"World-class English 10" - Five players Scotland want to swap nations for the World Cup - Ruck

“World-class English 10” – 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. Ben Healy

Age: 23

Position: Fly-half

Honours: Ireland U20

Healy will join Edinburgh this summer on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old represented Ireland at under-20 level but qualifies for Scotland through his grandparents.

Healy has featured for the Irish province since 2019, amassing 275 points from 47 appearances.

“It’s clear how much they want to play. I’m looking forward to putting myself into a new environment and seeing how I go,” Healy told Edinburgh’s website.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Munster for their support over the last few seasons. I’ve loved every minute of my time playing with the club, but I felt now was the right time to take on a new and exciting challenge in Edinburgh.”