Matt Cassidy selects the Foreign XV – Irish Rugby’s Adopted Sons

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Matt Cassidy selects the Foreign XV, a team of Irish rugby stars that were born outside of the Emerald Isle.
Finally, the first week of November has arrived and that means only one thing for the rugby public; the Autumn Internationals. Joe Schmidt and his men start their countdown to the next World Cup in earnest with two mouth-watering clashes against South Africa and Australia and Georgia sandwiched in between. Schmidt has named his 37 man squad and as per usual with any Irish selection, it is earth shattering.
Two names, however, that are of keen interest to Irish supporters are that of Kiwis, Jared Payne and Nathan White. Payne is seen as one of the favourites to don the sacred 13 jersey whereas White would have been seen potentially as back up to Mike Ross, before the Connacht tighthead sustained an arm injury……… see more at :-

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