"Sale winger" - Five players Scotland want to swap nations for the World Cup - Ruck

“Sale winger” – Five players Scotland want to swap nations for the World Cup

We take a look at four rugby union players who could swap nations to represent Scotland at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Nobody has more players born overseas in the Six Nations than the Scots, with 21 of their Six Nations squad hailing from other countries.

This method of talent spotting has helped Gregor Townsend transform his squad from fodder into genuine title contenders.

He’s also not done, with five more players linked with changing their allegiances prior to the fast approaching 2023 Rugby World Cup.

#1. Tom Roebuck

Age: 21

Position: Winger

Honours: England U20

The 2021/22 Premiership season was a breakthrough campaign for Roebuck, as a run of six tries in six games in January 2022 cemented his place in Alex Sanderson’s squad. 

Roebuck was born in InvernessScotland, but has represented England at youth level, making seven appearances for the U20 side.

The 21-year-old was called up by England in the Autumn, but hasn’t been capped so would be available to Townsend if he can convince him to take the call.

Sale Sharks player Tom Roebuck during the warm up before the Gallagher Rugby Premiership game between Sale Sharks and Exeter Chiefs at JW Bell Stadium on October 3rd – PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK