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Aug 18, 2019, 15:51

POOL A

IRELAND

Backs(14)

Bundee Aki, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Robbie Henshaw, Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Luke McGrath, Conor Murray, Garry Ringrose, Jonathan Sexton, Jacob Stockdale

Forwards (17)

Rory Best, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Can Healy, Dave Kilcoyne, Iain Henderson, Jean Kleyn, Peter O’Mahony, Andrew Porter, Rhys Ruddock, James Ryan, John Ryan, Niall Scannell, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier

SCOTLAND

Backs (14)

Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Pete Horne, Sam Johnson, Blair Kinghorn, Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland, Ali Price, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour

Forwards (17)

John Barclay, Simon Berghan, Fraser Brown, Scott Cummings, Allan Dell, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Stuart McInally (capt), Willem Nel, Gordon Reid, Jamie Ritchie, Blade Thomson, Ben Toolis, George Turner, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson

JAPAN

Backs (13)

Kaito Shigeno, Fumiaki Tanaka, Yutaka Nagare, Yu Tamura, Rikiya Matsuda, Kenki Fukuoka, Ataata Moeakiola, Lomano Lemeki, William Tupou, Ryoto Nakamura, Timothy Lafaele, Kotaro Matsushima, Ryohei Yamanaka 

Forwards (18)

Keita Inagaki, Yusuke Kizu, Koo Ji-won, Isileli Nakajima, Asaeli Ai Valu, Takuya Kitade, Atsushi Sakata, Shota Horie, Luke Thompson, Wimpie van der Walt, Uwe Helu, James Moore, Hendrik Tui, Yoshitaka Tokunaga, Michael Leitch (c), Lappies Labuschagne, Kazuki Himeno, Amanaki Mafi

RUSSIA

Backs (13)

Vasily Artemyev (c), Igor Galinovsky, Kirill Golosnitsky, Vasily Dorofeev, Yuri Kushnarev, German Davydov, Dmitry Perov, Vladislav Sozonov, Dmitry Gerasimov, Ramil Gaysin, Denis Simplikevich, Vladimir Ostroushko, Sergey Yanyushkin

Forwards (18)

Azamat Bitiev, Andrey Garbuzov, Kirill Gotovtsev, Victor Gresev, Bogdan Fedotko, Vitaliy Zhivatov, Evgeny Matveev, Andrey Polivalov, Vladimir Podrezov, Evgeny Yelgin, Stanislav Selsky, Nikita Vavilin, Sergey Chernyshev, Tagir Gadzhiev, Roman Khodin, Andrei Ostrikov, Valery Morozov, Anton Sychev

SAMOA

Backs (14)

Ed Fidow, Tim Nanai-Williams, Ahsee Tuala, Belgium Tuatagaloa, Henry Taefu, Alapati Leiua, Reynold Lee-Lo, Kieron Fonotia, AJ Atatimu, Tusi Pisi, Ulupano Seuteni, Dwayne Polotaivao, Melani Matavao, Scott Malolua

Forwards (17)

Afaesetiti Amosa, TJ Ioane, Jack Lam, Piula Fa’asalele, Josh Tyrell, Chris Vui, Teofilo Paulo, Kane Leaupepe, Senio Toleafoa, Michael Alaalatoa, Paul Alo-Emile, James Lay, Jordan Lay, Logovi’i Mulipola, Motu Matu’u, Ray Niuia, Seilala Lam

POOL B

NEW ZEALAND

Backs (14)

TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Brad Weber, Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo'unga, Ryan Crotty, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sonny Bill Williams, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece, Ben Smith.

