Five players you didn’t know played for England AND Wales - Ruck

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

In spite of leading the Wales U20 team as captain, Alex Dombrandt, the back-rower for England and Harlequins, would not have been eligible to represent the senior Welsh side.

Despite being a resident student at a Welsh university, he lacked the necessary birth, family, or residency qualifications required to participate in Test-level matches for Wales.

This powerful back-rower showcased his prowess by scoring a trio of tries over the weekend. His performance contributed to defending champions Quins concluding a remarkable year with a victory over Northampton, securing a 41-27 win in the English Premiership.

Additional players who have played for both teams, though not mentioned in this compilation, include prominent Wales figures such as Henry Thomas, 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.