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

15. Russia – 2

  • Vladislav Sozonov (Azerbaijan): Parent
  • Igor Galinovski (Ukraine): Parent

14. New Zealand – 3

  • Ofa Tu’ungafasi (Tonga): Residency (2009)
  • Nepo Laulala (Samoa): Residency (2007)
  • Sevu Reece (Fiji): Residency (2017)


11=. France – 4

  • Bernard le Roux (South Africa): Residency (2012)
  • Sofiane Guitoune (Algeria): Residency (1995)
  • Virimi Vakatawa (New Zealand): Residency (2013)
  • Alivereti Raka (Fiji): Residency (2018)


11=. Fiji – 4

  • Campese Ma’afu (Australia): Parent
  • Sam Matavesi (England): Parent
  • Ben Volavola (Australia): Parent
  • Josh Matavesi (England): Parent


11=. Canada – 4

  • Gordon McRorie (Scotland): Residency (2014)
  • Shane O’Leary (Ireland): Parent
  • DTH van der Merwe (South Africa): Residency (2006(
  • Peter Nelson (Ireland): Grandparent

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