5 players you didn't know played for England AND Wales - Ruck

5 players you didn’t know played for England AND Wales

Despite captaining Wales U20 level, England and Harlequins back-rower Alex Dombrandt would not have been eligible to represent the reds senior side.

Qualifying as a resident student at a Welsh university, he had no birth, family or residency qualifications to play for Wales at Test level.

The blockbusting back-rower scored a hat-trick of tries over the weekend as defending champions Quins rounded off a memorable year by beating Northampton 41-27 in the English Premiership.c

Other players to play for both, but don’t feature on this list, include current Wales stars Callum Sheedy and Johnny Williams.

#1. Stuart Barnes

Although born in Essex, he was to captain Wales Schools. However, Barnes made his England debut against Australia in November 1984. He gained ten caps for England and played his last international match in 1993 against Ireland.


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