Forwards: Johannes Coetzee, AJ de Klerk, Jaco Engels, Raoul Larson, Johnnie Redelinghuys, Casper Viviers, Louis van der Westhuizen, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Janco Venter, Tjiuee Uanivi, Renaldo Bothma, Jacques Burger (c), Wian Conradie, Leneve Damens, Tinus du Plessis, Rohan Kitshoff, PJ van Lill.
Backs: Eneill Buitendag, Eugene Jantjies, Damien Stevens, Theuns Kotzè, Darryl de La Harpe, Johan Deysel, JC Greyling, Danie van Wyk, Conrad Marais, David Philander, Heinrich Smith, Russell van Wyk, Chrysander Botha, Johan Tromp.
Form: Namibia are still the standout African side, as proven by comfortable wins over Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tunisia this year. Victories over Romania and Russia have also offered room for encouragement, either side of a disappointing defeat against Spain in the summer.
Captain: Jacques Burger will be leading his side out for a third World Cup and it will be a particularly special achievement for the fearless Saracens flanker, who almost had to retire through injury two years ago.
Star player: Tinus du Plessis has seven World Cup appearances under his belt and the 31-year-old's experience will be important in containing superior opposition. The back-row forward has scored six tries in 43 appearances for his country.
World Cup history: Namibia are yet to register a single victory in 15 World Cup matches and hold the unfortunate record of the tournament's greatest defeat, losing 142-0 to Australia in 2003. That margin may be under threat when the competition's lowest ranked side meet New Zealand in Match 12, while Georgia represent the team's best chance of a first World Cup win.
Namibia’s Pool C fixtures:
Thur 24 Sept NEW ZEALAND v NAMIBIA (Olympic Stadium, 8pm)
Tues 29 Sept TONGA v NAMIBIA (Sandy Park, 4.45pm)
Wed 7 Oct NAMIBIA v GEORGIA (Sandy Park, 8pm)
Sun 11 Oct ARGENTINA v NAMIBIA (Leicester City Stadium, 12pm)