Billy Vunipola, who will be suiting up for England, could also suit up for Australia and Tonga under World Rugby’s rules. Photo: Reuters
Billy Vunipola, who will be suiting up for England, could also suit up for Australia and Tonga under World Rugby’s rules. Photo: Reuters

Rugby World Cup 2019: over a fifth of players are not representing their birth countries at most diverse showpiece yet

  • A StubHub study shows 22 per cent of the participants were not born in the nation they are representing
  • Samoa’s team has more than 60 per cent of its squad eligible to play for another team

Billy Vunipola, who will be suiting up for England, could also suit up for Australia and Tonga under World Rugby’s rules. Photo: Reuters
Billy Vunipola, who will be suiting up for England, could also suit up for Australia and Tonga under World Rugby’s rules. Photo: Reuters
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