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Who can benefit new world rugby rule

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Today world rugby has announced a change of the rule from 1st January players who meet criteria can switch countries you can read more: World Rugby allows players to switch nations to country of birth

This change in World Rugby Rule has opened doors for many We are going to tell you which players will have a chance to use this new rule to represent the country of their or their ancestors’ birth.

Israel Folau’s one of the best rugby players in the world has been banned from the Wallabies and New South Wales Waratahs in 2019

32-year old Folau had an amazing career who played 73 Tests for Wallabies and scored 37 tries.

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he has Tongan heritage and the Tongan coach Toutai Kefu said he had talked to Folau and he was keen to join the islanders

Steven Luatua, Samoa

Steven Luatua who was representing the All blacks in 2013 and 2016 will have a chance to play for Samoa. it’s been more than three years since the 30-year-old played his last game against Italy

Charles Piutau, Tonga

After missing out on selection for the 2015 Rugby World Cup he left New Zealand and moved to Europe. his name is often used as an example for switching nationalities.

Lima Sopoaga, Samoa

Former all Black and Wasps fly-half Sopoaga had attempted to play for the Samoa sevens circuit as a means of qualifying for Samoa.

30-year-old fly-half who revealed his plan to play Sevens Circuit at James Marshalls Podcast

“I tried to do the switch like Malakai (Fekitoa),” he said

Nathan Hughes, Fiji

He has earned 22 caps for England between 2016 and 2019 but from next year he can qualify to play his birth country.

“It wasn’t easy. People said ‘you’re not from here, why do you want to play for England, you should be playing for your own country’,” said Hughes back in 2016.

Billy and Mako Vunipola, Tonga

Waisake Naholo, Seta Tamanivalu, George Moala, Augustine Pulu, and Francis Saili are among a lengthy list of other former All Blacks who could switch unions from next year.

“Approval of this landmark regulatory change is the culmination of detailed and widespread modelling and consultation across the game,” World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said

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