Forwards (17)

Dane Coles, Liam Coltman, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Joe Moody, Atu Moli, Angus Ta'avao, Ofa Tuungafasi, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Shannon Frizell, , Kieran Read (c), Ardie Savea, Matt Todd



SOUTH AFRICA

Backs (14)

Warrick Gelant, Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Sibusiso Nkosi, Lukhanyo Am, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende,  Francois Steyn, Makazole Mapimpi, Elton Jantjies, Handre Pollard, Herschel Jantjies, Faf de Klerk, Cobus Reinach

Forwards (17)

Steven Kitshof, Tendai Mtawarira, Schalk Brits, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Trevor Nyakane, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Franco Mostert, RG Snyman, Siya Kolisi (c), Francois Louw, Kwagga Smith, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen

ITALY

Backs (13)

Callum Braley, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tito Tebaldi,Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Tommaso Benvenuti,  Michele Campagnaro, Luca Morisi, Mattia Bellini, Giulio Bisegni, Jayden Hayward, Matteo Minozzi, Edoardo Padovani

Forwards (18)

Simone Ferrari, Andrea Lovotti, Tiziano Pasquali, Nicola Quaglio, Marco Riccioni, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Oliviero Fabiani, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Dean Budd, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Alessandro Zanni, Maxime Mbanda, Sebastian Negri, Sergio Parisse (c), Jake Polledri, Abraham Steyn

NAMIBIA

Backs (13)

Cliven Loubser, Helarius Kisting, Damian Stevens, Eugene Jantjies, Darryl de la Harpe, Johan Deysel, Justin Newman, JC Greyling, Johann Tromp, Chad Plato, Lesley Klim, Janry du Toit, P J Walters

Forwards (18)

Andre Rademeyer, Nelius Theron, Desiderius Sethie, AJ de Klerk, Johannes Coetzee, Obert Nortje, Louis van der Westhuizen, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Tjiuee Uanivi, Johan Retief, Thomasau Forbes, Rohan Kitshoff, Max Katjijeko, Prince !Gaoseb, Wian Conradie, P J van Lill, Adriaan Booysen, Janco Venter

CANADA

Backs (14)

Nick Blevins, Andrew Coe, Jeff Hassler, Ciaran Hearn, DTH van der Merwe, Ben LeSage, Jamie Mackenzie, Phil Mack, Gordon McRorie, Peter Nelson, Shane O'Leary, Pat Parfrey, Taylor Paris, Conor Trainor

Forwards (17)

Tyler Ardron (c), Kyle Baillie, Justin Blanchet, Hubert Buydens, Luke Campbell, Matt Heaton, Eric Howard, Jake Ilnicki, Cole Keith, Conor Keys, Evan Olmstead, Benoit Piffero, Andrew Quattrin, Lucas Rumball, Djustice Sears-Duru, Mike Sheppard, Matt Tierney

POOL C

ENGLAND

Backs (14)

Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Jonny May, Ruaridh McConnochie, Jack Nowell, Anthony Watson, Piers Francis, Jonathan Joseph, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell (c), George Ford, Willi Heinz, Ben Youngs   

Forwards (17)

Tom Curry, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Joe Launchbury, Lewis Ludlam, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mark Wilson, Dan Cole, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Jack Singleton, Mako Vunipola 

FRANCE

Backs (13)

Maxime Medard, Thomas Ramos, Yoann Huget, Damian Penaud, Aivereti Raka, Wesley Fofana, Gael Fickou, Sofiane Guitoune, Virimi Vakatawa, Camille Lopez, Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont, Maxime Machenaud, Baptiste Serin

Forwards (18)

Gregory Alldritt, Yacouba Camara, Arthur Iturria, Charles Ollivon, Wenceslas Lauret, Louis Picamoles, Paul Gabrillagues, Bernard Le Roux, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Demba Bamba, Emerick Setiano, Rabah Slimani, Camille Chat, Guilhem Guirado (c), Peato Mauvaka, Cyril Baille, Jefferson Poirot

ARGENTINA

Backs (14) 

Emiliano Boffelli, Joaquin Tuculet, Santiago Carreras, Bautista Delguy, Ramiro Moyano, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Juan Cruz Mallia, Lucas Mensa, Matias Moroni, Matias Orlando, Nicolas Sanchez, Benjamin Urdapilleta, Tomas Cubelli, Felipe Ezcurra

Forwards (17)

Rodrigo Bruni, Javier Ortega Desio, Marcos Kremer, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Tomas Lezana, Pablo Matera (c), Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lavanini, Guido Petti, Agustin Creevy, Julian Montoya, Santiago Socino, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Juan Figallo, Santiago Medrano, Enrique Pieretto, Mayco Vivas

UNITED STATES

Backs (13)

Blaine Scully (c), Will Hooley, Martin Iosefo, Mike Te'o, Marcel Brache, Nate Augspurger, Paul Lasike, Thretton Palamo, Bryce Campbell, Will Magie, AJ MacGinty, Shaun Davies, Ruben De Haas

Forwards (18)

Cam Dolan, Malon Al-Jiboori, Hanco Germishuys, Tony Lamborn, Ben Pinkelman, John Quill, Nate Brakeley, Nick Civetta, Ben Landry, Gregory Peterson, David Ainu, Eric Fry, Olive Kilifi,  Paul Mullen, Titi Lamositele, Dylan Fawsitt, James Hilterbrand, Joseph Taufete'e

TONGA

Backs (13)

Sonatane Takulua, Leon ‘Fukofuka, Samisoni Fisilau, Kurt Morath, James ‘Faiva, Siale Piutau, Malietoa Hingano, Nafi Tuitavake, Atieli Pakalani, David Halaifonua, Viliami Lolohea, Cooper Vuna, Telusa Veainu

Forwards (18)

Siegfried ‘Fisiihoi, Vunipola Fifita, Latu ‘Talakai, Paula ‘Ngauamo, Sosefo ‘Sakalia, Siua Maile, Siua ‘Halanukonuka, Ma’afu Fia, Ben Tameifuna, Sam Lousi, Leva Fifita, Sitiveni Mafi, Sione Kalamafoni, Maama ‘Vaipulu, Fotu ‘Lokotui, Zane ‘Kapeli, Dan Faleafa, Nasi Manu

POOL D

AUSTRALIA

Backs (14)

Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Lealiifano, James O'Connor, Jordan Petaia, Matt Toomua, Nic White

Forwards (17)

Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Folau Fainga'a, Michael Hooper (c), Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Isi Naisarani, David Pocock, Izack Rodda, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Jordan Uelese

WALES

Backs (13)

Josh Adams, Hallam Amos, Dan Biggar, Aled Davies, Gareth Davies, Jonathan Davies, Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Hadleigh Parkes, Rhys Patchell, Owen Watkin, Liam Williams, Tomos Williams

Forwards (18)

Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Rhys Carre, James Davies, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones, Wyn Jones, Dillon Lewis, Ross Moriarty, Josh Navidi, Ken Owens, Aaron Shingler, Nicky Smith, Justin Tipuric, Aaron Wainwright

GEORGIA

Backs (14)

Tedo Abzhandadze, Gela Aprasidze, Giorgi Begadze, Zurab Dzneladze, David Katcharava, Lasha Khmaladze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Vasil Lobzhanidze, Lasha Malaguradze, Ioseb Matiashvili, Tamaz Mchedlidze, Mirian Modebadze, Merab Sharikadze, Alexander Todua

Forwards (17)

Jaba Bregvadze, Levan Chilachava, Beka Gigashvili, Otar Giorgadze, Guram Gogichashvili, Beka Gorgadze, Mamuka Gorgodze, Vano Karkadze, Lasha Lomidze, Shalva Mamukashvili, Giorgi Melikidze, Kote Mikautadze, Mikheil Nariashvili, Giorgi Nemsadze (c), Beka Saginadze, Shalva Sutiashvili, Giorgi Tkhilaishvili

FIJI

Backs (14)

Frank Lomani, Nikola Matawalu, Henry Seniloli, Levani Botia, Jale Vatubua, Ben Volavola, Vereniki Goneva, Filipo Nakosi, Waisea Nayacalevu, Semi Radradra, Josua Tuisova, Joshua Matavesi, Alivereti Veitokani, Kini Murimurivalu

Forwards (17)

Campese Ma’afu, Eroni Mawi, Peni Ravai, Manasa Saulo, Kalivati Tawake, Mesulame Dolokoto, Samuel Matavesi, Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto, Tevita Cavubati, Leone Nakarawa, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Tevita Ratuva, Semi Kunatani, Viliame Mata, Mosese Voka, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Peceli Yato

URUGUAY

Backs (13)

Agustín Ormaechea, Santiago Arata, Felipe Berchesi, Felipe Etcheverry, Juan Manuel Cat, Santiago Vilaseca, Agustín Della Corte, Tomás Inciarte, Federico Favaro, Nicolás Freitas, Leandro Leivas, Gastón Mieres, Rodrigo Silva

Forwards (18)

Facundo Gattas, Joaquín Jaunsolo, Mateo Sanguinetti, Germán Kessler, Guillermo Pujadas, Diego Arbelo, Juan Echeverría, Juan Pedro Rombys, Ignacio Dotti, Manuel Leindekar, Diego Magno, Franco Lamana, Manuel Ardao, Santiago Civetta, Manuel Diana, Juan Manuel Gaminara (capitán), Juan Diego Ormaechea, Alejandro Nieto


Aug 18, 2019, 15:52

Please help with the updating. 

Aug 20, 2019, 05:52

...notsoclevermike are you starting a RWC league on Superbru? ...i see Rugby Magazine also has a comp running...i'll join if someone wants to organise it..

Aug 20, 2019, 17:01

Argentina  Updated

Aug 20, 2019, 17:02

FIJI SQUAD

Backs: Frank Lomani (local),  Nikola Matawalu (Glasgow Warriors), Henry Seniloli (Doncaster Knights), Levani Botia (La Rochelle), Jale Vatubua (Pau), Ben Volavola (Racing 92), Vereniki Goneva (Harlequins), Filipo Nakosi (Toulon), Waisea Nayacalevu (Stade Francais), Semi Radradra (Bordeaux-Begles), Josua Tuisova (Lyon), Joshua Matavesi (Newcastle Falcons), Alivereti Veitokani (London Irish), Kini Murimurivalu (La Rochelle)

Forwards: Campese Ma'afu (Leicester Tigers), Eroni Mawi (local) Peni Ravai (Bordeaux-Begles), Mesulame Dolokoto (local), Samuel Matavesi (Toulouse), Vere Vugakoto (local), Lee-Roy Atalifo (Jersey Reds), Manasa Saulo (London Irish), Kalivati Tawake (local), Tevita Cavubati (Harlequins), Leone Nakarawa (Racing 92), Api Ratuniyarawa (Northampton), Tevita Ratuva (local), Semi Kunatani (Harlequins), Viliame Mata (Edinburgh), Mosese Voka (local), Dominiko Waqaniburotu (capt - Brive), Peceli Yato (Clermont)

 

Aug 20, 2019, 17:03

Brycy I am sure to revive the Superbru participation before Saturday.

Aug 20, 2019, 17:04

Corrected

Aug 20, 2019, 19:52

Brycy 

I started the following on Superbru:-

*   Predictor Game

*   Daily Fantasy Game

*   Fantasy Game

IN all three cases the pool name is saruckersforum   

I also joined the Rugby Magazine fantasy competition,  Forgot what to do as to joining a pool 0 maybe Rooinek can help out.   


