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.
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.
- Jean Kleyn – South Africa
- CJ Stander – South Africa
- Joey Carbery – New Zealand
- Bundee Aki – New Zealand