Who would you be eligible to play for?

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    Someone in another thread had a brilliant topic. Who would you be eligible to play for internationally with the current grandparent rule. For me it's USA, Belize and Scotland and while typing that out it dawned on me, I could have been capped for Belize... :bash:

    One of the many bad decisions in my life. With my athletic ability I'm sure I could have earned a cap, and that's not bravado that's just a fact. At the very least I could ride the bench. We would get hammered by everyone but who cares when you're training in a place like this.

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    So the question is who would you be eligible to play for?
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    England, sunny old England and them alone lol:englandcheering:
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    I was born in Hampstead and both my parents were born in Central London , and would never have dreamt of playing for anyone but England , but through the grandparents rule I could have played for either Poland or Latvia , although when I was playing , Latvia was part of USSR . ( Russia )
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    I'm English, but through that rule I would be eligible to play for tons of countries!

    Scotland (Mum's Mum), Wales (Dad's Dad), Ireland (Dad's Mum), South Africa (Mum's Dad and his Dad) and France (Don't know where that one came from but I got told I have family that were born there)

    But obviously would only play for England... Unless SA's Rugby team want some new talent ;)
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    England and Spain due to living here for X amount of time... Although I'd only represent England.
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    England and Australia. The generation previous would have additionally been eligible for both Ireland's and Wales.

    In the sport that I play and coach my brother has played for and coached England sides and I have played for Australia but eligibility for that sport is pretty much based upon where you are living and thereafter you can transfer nations once without there having to be some extended approval process.
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    me mums english, me dads italian and im australian. dont think i can crack any of the national teams unfortunately.
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    My mum is a kiwi (so i could play for the ALL WHITES), My Dad is English... My Dads Dad is half German and a quarter welsh. I have lived in singapore for 5 years so might just be eligible to play for them too!

    I would play with pride for England and New Zealand.. None of the others.
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    Scotland, England, Germany, Singapore.

    Only the first would ever be in consideration :) Realistically though me and peterthomasyidarmy could probably both make the Singapore national team...they are truly awful.
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    jesus americans could play for anyone then!!!!,thats all i hear when im there oh wow your irish???? im an 1/8 irish myself!!!!!!!!!!!!,fooking hell ust have been some gangbang lol
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    Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

    and I'm sure I could forge a San Marinian passport? :D
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    England but my Grandmother was Welsh, which I guess means I could play for them aswell . . . .
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    England, Ireland and Denmark lol. Weird choices indeed! Majority of my older family comes from Denmark.
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    Well my family roots are lost before Mexico so I guess just Mexico lol I guess I could play for the US if Mexico didn't want me if that means a green card I am all for it;) lol.
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    US for me, born here and so were parents and grand parents.
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    where did you get the big cork culchie head on you then???? lol
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    haha, my mom does genealogy and traced to where my dad's side is from and her side from Tipperary. full irish decent though. ;)
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    all i can say is thank fook for that famine,got rid of all the riff raff lol
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    It's funny how rare that is amongst us americans. You're from Kentucky so were your ancestors Scotch-Irish?
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    :eek:21: lol.
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    straight irish. as far as my mom can trace in regards through family tree it leads to Ireland at said places. she hasn't checked on it much recently in regards to how much further back we can go though.
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    sure they lived in caves that far back in cork,no real point going back any futher mate lol,it was like that till 1980 ha ha
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    haha, so the paintings on the walls should still be there then eh? :)
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    England (Parents) Scotland (Dads Dad) Geordieland (Dad) :497: Thank fook they haven't got a team :001_302:
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    Kinda jealous I don't know my family's origins outside of Mexico :(.
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    Well both teams I can play for ain't exactly world beaters! Wales and Australia! hahaha xD

    WELSH AND PROUD!!! ;D

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