Aug 23, 2019, 01:43


Aug 23, 2019, 07:32

Thanks AO - Australia updated

Aug 26, 2019, 16:40

South Africa updated

Aug 28, 2019, 08:31

Ab's and Fiji Updated

Aug 28, 2019, 08:31

Ab's and Fiji Updated

Aug 29, 2019, 19:30

Japan updated

Sep 01, 2019, 15:17

Samoa Updated

Sep 02, 2019, 19:49

The following squad is still outstanding:-

POOL  C    -    USA

I will update asap 

Sep 02, 2019, 21:38

Well another at least 11 SAFFAS playing the World Cup

Kleyn,Stander-Ireland

Dell,Strauss?-Scotland

Steyn-Italy

Germishuys,de Haas,Hattingh-USA

Van der Walt,Labuscagne-Japan

Le Roux,-France

Etzebeth-New Zealand

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12263257




Sep 02, 2019, 22:04

Jean Kleyn is a lock forward update for the Irish team.

Sep 02, 2019, 22:12

France

Props: Cyril Baille (11), Demba Bamba (6), Jefferson Poirot (26), Dany Priso (13), Emerick Setiano (0), Rabah Slimani (50)

Hookers: Camille Chat (19), Guilhem Guorado (68), Peato Mauvaka (0)

Locks: Paul Gabrillagues (12), Arhur Iturria (11), Felix Lambey (7), Romain Taofifenua (14), Sebastien Vahaamahina (40)

Read more

Back-rows: Gregory Alddritt (5), Yacouba Camara (13), Francois Cros (0), Wenceslas Lauret (23), Bernard Le Roux (32), Charles Ollivon (6), Louis Picamoles (77)

Scrum-halves: Antoine Dupont (14), Maxime Machenaud (36), Baptiste Serin (27)

Fly-halves: Anthony Bellaeu (12), Camille Lopez (22), Romain Ntamack (5)

Centres: Geoffrey Doumayrou (13), Gael Fickou (45), Wesley Fofana (47), Sofiane Guitoune (5), Damian Penaud (11)

Back-three: Yoann Huget (58), Alivereti Raka (0), Vincent Rattez (2), Maxime Medard (56), Thomas Ramos (0)


Sep 03, 2019, 12:31

France and Uruguay updated

Sep 03, 2019, 12:31

France and Uruguay updated

Sep 03, 2019, 13:14

Georgia Updated

Sep 03, 2019, 19:09

Scotland updated

Sep 03, 2019, 19:09

Scotland updated

Sep 03, 2019, 19:09

Scotland updated

Sep 03, 2019, 19:10

Scotland Updated - Huw Jones not in squad????

Sep 03, 2019, 20:01

I just read that Huw Jones has totally lost his form, but at club level and in the Scotland tests. He is a standby player to cover injuries

Sep 04, 2019, 04:41

Canada Updated

Sep 04, 2019, 11:54

Only squad outstanding  USA

Sep 10, 2019, 13:50

All the squads now provided - we will have to keep it high in the postings until the end of the WC.

Sep 13, 2019, 21:29

...American Rugby News article

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2019/09/09/foreign-born-raised-players-at-rwc-2019/

Foreign-Born / Raised Players at RWC 2019

The following article is aimed at explaining who they are and how they qualify. It is not an opinion piece but instead sets out to be informative, giving the reader a greater understanding of how the eligibility process functions.

Eligibility must be obtained by meeting Regulation 8 as outlined by World Rugby. Doing so requires a player to (a) be born in the country; (b) have one parent or grandparent from the country; or (c) complete 3 years consecutive residency immediately before representative duty.

Changes since RWC 2015 have seen a tightening of the residency qualifying with it having been extended from 3 to 5 years. While this will not begin until the end of 2020 it must be clarified that the change was motivated precisely as a response to the number of foreign-born players at RWC 2015 and the subsequent qualifying of players in 2016 and 2017.

 

To review the Foreign-Born players at RWC 2015 click here.

 

The RWC 2019 edition has been compiled to ask and answer the question as to which players were and were not produced by a union. This is connected to the use of a new column which outlines other representative duty to document the comparative history of the players.

The events of 2018 which began in Brussels, Belgium, underline why the point from the above paragraph is fundamental for RWC 2019. The aftermath would see Belgium, Romania, and Spain all disqualified for breaching Regulation 8.

