RANKED: Scotland has less 'Scottish players' than overseas recruits for first time - Ruck

RANKED: Scotland has less ‘Scottish players’ than overseas recruits for first time

The 2023 Six Nations Championship is the 24th edition of the competition since expanding to include Italy in 2000.

It was originally conceived as the Home Nations Championship and first contested by England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in 1883. France joined in 1910 to create the Five Nations Championship.

There were 59 foreign-born players in the 2021 Six Nations. The player rosters for the 2022 competition number totalled of 73 foreign-born players

So far, with four of the six squads announced, the number for this years tournament currently tallies 38 with France and Ireland yet to name their squads.

Ireland boss Andy Farrell will name his squad on Thursday a 9 am.

There will also be players called up during the tournament, which will also contribute to the totally tally.

England (4/36) – Up by two

On 16 January 2023, Borthwick named a 36-player England squad for the 2023 Six Nations Championship

Bevan Rodd (Scotland)

Mako Vunipola (New Zealand)

Marcus Smith (Phillipines)

Manu Tuilagi (Samoa)

Manu Tuilagi of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK