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Six Nations: Foreign leavers spread into European squads


VIEWS: Was Tony Ward's international old Irish right? Are Six Nations squads including far more rugby talents than southern hemisphere teams?

Yes, but New Zealand and Australia can not point out the finger.

Tocynir Ward is the number of the Irish rugby team in Paddy-come-latelies.

Ben Tea of ​​the midfielder of England, born in New Zealand.

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Ben Tea of ​​the midfielder of England, born in New Zealand.

Yet there are more recruitment squads than Ireland. Twenty-two players across the six teams have qualified for their countries under the rugby control of World Rugby's three years.

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England is leading the import sector with seven players who moved there on college scholarships or professional contracts.

Back of Fijian England Nathan Hughes (C).


Back of Fijian England Nathan Hughes (C).

But the Black Black bum – Waiskae Naholo (Fiji), Ofa Tu & # 39; ungafasi, Shannon Frizell to Vaea Fifita (Tonga) to Nepo Laulala (Samoa).

Wallabies also have a quintet – Taniela Tupou (Tonga), Jermaine Ainsley (New Zealand) and Fijians Isi Naisarani, Marika Koroibete and Sefa Naivalu. Australian ranks could take place to seven if Quade Cooper and Karmichael Hunt, named by Kiwi, all of whom have another guernsey gold.

This is rarely a new phenomenon. Hal Conway Half Midback won 12 cap for Wallabies and Black Black at the end of the 1950's and early 1960s. Former passengers of Bay of Plenty and processor All Blacks, Greg Davis, won Wallabies in 16 tests between 1969 and 1972.

Northern Ireland Jayden Hayward (L) plays rugby to Italy.


Northern Ireland Jayden Hayward (L) plays rugby to Italy.

The tendency is not limited to union rugby. Steve Mascord, secretary of the Australian rugby league, had traveled on many passengers, was delighted to tell the testament of Lebanon where one Sydneysider drove from Lebanon to another, as the anthems pulled out, and said: " Are they themselves?

Kiwi's expatriates have learned a fair opportunity to sing the Queen's Rescue God.

England has seven players – New Zealand, Dylan Hartley, Ben Tea and Brad Shields, Fijian Nathan Hughes and Samu Manu Tuilagi's medium-field field – who came to the UK on college scholarships, or as a complete benefit. The brothers of Mako and Billy Vuinpola were born in Wellington and Brisbane, respectively, to Tongan's parents, who brought them to Wales as young people. The Vunipolas, technically, could have each qualified for four countries (Mako: New Zealand, Tonga, England, England; Billy: Australia, Tonga, England, England).

The midfielder of Hadleigh Parkes (L) captures Hunterville.

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The midfielder of Hadleigh Parkes (L) captures Hunterville.

The ten international rugby of Scotland grew rugby beyond the Scottish border. The Tartan foreign legion includes some men – including Kilted Kiwis, Sean Maitland, John Hardie and Simon Berghan – with parents in Scotland or grandparents, but others, such as South African WP Nel and Josh Strauss and midfield playground Australia Sam Johnson – with no ancient connection.

Ireland has played the base of the New Zealand midfielder, Bundee Aki and South Africa, C J Stander and Quinn Roux, who have made the Emerald Isle of their home after signing for Irish Pro14 clubs. According to New Zealand, Joey Carbery left Sir Kildare aged 11 with a mother and a Irish father. Ireland was born on Rhys Ruddock in Dublin, raised in Wales and joined Leinster Academy. His mother is Irish and his father, Mike Ruddock, is a former coach in Wales.

Italy has foreign players recruited by Pro14 Benetton Treviso and Zebre clubs. The session includes Northlanders Jayden Hayward and Dean Budd, the apartments Sebastien Negri (Zimbabwe) and Braam Steyn (South Africa), Irish midfielder Ian McKinley and English prop propeller Sisi. Currently, Jake Polledri, a Gloucester lantern, who is born in Mrystein, is on the injured list.

Bundee Aki was screened in Auckland but plays rugby to Ireland.


Bundee Aki was screened in Auckland but plays rugby to Ireland.

Wales has Hadleigh Parkes Hunterville in the middle of Warren Gatland, along with other people with parent support, former Headteachers and Blues by Gareth Anscombe and Jake Ball and Tomas Francis onwards.

France has a predominantly growing team, apart from the Tin Atonio and South African Lock project, Paul Willemse, born by Timaru. La Rochelle loosehead Dany Priso went to France with a 11-year-old Camerone family.

Tony Ward – in her Irish Independent column – has distinguished between "inter-country translators" and "heritage" players.

Aucklander, Gareth Anscombe, qualifies for Wales through his mother named in Cardiff.

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Aucklander, Gareth Anscombe, qualifies for Wales through his mother named in Cardiff.

However, most of the Six Nations imports would not have dreamed of representing their current teams. Was young Gareth Anscombe running around Auckland school fields, claiming that Dan Carter or Neil Jenkins were?

Is rugby diaspora a "game failure" – as Ward declared – or is it just a symptom of modern life mobility?

Should England – with over a million registered players – or a traditional power station such as the New Zealand cap, emigrate?

Ward highlighted an inconsistency when he said that the Irish RFU welcomes inter-country transferees, but breaks the door on Irish players who receive off-shore club coins.

We also have the double standard where Kiwi can play in Ireland with no Irish connection, but a player born in a Pasifika country can not turn out for Tonga, Samoa and Fiji if they have already been capped by New Zealand or Australia, after get headed.

Rugby World – is commendable – move to a five-year residency rule, which is likely to either send inter-country transferees, or lead them to leave much earlier in their careers if the pay packages are on getting in the northern hemisphere remains impossible to refuse.

However, given the boost the European Unions have won the recognition of southern talent, it is not time for Global Rugby to enable dual-qualified players to come out to their nationality for the Rugby & # 39; r World?



Six Nations Players who qualify under residence or heritage rules.



Nathan Hughes (FIJI)

Manu Tuilagi (SAMOA)

Mako Vunipola (NZ / TONGA)

Billy Vunipola (AUS / TONGA)


Brad Shields (NZ)

Ben Te & o (NZ)

Dylan Hartley (NZ)



Bundee Aki (NZ)

C J Stander (SA)

Quinn Roux (SA)


Joey Carbery (NZ)



WP Nel (SA)

Josh Strauss (SA)

Sam Johnson (AUS)


Sean Maitland (NZ)

Simon Berghan (NZ)

John Hardie (NZ)

Ryan Wilson (ENG)

Tim Swinson (ENG)

Tommy Seymour (USA / IRE)

Allan Dell (SA)



Hadleigh Parkes (NZ)


Gareth Anscombe (NZ)

Jake Ball (ENG)

Tomas Francis (ENG)



Dean Budd (NZ)

Jayden Hayward (NZ)

Ian McKinley (IRE)

Sebastian Negri (ZIM)

Braam Steyn (SA)

David Sisi (ENG)


Sergio Parisse (ARG)

Jake Polledri (ENG)



Uini Atonio (NZ)

Paul Willemse (SA)

Dany Priso (CAMEROON)

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