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How can players who have played for the ABs not be New Zealanders?

Shields as English I get, but what are the rules vis-a-vis ABs that enable them to become Pacific islanders? Can Nathan go back after his England career is over?

It seems odd in an era when Tom Young gets tied to Wales forever for comparatively little commitment to them (whilst players playing for England at age group level switch to Wales with impunity), and yet players can play for New Zealand and then get classed as non New Zealanders.

Where does Jimmy fit into this as a zero full cap AB?
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Question.

Sops, Fekitoa, Shields and this man make 4 AB's..isn't that 1 over the match day total of foreigners?

Shields is English. Sops is likely classed as Samoan, so Kolpak, Fekitoa classed as Tongan, so Kolpak, then Jeff, so just the one. However with Brexit, it'll be interesting to see what happens there...
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Question.

Sops, Fekitoa, Shields and this man make 4 AB's..isn't that 1 over the match day total of foreigners?
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Wasps Sign Jack Owlett from Chiefs
« Last post by Hymenoptera on January 17, 2019, 10:24:27 PM »
Posted on the other site:-

What, a team loses a young prospect to a rival team? The wheels must really be falling off at the Chiefs. There must be something wrong with the culture, training ground, food, coaching, strength and conditioning and weather down in Exeter!!!!

*Sarcasm*

Like the post, a bit of bants as the yewt say.
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If I remember correctly even Craig had a bit of a slow start with us.

You are correct sir, he was slow.

and I believe the MarkII comment was based around his style rather than his comparative quality or achievements ...
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Wasps Sign Jack Owlett from Chiefs
« Last post by Neils on January 17, 2019, 08:50:57 PM »
Let's hope this raises his Scottish profile.
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If I remember correctly even Craig had a bit of a slow start with us.
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Dowd had 60 AB full caps though.
Not a negative or a naysaying comment, but a plea for realism.
If people think he is going to be Dowd Mk II there is a good chance people will be upset very quickly.
As he replaces JCW, who has none, it is all a moot point, but to put it all in context, Paul Doran Jones has more international caps.

 

 
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Wasps Sign Jack Owlett from Chiefs
« Last post by westwaleswasp on January 17, 2019, 07:56:24 PM »
Good.
I don't want to be playing spot the Englishman next season. If he is not tied that is good for us.
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: England Squad - Congratz Dan
« Last post by westwaleswasp on January 17, 2019, 07:55:03 PM »
So Robson in the squad two games after returning from injury. What did EJ see that he had missed before?

The best point on this topic I have seen.
Why the change of heart- an admission that two 9s + Wiggy is not enough, or that one of those choices is close to being not a choice?
 
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