England International Set To Declare For German National Side In Shock Move
Toby Flood is set to declare for the German national side pending passport approval.
The Newcastle outhalf will be able to use a special loophole that was introduced ahead of the 2016 Olympic games to switch nations. Any player can move teams, provided the have a second passport and have not played Test rugby for the past 18 months.
In an interview with The Times, Flood revealed he applied for a German passport after Brexit.
If there was any way of trying to help a fledgeling rugby country, it would interest me.
I have always been proud of being German. My mum is the last remaining true Lieven and she went back to Germany about 10 years ago to put together the family tree so if there was a chance to connect into that it would be great.