Russia replaced Romania as Europe 1 after center Sione Faka’osilea was confirmed as having already been captured by Tonga; while Mathieu Bélie and Bastien Fuster were deemed to be captured by France. The punishment was the same though the policy which saw Bélie and Fuster captured no longer exists as countries can no longer nominate their u20 side as their ‘next senior XV’.

 

Tonga (19)

With 20 players born abroad Tonga has more players born in other countries than all others competing at RWC 2019. All 20 men qualify via a parent with 18 born in New Zealand, and the other two in Australia. Of the overall roster, 10 players played for New Zealand u20 and two for Australia u20 compared to four from Tonga u20.

Of those born abroad 13 played representative rugby for other countries prior to being capped by Tonga. Some cases of note are Ben Tameifuna who was in the June 2012 New Zealand roster, but did not play, against Ireland; and Cooper Vuna played two test matches for Australia in 2012 before subsequently qualifying for Tonga via the Olympic loophole.

Careful analysis of where the players were raised and where they played their rugby determines that Tonga’s roster has nine homegrown players. For instance Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, Sione Kalamafoni, Siua Maile, Afa Pakalani, and Tane Takulua were born in Tonga but moved to New Zealand in their pre-teens or teens.

PLAYERPOSBIRTH COUNTRYELIGIBILITYOTHER REP.
Latu TalakaiLHNew ZealandParentNew Zealand u20
Paula NgauamoHKNew ZealandParentNew Zealand u20
Ben TameifunaTHNew ZealandParentNew Zealand u20
Sam LousiLONew ZealandParent
Steve MafiLOAustraliaParentAustralia Schools, Australia u18
Dan FaleafaLONew ZealandParentNew Zealand u20
Zane KapeliFLNew ZealandParent
Nasi ManuN8New ZealandParentNew Zealand u20
Ma’ama VaipuluN8New ZealandParent
Leon FukofukaSHNew ZealandParentNew Zealand u20
James FaivaFHNew ZealandParent
Kurt MorathFHNew ZealandParentNew Zealand u21
Mali HinganoCEAustraliaParent
Otumaka MausiaCENew ZealandParentNew Zealand u20
Siale PiutauCENew ZealandParent
Nafi Tu’itavakeCENew ZealandParentNew Zealand 7s, New Zealand u20
Viliami LoloheaWINew ZealandParent
Cooper VunaWINew ZealandParentAustralia
Telusa VeainuFBNew ZealandParentNew Zealand u20

 


Sep 13, 2019, 21:32

article cont..


Samoa (18)

Of Samoa’s 14 players born in Samoa, many moved to either Australia or New Zealand as children. This leaves Samoa with three homegrown players – Alapati Leiua, Melani Matavao, and Logovi’i Mulipola.

Seilala Lam was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia aged 11; Paul Alo-Emile was also raised in Australia and also played for Australia at the u20 Championship; Jack Lam moved from New Zealand to Australia for his high school years; Scott Malolua and Henry Taefu both also played for Australia u20 but were born in Samoa. The former was ruled out of the RWC and replaced by Pete Cowley.

Tusi Pisi moved to New Zealand aged 7 while Jordan and James Lay were born in Samoa but moved to New Zealand aged 2 and 3 respectively. Fullback Ahsee Tuala moved to New Zealand aged 2 while Asa Amosa was born in Samoa but moved to Australia aged 2. Others were older such as Rey Lee-Lo aged 13 and Alapati Leiua aged 16.

There are also two players – Belgium Tuatagaloa and Tim Nanai-Williams – who both played Sevens for New Zealand in capped international competition. They subsequently became eligible for Samoa via the Olympic Loophole.

