Toby Flood and six other players who could have played for Germany instead

3. Lee Dickson

Born in Verden, Germany to an English mother and Scottish father, Dickson represented Scotland at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup before switching his international allegiance to England a year later and went onto win 18 caps. The scrum-halves older brother Karl Dickson is also a former professional rugby union player for Harlequins and England.

Lee Dickson of England (Northampton Saints) – Photo mandatory by-line: Graeme Truby/Pinnacle – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile:0797 1270 681 – VAT Reg No: 183700120 – 31/05/2015 – SPORT – RUGBY UNION – England v Barbarians – Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London, England.

4. Tom Johnson

The back-rowers father was an officer in the Royal Air Force and was stationed at RAF Rheindahlen just outside Düsseldorf in Germany, where the scrum-half was born. On the international stage, he went onto win three England Saxons caps and eight England caps.

Tom Johnson of Exeter Chiefs during the Anglo-Welsh Cup: Semi Final match between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins at Sandy Park on March 12th, 2017 – Exeter, Devon. – Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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