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Am I right in saying Tonga are likely to be in our rwc pool?
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Fan with smartphone wrote: November 24th, 2021, 9:25 pm Am I right in saying Tonga are likely to be in our rwc pool?
Yup, have a play-off v Asian champions which they should win. Asian qualifying in January. Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Korea in it.
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neill_m wrote: November 24th, 2021, 3:57 pm Murray Kinsella accurately pointed out that if Spain qualified for RWC 2023, Jordi Murphy could in theory play for them. His stand down period assuming no more Irish caps would end November 2022.
Also, John Cooney for Scotland and Luke McGrath for Canada
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neill_m wrote: November 24th, 2021, 6:51 pm
blockhead wrote: November 24th, 2021, 5:52 pm The Vinipola's, arnt they Welsh?
Born in Australia to Tongan parents, residency not counting for this new set up.
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neill_m wrote: November 24th, 2021, 6:51 pm
blockhead wrote: November 24th, 2021, 5:52 pm The Vinipola's, arnt they Welsh?
Born in Australia to Tongan parents, residency not counting for this new set up.
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Xanthippe wrote: November 24th, 2021, 11:39 pm
neill_m wrote: November 24th, 2021, 3:57 pm Murray Kinsella accurately pointed out that if Spain qualified for RWC 2023, Jordi Murphy could in theory play for them. His stand down period assuming no more Irish caps would end November 2022.
Also, John Cooney for Scotland and Luke McGrath for Canada
Didn't know Cooney's dad was from Scotland. He could play for them in 6N of 2023 in theory (last cap 6N 2020). McGrath last played for Ireland in RWC 2019, so could play for Canada by autumn 2022.
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Could Zebo finally get to play for France?
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I copied this list.

From France
- Steevy Cerqueira : Portugal (now eligible)
- Khatchik Vartanov : Russia (now eligible)
- Johan Aliouat : Algeria (now eligible)
- Kylan Hamdaoui : Algeria (now eligible)
- Atila Septar : Romania (now eligible)
- Gabriel Ngandebe : Camerun (03/02/22)
- Faraj Fartass : Tunisia (now eligible)
- Pablo Uberti : Italy (now eligible)
- Hans Nkinsi : RDC (now eligible)
- Yoann Laousse Azpiazu : Spain ??? (Azpiazu is his grandfather which was bask ... from France or Spain ?) (now eligible)
- Malik Hamadache : Algeria (now eligible; he played for Algeria before Algeria was recognized by WR)
- Patrick Sobela : Camerun (now eligible)
- Morgan Parra : Portugal (10/02/2022)
- François Trinh-Duc : Vietnam (now eligible)
- Guilhem Guirado : Spain (20/10/22)
- Wesley Fofana : Mali (30/08/22)
- Thomas Laranjeira : Portugal (now eligible)
- Yvan Reilhac : Ivory Coast (now eligible)
- Camille Lopez : Spain ??? (20/10/22)
- Eddy Ben Arous : Nigeria (now eligible)
- Rabah Slimani : Algeria (20/10/22)
- Sofiane Guitoune : Algeria (06/10/22)
- Noa Nakaitaci : Fiji (now eligible)
- Paul Jedrasiak : Poland & Italy (now eligible)
- Yacouba Camara: Mali (06/10/22)
- Mohamed Boughanmi : Tunisia (now eligible)
- Cedate Gomes Sa : Guinea-Bissau (now eligible)
- Dany Priso : Cameroun (17/08/22)
- Mathieu Babillot : Central African Republic (now eligible)
- Alivereti Raka : Fiji (06/12/2023)


From England
- Steffon Armitage : Trinidad & Tobago (now eligible)
- Matt Kvesic : Germany (maybe Poland & Croatia ?) (06/09/22)
- Marland Yarde : Saint-Lucia (now eligible)
- Luther Burrell : Jamaica (now eligible)
- Semesa Rokoduguni : Fiji (now eligible)
- George Kruis : Netherlands (07/03/2023)
- Teimana Harrison : New Zealand (now eligible)
- Nathan Hughes : Fiji (16/03/2022)
- Alex Lozowski : Poland & Italy (now eligible)
- Denny Solomona : New Zealand & Samoa ? (now eligible)
- Donovan Armand : Zimbabwe (now eligible)
- Nick Isiekwe : Nigeria (now eligible)
- Alec Hepburn : Australia (now eligible)
- Brad Shields : New Zealand (16/03/22)
- Zach Mercer : New Zealand & Scotland ??? (now eligible)
- Willi Heinz : New Zealand (07/03/23)