PLAYERPOSBIRTH COUNTRYELIGIBILITYOTHER REP.
Seilala LamHKNew ZealandParentAustralia u20
Motu Matu’uHKNew ZealandParent
Ray NiuiaHKNew ZealandParent
Michael Ala’alatoaTHAustraliaParent
Paul Alo-EmileTHNew ZealandParentAustralia u20
Kane LeaupepeLONew ZealandParent
Filo PauloLONew ZealandParent
Senio ToleafoaLOAustraliaParentAustralia u20
Chris VuiLONew ZealandParentNew Zealand u20
Piula Fa’asaleleFLNew ZealandParent
Jack LamFLNew ZealandParentAustralia Schools
Josh TyrellN8New ZealandParent
Pete CowleySHNew ZealandParent
Dwayne PolotaivaoSHNew ZealandParent
Ulupano SeuteniFHAustraliaParentAustralia u20
Kieron FonotiaCENew ZealandGrandparent
Belgium TuatagaloaWINew ZealandParentNew Zealand 7s
Tim Nanai-WilliamsFBNew ZealandParentNew Zealand 7s

 

Japan (16)

Captain Michael Leitch, as well as Ata’ata Moeakiola, Asaeli Valu, and Ji-Won Koo all moved to Japan aged 14 or 15. Hendrik Tui did so aged 19 to attend university. Others including Uwe Helu, Timothy Lafaele, and Amanaki Mafi received higher education in the country along with Moeakiola, Nakajima, Valu, and Koo. Mafi played for Tonga u20 before attending university in Japan. In 2014 both Tonga and Japan named him on their rosters for the November Internationals in 2014. Lappies Labuschagne was selected to play for his native South Africa for the June 2013 internationals but was not capped. This enabled him, under World Rugby regulations, to remain unattached and thereby play for Japan upon competing three years residency.

PLAYERPOSBIRTH COUNTRYELIGIBILITYOTHER REP.
Isieli NakajimaLHTongaResidency (2011)
Ji-Won KooTHSouth KoreaResidency (2011)
Asaeli ValuTHTongaResidency (2007)
Luke ThompsonLONew ZealandResidency (2007)
Wimpie van der WaltLOSouth AfricaResidency (2017)
Uwe HeluLOTongaResidency (2016)
James MooreLOAustraliaResidency (2019)
Michael LeitchFLNew ZealandResidency (2007)
Lappies LabuschagneFLSouth AfricaResidency (2019)
Hendrik TuiFL
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Sep 13, 2019, 21:37

Australia (12)

All of Australia’s foreign-born players qualify via residency. Of them, 10 were raised in Australia with the two born and raised outside of Australia both having moved to the country from Fiji to play professional sport as adults. They are Isi Naisarani and Marika Koroibete. The former signed a contract with Rugby Australia before being eligible to play for the Wallabies; while the latter played in the Rugby League World Cup for Fiji.

PLAYERPOSBIRTH COUNTRYELIGIBILITYOTHER REP.
Tolu LatuHKTongaResidency (1998)
Jordan UeleseHKNew ZealandResidency (2011)
Taniela TupouTHTongaResidency (2017)Tonga u15
David PocockFLZimbabweResidency (2005)
Lukhan Salakaia-LotoFLNew ZealandResidency (2002)
Isi NaisaraniN8FijiResidency (2019)
Will GeniaSHPapua New GuineaResidency (2003)
Christian Leali’ifanoFHNew ZealandResidency (1997)
Samu KereviCEFijiResidency (2004)Fiji u20
Tevita KuridraniCEFijiResidency (2010)Fiji u20
Marika KoroibeteWIFijiResidency (2015)Fiji (RL)
Dane Haylett-PettyFBSouth AfricaResidency (2003)

 

Sep 13, 2019, 21:48

...well those Aussie sons of sheep stealers sure have been busy rustling up a team ay Redsman...if it's not nailed down

 theAussies will swipe it.....and notice how just about all the Tongan and Samoa teams are actually born in NZ

 ...should NZ be aggreived that the Islanders are poaching all our players...:angel:

 
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