"The All Greens" - Ireland World Cup squad mocked by New Zealanders - Ruck

“The All Greens” – Ireland World Cup squad mocked by New Zealanders

Ireland Head Coach Andy Farrell has today named a 42-player Summer Training Squad to begin preparations for the Bank of Ireland Nations Series and Rugby World Cup 2023.

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Following the conclusion of the BKT United Rugby Championship and Heineken Champions Cup campaigns, the Ireland Coaching Team have selected an extended panel of players to assemble at the IRFU High Performance Centre on 18th June for the first block of pre-season.

Commenting on the squad announcement, Farrell said: “It is exciting to announce our extended training squad for the first phase of Rugby World Cup preparations, and we’re looking forward to assembling in Dublin next month to hit the ground running as a group.

One fan wrote: “Saw the All Blacks B squad was named today,”


The hostility between the two groups of fans originated last summer when Ireland achieved a clean sweep victory over New Zealand on their home soil.

ow, let’s examine the squads of Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales, focusing on the players who were born outside their respective countries.

So far, a staggering total of 52 players have switched nationalities.


Rob Herring, hooker, South Africa

Finlay Bealham, prop, Australia

Joe McCarthy, lock, USA

Kieran Treadwell, lock, England

Jamison Gibson-Park, scrum-half, New Zealand

Bundee Aki, centre, New Zealand

Bundee Aki of Ireland watching the on going scrum during the Six Nations Championship match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on the 12th March 2022 – PHOTO: George Tewkesbury/PPAUK

Mack Hansen, winger, Australia

James Lowe, winger, New Zealand