SAMOA are to exam an eligibility loophole that could see them boost their organisation for a 2015 Rugby World Cup where they are scheduled to accommodate Scotland in a organisation stage.
The South Sea Island republic are anticipating to supplement seasoned internationals from New Zealand to their patrol for subsequent year’s contest in England and Wales.
Under International Rugby Board (IRB) eligibility rules, a actor who has seemed for one country’s comparison organisation can't play for another. But a loophole for a 2016 Olympics sevens foe allows players who have not seemed for a initial nation for some-more than 18 months to play for a second, if they reason a pass of that country, in an IRB sevens tournament. That would afterwards make them authorised for subsequent year’s World Cup and for a Rio Games a following year.
“We are in a routine of putting applications in to get certain players over a line,” Samoa partner manager Alama Ieremia pronounced yesterday.
New Zealand media have speculated that former All Black Isaia Toeava could line adult for Samoa from subsequent year.