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    Who could you play for?

    This thread is a complete swipe from Planet Rugby, but I thought it might be interesting to know which other countries CW posters would be eligible for were they Rugby Union internationals. Cricket's qualification is pretty dull, basically being either born in the country, a national of that country or having resided in a country for four years. Rugby Union's criteria is a bit broader & therefore more interesting IMHO; under Regulation 8.1 of the IRB's code it states one is eligible for a country in which

    a) a he/she was born; or

    b) one parent or grandparent was born; or

    c) he/she has completed thirty six months of residence immediately preceeding the time of playing

    So basically if you have a parent or grandparent from elsewhere or have lived somewhere for 3 years you qualify for that country as well as your "own" country under Union's rules.

    I qualify for:

    1) England (by birth & residence) &
    2) Ireland (by my maternal grandfather being born in Ireland).

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    2. India - (two of my grandparents were born there)

    So despite not being Indian at all and never have been their i could play for them.
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    New Zealand and England. Seeing as I hold dual citizenship I could play cricket for either as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam
    New Zealand and England. Seeing as I hold dual citizenship I could play cricket for either as well.
    Do you have to have kiwi/English parents to hold dual citizenship? Is there some kind of qualification residence period you have to go through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Do you have to have kiwi/English parents to hold dual citizenship? Is there some kind of qualification residence period you have to go through?
    Both my parents are English and moved here when they got married, so I also have dual citizenship.

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