Forced to play for Country of Birth

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by frntline, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. frntline

    frntline Guest

    Who would they play for if they forced to play with the country they were born in?

    I was only thinking of this topic cause I was think how it would be if O'gara would have to play for the USA.

    And of coarse the All Pacific Islanders and Even Africa's.

    O'gara - USA
    Delon Armitage - Trinidad
    Takudzwa Ngwenya - Zimbabwe
    Matt Stevens - South Africa
    Mils Muliaina - Samoa
    Joe Rokocoko - Fiji
    Sitiveni Sivivatu - Fiji
    Rodney So'oialo - Samoa
    Tom Shanklin - England
    Lote Tuquri - Fiji


    Im just thinking how much better some teams would be with the players born in their country anyone got anymore usually ones
     
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  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Jamie Heaslip was born in Israel but making a player like Heaslip play for Israel purely because he was born there is plain daft, he was raised and educated in Ireland, came through the underage system.
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Wow.. I never realised O'Gara was one of the few to achieve the dream... An American who fulfilled their ambition of becoming Irish!
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Nov 26 2008, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I'm sure I've heard that before...

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ripper @ Whenever) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Ah yes.
     
  6. Hall

    Hall Guest

    Simon Shaw - Kenya
    Riki Flutey - New Zealand
    Dylan Hartley - New Zealand
    Lesley Vainikolo - Tonga
    Brian Mujati - Zimbabwe
     
  7. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Lote Tiquri was born in Fiji but making a player like Tiquri play for Fiji purely because he was born there is plain daft, he was raised and educated in Australia, came through the underage system.
     
  8. frntline

    frntline Guest

    Simon Shaw was born in kenya woah :shok:
     
  9. frntline

    frntline Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Nov 26 2008, 08:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Lol this one really made me laugh :bravo:
     
  10. Hall

    Hall Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Frntline @ Nov 26 2008, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Didn't move to England until he was about 16 either. It was then that he took up Rugby, he was playing for Bristol a year later. Rapid development wouldn't you say?
     
  11. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    Guy Shepherdson - Indonesia
    Matt Dunning - Canada
    George Gregan - Zambia


    Matt Dunning was born in Canada but making a player like Dunning play for Canada purely because he was born there would have been just great, despite the fact he was raised and educated in Australia, came through the underage system.
     
  12. Hall

    Hall Guest

    Tendai Mwarira was born in Zimbabwe.
     
  13. Hall

    Hall Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Fushitsusha @ Nov 26 2008, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    :lol:
     
  14. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    Ian Evans - South Africa (didn't know that before, but it's BBC Sport's favourite fact at the moment!)
    Tom Shanklin - England (as Frntline said)

    Think that's it from this current Wales set-up.
     
  15. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (dullonien @ Nov 26 2008, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Luke Chateris - England
    Rhys Thomas - South Africa

    Others:

    Colin Charvis - England
    Bren Cockbain - Australia
    Chris Horsman - England
    Dafydd James - Zambia
    Will James - England

    Haldane 'Hal' Naude Luscombe - South Africa
    Sonny Parker - New Zealand
     
  16. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Frntline @ Nov 26 2008, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Why are you surprised? There are a fair few Brits (and Irish) who were born in former British possessions before coming "back home" Simon Shaw is one of many British sportsmen who have been born overseas to British parents.

    There used to be alot of people in the UK and Ireland even up to 15 years ago who had come back from places like Kenya, Zimbabwe, etc. Think of them as the UK & Ireland's "Pied Noir" except..er..they didn't speak French or own vast tracts of land and beat up desert people for fun...
     
  17. brooksesi

    brooksesi Guest

    A lot of my friends from my boarding school are white kenyans, and believe me they play hard :) Playing on a hard surface seems to do the trick, maybe we should think about playing on concrete?

    They have a lot of expats living out there, most of whom get educated in Britian, because tbh kenyan education is not the best, unless you want to be a kc (kenyans would know :) )
     
  18. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Cymro @ Nov 26 2008, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Oops, forgot about Rhys Thomas, didn't know about Charteris.
     
  19. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (dullonien @ Nov 26 2008, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Oops, forgot about Rhys Thomas, didn't know about Charteris.
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    I wish we could ship him off mind!
     
  20. RC

    RC Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Cymro @ Nov 26 2008, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Oops, forgot about Rhys Thomas, didn't know about Charteris.
    [/b][/quote]

    I wish we could ship him off mind!
    [/b][/quote]


    Christ, dont we all!
    Bloody waste of (height) space!
     
  21. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Percy Montgomery - Namibia.
     
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