Foreign-Born Players at 2019 Rugby World Cup: Home Nations

The hot topic of foreign-born players returned yesterday when World Rugby vice president Agustin Pichot criticised Ireland’s selection.

RUCK takes an in-depth look at the foreign-born players in each of the home nations squad, where they were born and how they are eligible.

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Ireland – Four players

Joe Schmidt has selected three less foreign-born players for this year’s tournament with none of the seven selected in 2015 making the cut, which included the liked of Jarryd Payne and Jamie Heaslip.

  1. Jean Kleyn – South Africa
  2. CJ Stander – South Africa
  3. Joey Carbery – New Zealand
  4. Bundee Aki – New Zealand

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