According to World Rugby Regulations, it states that a player may only play for a country’s senior XV (or their designated second team or sevens side) if they were born in the country, one of their parents or grandparents was born in the country, or they have lived in the country for 36 consecutive months.
What is the eligibility timeline for transfering between different countries? For example: A player has represented England in rugby but wants to play for his parent's country of Pakistan for a test match next month. Is this player eligibility to play for Pakistan or there is a waitng period?
Posted 27 Feb 2017 11.03pm
World Rugby Master Trainer
In your example, the player can play again for England, but not for any other country. Eligibility rules to play for other countries are no longer in effect once the player has represented one country.
Regulation 8.2 states that
"A Player who has played for the senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the next senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the senior National Representative Sevens Team of a Union is not eligible to play for the senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the next senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the senior National Representative Sevens Team of another Union."
Posted 11 Mar 2017 05.03am
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