards: Tyler Ardron (c), Ray Barkwill, Brett Beukeboom, Hubert Buydens, Aaron Carpenter, Jamie Cudmore, Nanyak Dala, Kyle Gilmour, Jason Marshall, John Moonlight, Evan Olmstead, Benoit Piffero, Djustice Sears-Duru, Jebb Sinclair, Richard Thorpe, Andrew Tiedemann, Doug Wooldridge.
Backs: Nick Blevins, Connor Braid, Matt Evans, Jeff Hassler, Ciaran Hearn, Nathan Hirayama, Harry Jones, Phil Mack, Jamie Mackenzie, Phil Mackenzie, Gordon McRorie, Conor Trainor, Liam Underwood, DTH van der Merwe.
Form: Canada lost all four matches at the recent Pacific Nations Cup and have not won since a 17-13 win over Namibia last November. Only Uruguay and Namibia are ranked lower than the Canadians among the 20 World Cup competitors.
Captain: Tyler Ardron. The back-rower has been included in Canada's squad despite carrying a knee injury through the Pacific Nations Cup. The Ospreys loose-forward should recover comfortably in time for group-stage action however.
Star player: Jamie Cudmore. The veteran lock is still turning screws for Clermont Auvergne, almost 20 years after a stint in a Canadian youth detention centre.
World Cup history: Just once in World Cup history have Canada escaped the pool stages. Their reward? A 1991 meeting with New Zealand. The All Blacks eased home 29-13 just as expected. Canada have since failed to live up to their showing in the second World Cup, and may struggle again.
Canada’s Pool D fixtures:
Sat 19 Sept IRELAND v CANADA (Millennium Stadium, 2.30pm)
Sat 26 Sept ITALY v CANADA (Elland Road, 2.30pm)
Thur 1 Oct FRANCE v CANADA (Stadiummk, 8pm)
Tues 6 Oct CANADA v ROMANIA (Leicester City Stadium, 4.45pm)