I'm Rugby World Cup star who dated Paul Scholes' daughter… he came to watch me but couldn't make me play for England | The Sun

LOUIS REES-ZAMMIT is currently starring at the Rugby World Cup for Wales.

But it could have been all so different had Paul Scholes got his way while the rugby star was dating his daughter Alicia.

Manchester United legend Scholes is a big rugby fan and has previously attended Gloucester matches to see wonderkid Rees-Zammit in action.

The 22-year-old is Welsh born and bred, but having attended Hartpury College could have played for England on residency grounds.

After watching Rees-Zammit in action in 2020, Scholes posted a picture of him on Instagram and cheekily wrote: "The England debut can't be far off."

Chatting to the BBC, the winger explained: "I used to date his daughter so it was a running joke.


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"He always used to try to make me play for England but I wasn't having any of it."

Alicia, 22, is a professional netball player and has spent the last two seasons playing for London Pulse.

She has also represented England, something Rees-Zammit would never have considered.

Former England star Andy Goode has also tried to convince him, tweeting: "Is Louis Rees-Zammit English qualified?"

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Paul Scholes tried to get Rees-Zammit to play for EnglandCredit: Instagram / @paulscholesaaa
Alicia has over 100,000 Instagram followersCredit: Instagram / @alicia.scholesx

Rees-Zammit simply replied with a Welsh flag.

The winger now has 30 caps for his country of birth, including three appearances at the current Rugby World Cup.

He has so far scored two tries, with Wales beating Fiji, Portugal and Australia.

Rees-Zammit and Co will next be in action on October 7, when they continue their campaign against Georgia in Nantes.

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