Scotland
- Henry Pyrgos : England (now eligible)
- Sean Maitland : New Zealand & Samoa ? (05/12/23)
- Duncan Taylor : England (05/12/23)
- Tim Swinson : England (now eligible)
- Sam Hidalgo-Clyne : Spain (05/12/23)
- Ben Toolis : Australia (23/10/20)
- Josh Strauss : South Africa (31/08/22)
- Allan Dell : South Africa (08/03/23)
- Cornell du Preez : South Africa (23/10/23)
- Nick Grigg : New Zealand (16/03/22)
- Luke Hamilton : Wales (now eligible)
- Byron McGuigan : Namibia (22/02/23)


New Zealand
- Victor Vito : Samoa (now eligible)
- Julian Savea : Samoa (now eligible)
- Luke Romano : Italy (now eligible)
- Charlie Faumuina : Samoa (now eligible)
- Tawera Kerr-Barlow : Australia (now eligible)
- Steven Luatua : Samoa (now eligible)
- Charles Piutau : Tonga (now eligible)
- Francis Saili : Samoa (now eligible)
- Frank Halai : Tonga (now eligible)
- Jeffery To'Omaga-Allen : Samoa (now eligible)
- Malakai Fekitoa : Tonga --> already made his change through Sevens
- Augustine Pulu : Tonga (now eligible)
- George Moala : Tonga (now eligible)
- Waisake Naholo : Fiji (now eligible)
- Lima Sopoaga : Samoa & Cook (now eligible)
- Nehe Milner-Skudder : Tonga ? (now eligible)
- Seta Tamanivalu : Fiji (now eligible)
- Elliot Dixon : Scotland & Ireland (now eligible)
- Vaea Fifita : Tonga (27/07/22)
- Ngani Laumape : Tonga (07/11/23)
- Atunaisa Moli : Tonga (01/11/22)
- Gareth Evans : Zimbabwe (now eligible)
- Josh Ioane : Samoa (07/09/22)
- Alex Hodgman : Fiji (18/10/23)

Australia
- Sekope Kepu : Tonga (07/09/22)
- Pekahou Cowan : New Zealand & Samoa (now eligible)
- Will Genia : Papuasia (19/10/22)
- Sitakeli Timani : Tonga (now eligible)
- Michael Harris : New Zealand (now eligible)
- Joe Tomane : New Zealand, Samoa & Cook (now eligible)
- Kane Douglas : Scotland (now eligible)
- Israel Folau : Tonga (now eligible)
- Christian Leali'Ifano : Samoa & New Zealand (19/10/22)
- Tevita Kuridrani : Fiji (05/10/22)
- Chris Feauai-Sautia : New Zealand & Samoa (now eligible)
- Bernard Foley : Ireland (07/09/22)
- Peter Betham : New Zealand & Samoa (now eligible)
- Henry Speight : Fiji (now eligible)
- Taqele Naiyaravoro : Fiji (now eligible)
- Adam Coleman : Tonga (19/10/22)
- Sefanaia Naivalu : Fiji (now eligible)
- Kyle Godwin : Zimbabwe (now eligible)
- Ned Hanigan : Ireland (05/12/23)
- Karmichael Hunt : New Zealand, Samoa, Cook (now eligible)
- Richard Harwick : Namibia (now eligible)
- Jack Dempsey : Scotland (07/09/22)
- Curtis Rona : New Zealand (now eligible)
- Jermaine Ainsley : New Zealand (now eligible)
- Liam Wright : South Africa & Zimbabwe (21/11/23)
- Irae Simone : New Zealand & Samoa (05/12/23)


South Africa
- Raymond Rhule : Ghana (now eligible)
- Ross Cronjé : Zimbabwe (now eligible)

Ireland
- Simon Zebo : France (now eligible)
- Jordi Murphy : Spain (03/10/22)
- Kieran Marmion : England (29/11/23)
- Rodney Ah You : New Zealand & Samoa ? (now eligible)
- Sean Reidy : New Zealand (now eligible)
- Niyi Adeolokun : Nigeria (now eligible)
- Luke McGrath : Canada (19/10/22)
- Kieran Treadwell : England (now eligible)
- Sammy Arnold : England (now eligible)
- Jean Kleyn : South Africa (12/10/22)
- Mike Haley : England (10/08/22)

Wales
- Aaron Shingler : Scotland & England (07/03/23)
- Aaron Jarvis : England (now eligible)
- Hadleigh Parkes : New Zealand (07/03/23)
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Bernard Foley : Ireland (07/09/22)

Interesting. We have cover and it doesn't look likely. But there's a break glass aspect.
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