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Jonny Foreigner
RiponFalcon (IP Logged)
14 August, 2018 20:28
EPCRugby rules state that you are only able to play 2 ‘non-European ‘ players in each 23 man squad. Is this likely to be a problem for the Falcons? I know there are many ways to get around this issue and would expect a number of players to have qualified due to length of time in European rugby or distant relatives who can assist in a passport application. Who do we have who are non-European? I would expect Kyle Cooper and Nemani Negusa not to qualify but what about the likes of Takulua and Cuvubati? Or could there be others that I assume now have residency?

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
Andy Mac (IP Logged)
14 August, 2018 20:31
Someone cleverer than I will be alon shortly to explain kolpack ruling and why non Europeans doesn’t cover saffers and islanders.

Having got shot of Olmstead, presumably because he counted as a foreigner, suggests to my novice brain that Deano is all over it.

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
markismith50 (IP Logged)
14 August, 2018 20:58
Stand to be corrected but I don’t think we currently have any. Islanders don’t count, nor do South Africans and a load of other countries thanks to Kolpak.

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
RiponFalcon (IP Logged)
14 August, 2018 21:10
Just looked up a bit more about the Kolpak rules. Looks like non-Europe means the few Aussies Kiwis and Americans who can’t find a European ancestor.

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
markismith50 (IP Logged)
14 August, 2018 21:30
Plus Japanese, North Americans and the few Argentineans who don’t have European ancestry.

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
14 August, 2018 21:48
Yes as far as I am aware we have no foreigner players due to Kolpak rules etc
In the past Gopperth, Manning, Shortland all classed as foreign but as things stand we don’t have any

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
Kwa444 (IP Logged)
15 August, 2018 06:47
Not that it really bothers me, but it does seem a little strange that you can opt to play for the US national team but still be considered European.

I know in international immigration rules this is possible due to dual citizenship resulting from parents of different nationalities. However, sport does really make the quirk of nationality border on the ridiculous sometimes....

Good luck to those that can though, I suppose. The alternative is probably unfair.

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
15 August, 2018 11:14
We have a lot of English and Scottish players anyway.

Some of the lads will be getting a run out against some of the best teams in Europe / the world. Great experience for them and for the Falcons going forward.

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
markismith50 (IP Logged)
15 August, 2018 12:39
I'm reliably informed by our team manager that this year's squad has the most EAPs (England academy players) in the history of the club.

That basically means England-qualified players under a certain age (early 20s, from memory).

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
15 August, 2018 12:57
I remember Deano saying, way back in his early days, that a local & loyal base to the squad would be essential to success of our club, stuck up here out of the way as we are. Looks like that is coming to fruition & there is definitely a feeling that our squad is now something special to Newcastle, not just a collection of players.

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
15 August, 2018 13:24
Quote:
markismith50
I'm reliably informed by our team manager that this year's squad has the most EAPs (England academy players) in the history of the club.
That basically means England-qualified players under a certain age (early 20s, from memory).

Great news

 
Re: Jonny Foreigner
Pool_falcon (IP Logged)
15 August, 2018 16:56
It's great to see us signing young English talents like Williams etc, long may it continue.


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