With the 2015 Rugby World Cup now filed away under 'Best Tournament ever', national coaches will be planning towards 2019. Here are 15 players who could feature prominently

By Alex Shaw

With 2015 and the Rugby World Cup now well and truly in the history books, it’s time to start looking ahead at the next cycle.

International sides around the world will be welcoming a fresh influx of young talent into their squads over the next 12 months, as they look to get themselves into the best possible shape for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Below is a XV of blossoming stars to watch over the coming year at both domestic and international level, plenty of whom have the potential to be the game’s next set of superstars…