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    All Blacks by nationality

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=11278276

    1,049 New Zealand
    22 Australia
    15 Samoa
    11 Scotland
    9 Tonga
    8 England
    8 Fiji
    5 Ireland
    3 India
    2 South Africa
    0 Wales
    Of the 1133 men that has represented the All Blacks (in matches as well as tests), just 32 were born in the islands - Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and American Samoa.

    Of those four archipelagos, Samoa is the dominant nation. They have produced 13 All Blacks who have played a total of 396 tests. That figure puts Samoa on a par with Nelson and Masterton.
    Tonga's nine All Blacks have played a comparatively meagre 53 tests, Fiji's eight have played 138, while Jerome Kaino and Frank Solomon, born in American Samoa, have accumulated 53.
    That's 640 tests of value the All Blacks have got out of Pacific Island-born players.
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    #2
    There you go again, Sewa, letting facts get in the way of a good prejudice.

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      #3
      5 Irish?. Can anyone tell us anything about them?
      Munster – Champions of Europe 2006, 2008, 2019.

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        #4
        Dave Gallagher captained the invincibles
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        When all the people do all day
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          #5
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy...r_(rugby_union)

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            #6
            Ulster, Ireland Kirkpatrick, Alexander 1925 to 1926 0.000 12.0012 308.00308
            Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland Gallaher, David 1903 to 1906 6.006 30.0030 97.0097
            Piltdown, Ireland O'Donnell, James 1884 0.000 7.007 9.009
            County Tyrone, Ireland Oliphant, Robert 1893 to 1896 0.000 3.003 45.0045
            Castleisland, Ireland O'Connor, Timothy Beehane 1884 0.000 7.007 8.008
            My computer thinks I'm gay
            What's the difference anyway
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              #7
              I was told by a friend of mine from Samoa (born in New Zealand) that it was common for pregnant women in the 1980's and earlier to go to New Zealand to give birth using the New Zealand health care system. This meant that the majority [or a large proportion] of the pacific islanders were born in New Zealand.

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                #8
                Sounds like the Regional Maternity in Limerick.

                John Gallagher, AB fullback was born in London to Irish parents, mother from Limerick. I met him in town several times. Couldn't make the Blackheath team, moved to NZ, joined the police and the rest is history
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                  #9
                  So the OLIPHANT in the room in 1893 was a nordie.. No change there then.

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