16 players who MIGHT swap countries for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

16 Rugby stars who MIGHT swap countries for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

9. Digby Ioane

The former Crusaders wing would follow in the footsteps of his father Natu if he turned out for Samoa, with the older Ioane playing one match for his homeland against the Maori All Blacks.

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10. Luke McGrath

The Ireland scrum-half has won five caps but has struggled to get gametime ahead of world-class playmaker Conor Murray. If possible, McGrath would definetly get a starting spot for the country of his birth, Canada.

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11. David Pocock

The flanker grew up in Gweru but later left for Australia during the Land Redistribution exercise implemented by the Zimbabwean government from about 2000. However, with the government changing the back-rower may be tempted to represent the country of his birth, who only this week revealed they will do everything in their power to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.

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12. Manu Tuilagi

Should Tuilagi decide to ditch the white of England for his nation of birth, he could form half of a formidable midfield combo with Nonu. Renowned for his sheer power and blockbusting runs, constant injuries and suspensions have kept the 26-year-old out of England’s squads in recent international windows.

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