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

10. Ireland – 5

  • Jean Kleyn (South Africa): Residency (2019)
  • CJ Stander (South Africa): Residency (2016)
  • Luke McGrath (Canada): Parent
  • Joey Carbery (New Zealand): Parent
  • Bundee Aki (New Zealand): Residency (2017)


9. England – 6

  • Mako Vunipola (New Zealand): Residency (2008)
  • Sam Underhill (USA): Parent
  • Billy Vunipola (Australia): Residency (2008)
  • Willi Heinz (New Zealand): Grandparent
  • Manu Tuilagi (Samoa): Residency (2007)
  • Joke Cokanasiga (Fiji): Residency (2003)


8. Wales – 8

  • Tomas Francis (England): Grandparent
  • Jake Ball (England): Parent
  • Aaron Shingler (England): Residency (1992)
  • Ross Moriarty (England): Parent
  • Jonathan Davies (England): Parent
  • Hadleigh Parkes (New Zealand): Residency (2017)
  • Hallam Amos (England): Residency (2004)
  • George North (England): Parent


7. Italy – 8

  • Dean Budd (New Zealand): Residency (2015)
  • David Sisi (Germany): Parent
  • Sebastian Negri (Zimbabwe): Parent
  • Jake Polledri (England): Grandparent
  • Sergio Parisse (Argentina): Parent
  • Braam Steyn (South Africa): Residency (2015)
  • Callum Braley (England): Grandparent
  • Jayden Hayward (New Zealand): Residency (2017)


6. Australia – 12

  • Tolu Latu (Tonga): Residency (1998)
  • Jordan Uelese (New Zealand): Residency (2011)
  • Taniela Tupou (Tonga): Residency (2017)
  • David Pocock (Zimbabwe): Residency (2005)
  • Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (New Zealand): Residency (2002)
  • Isi Naisarani (Australia): Residency (2019)
  • Will Genia (Papa New Guinea): Residency (2003)
  • Christian Leali’ifano (New Zealand): Residency (1997)
  • Samu Kerevi (Fiji): Residency (2004)
  • Tevita Kuridrani (Fiji): Residency (2010)
  • Marika Koroibete (Fiji): Residency (2015)
  • Dane Haylett-Petty (South Africa): Residency (2003)

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: David Pocock of Australia celebrates victory after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 3, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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