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RANKED: Which Rugby World Cup Team Has the Most Foreign-Born Players?

This year, just over 22% of players in the Rugby World Cup were born outside the country they are playing for.

Find out who has the most as we rank the participants from least to most.

18=. Uruguay – 0 players

18=. Argentina – 0

18=. Namibia – 0

16=. Georgia – 1

  • Merab Sharikadze (Russia): Parents 

16=. South Africa – 1

  • Tendai Mtawarira (Zimbabwe): Residency (2008)

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1 Response

  1. erich brown

    Looking at the surnames of the Tongans and Samoans I reckon most of these players are originally from these countries anyway.

    “World” Rugby is a farce! This competition should only allow players born in these countries, then SA and NZ would be tops (as usual) BUT the money does the talking!

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