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

5. USA – 13

  • Dylan Fawsitt (Ireland): Residency (2017)
  • James Hilterbrand (Australia): Parent
  • Paul Mullen (Ireland): Grandparent
  • Greg Peterson (Australia): Parent
  • Hanco Germishuys (South Africa): Residency (2007)
  • Tony Lamborn (New Zealand): Parent
  • John Quill (Ireland): Parent
  • Shaun Davies (South Africa): Residency (2012)
  • Ruben du Haas (South Africa): Residency (2012)
  • Will Hooley (England): Grandparent
  • AJ MacGinty (Ireland): Residency (2015)
  • Will Magie (England): Parent
  • Paul Lasike (New Zealand): Residency 2012


4. Scotland – 14

  • Allan Dell (South Africa): Grandparent
  • Simon Berghan (New Zealand): Grandparent
  • WP Nel (South Africa): Residency (2015)
  • Ben Toolis (Australia): Parent
  • John Barcley (Hong Kong): Parent
  • Hamish Watson (England): Grandparent
  • Blade Thomson (New Zealand): Grandparent
  • Ryan Wilson (England): Grandparent
  • Ali Price (England): Parent
  • Chris Harris (England): Grandparent
  • Sam Johnson (Australia): Residency (2018
  • Duncan Taylor (England): Parent
  • Sean Maitland (New Zealand): Grandparent
  • Tommy Seymour (USA): Parent

3. Japan – 16

  • Isieli Nakajima (Tonga): Residency (2011)
  • Ji-Won Koo (South Korea): Residency (2011)
  • Asaeli Valu (Tonga): Residency (2007)
  • Luke Thompson (New Zealand): Residency (2007)
  • Wimpie van der Walt (South Africa): Residency (2017)
  • Uwe Helu (Tonga): Residency (2016)
  • James Moore (Australia): Residency (2019)
  • Michael Leitch (New Zealand): Residency (2007)
  • Lappies Labuschagne (South Africa): Residency (2019)
  • Hendrik Tui (New Zealand): Residency (2009)
  • Amanaki Mafi (Tonga): Residency (2013)
  • Timothy Lafaele (Samoa): Residency (2017)
  • Will Tupou (New Zealand): Residency (2016)
  • Lomano Lemeki (New Zealand): Residency (2012)
  • Ata’ata Moeakiola (Tonga): Residency (2014)
  • Kotaro Matsushima (South Africa): Parent


2. Samoa – 17

  • Seilala Lam (New Zealand): Parent
  • Motu Natu’u (New Zealand): Parent
  • Ray Niuia (New Zealand): Parent
  • Michael Ala’alatoa (Australia): Parent
  • Paul Alo-Emile (New Zealand): Parent
  • Kane Leaupepe(New Zealand): Parent
  • Filo Paulo (New Zealand): Parent
  • Senio Toleafoa (Australia): Parent
  • Chris Vui (New Zealand): Parent
  • Piula Fa’asalele (New Zealand): Parent
  • Jack Lam (New Zealand): Parent
  • Josh Tyrell (New Zealand): Parent
  • Dwayne Polotaivao (New Zealand): Parent
  • Ulupano Seuteni (Australia): Parent
  • Kieron Fonotia (New Zealand): Grandparent
  • Belgium Tuatagaloa (New Zealand): Parent
  • Tim Nanai-Williams: (New Zealand): Parent


1. Tonga – 19

  • Sam Lousi (New Zealand): Parent
  • Latu Talakai (New Zealand): Parent
  • Paula Ngaumo (New Zealand): Parent
  • Ben Tameifuna (New Zealand): Parent
  • Sam Lousi (New Zealand): Parent
  • Steve Mafi (Australia): Parent
  • Dan Faleafa (New Zealand): Parent
  • Zana Kapeli (New Zealand): Parent
  • Nasi Manu (New Zealand): Parent
  • Ma’ama Vaipulu (New Zealand): Parent
  • Leon Fukofuka (New Zealand): Parent
  • James Faiva (New Zealand): Parent
  • Kurt Morath (New Zealand): Parent
  • Mali Hingano (Australia): Parent
  • Otumaka Mausia (New Zealand): Parent
  • Siale Piutau (New Zealand): Parent
  • Nafi Tu’itavake (New Zealand): Parent
  • Viliami Lolohea (New Zealand): Parent
  • Cooper Vuna (New Zealand): Parent
  • Telusa Veainu (New Zealand): Parent

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