CJ Stander (left) celebrates with Jordi Murphy (right) after Ireland beat England to win the Six Nations. CJ Stander is originally from South Africa. Photo: EPA
Mark Agnew
Opinion

Opinion

Mark Agnew

World Rugby eligibility should be staggered so players who want to give all their best rugby to an adopted country can

  • Too many players are swapping international countries and it is devaluing the whole idea of playing for your country
  • World Rugby should introduce a staggered system so players do not wait to see if they are good enough for their own country before swapping

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CJ Stander (left) celebrates with Jordi Murphy (right) after Ireland beat England to win the Six Nations. CJ Stander is originally from South Africa. Photo: EPA
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