Blake Austin facing Wigan at the Magic Weekend

A 'dream team' of Wigan Warriors who represented countries where they weren't born

The inclusion of Warrington's Aussie halfback Blake Austin in the England training squad has paved the way for him to play for GB.


Austin qualifies through an English grandparent. Here is a fictitious Wigan Warriors line-up of players who represented countries where they weren't born...

The New Zealand-born crowd-pleaser became a Kiwi international while at Wigan... but later represented England after switching codes.

1. Full-back: Henry Paul

The New Zealand-born crowd-pleaser became a Kiwi international while at Wigan... but later represented England after switching codes.
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Wiganer Tierney qualified for Scotland through his gran (and Jason Robinson's mum) Dorothy, who was born in Glasgow. Picture: SWPix

2. Wing: Lewis Tierney

Wiganer Tierney qualified for Scotland through his gran (and Jason Robinson's mum) Dorothy, who was born in Glasgow. Picture: SWPix
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The blockbusting centre represented Samoa, the country of his birth, at both codes - but before joining Wigan played 19 times for the New Zealand All Blacks.

3. Centre: Inga Tuigamala

The blockbusting centre represented Samoa, the country of his birth, at both codes - but before joining Wigan played 19 times for the New Zealand All Blacks.
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The former Wigan, England and Great Britain centre had one match for Ireland in 1998, having qualified through is ancestry.

4. Centre: Gary Connolly

The former Wigan, England and Great Britain centre had one match for Ireland in 1998, having qualified through is ancestry.
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