The six countries that make up ‘United Nations’ Ireland squad

England boss Eddiot Jones taunted Ireland ahead of Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup match at Twickenham, calling them the United Nations of rugby.

Andy Farrell’s starting XV contains five players from the Southern Hemisphere.

Here are the nine players from their squad who were born abroad.

NEW ZEALAND:

  • Bundee Aki (New Zealand)
  • Jamison Gibson-Park (New Zealand)
  • James Lowe (New Zealand)

ENGLAND:

  • Kieran Marmion (England)
  • Billy Burns (England)

SOUTH AFRICA:

  • CJ Stander (South Africa)
  • Quinn Roux (South Africa)
  • Rob Herring (South Africa)

AUSTRALIA:

  • Finlay Bealham (Australia)

FRANCE:

  • Ultan Dillane (France)

Foreign-Born Players at 2020 Autumn Nations Cup: Other Home Nations

SCOTLAND – 19/36

  1. Duhan van der Merwe (South Africa)
  2. Sean Maitland (New Zealand)
  3. James Lang (England)
  4. Sam Johnson (Australia)
  5. Chris Harris (England)
  6. Nick Grigg (New Zealand)
  7. Ali Price (England)
  8. Hamish Watson (England)
  9. Blade Thomson (New Zealand)
  10. Rob Harley (England)
  11. Nick Haining (Australia)
  12. Blair Cowan (New Zealand)
  13. Cornell du Preez (South Africa)
  14. Ben Toolis (Australia)
  15. Sam Skinner (England)
  16. WP Nel (South Africa)
  17. Oli Kebble (South Africa)
  18. Simon Berghan (New Zealand)
  19. Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Spain)

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