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England pondering five-year residency rule

On the burst: England's Fijian-born winger Semesa Rokoduguni.

England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) is backing a proposal to increase the residency qualification period to five years from the current three to restrict the number of rugby union players who switch nationalities.

England players more robust, says Jones

Bumper 2016: Eddie Jones, pictured with England skipper Dylan Hartley.

England rugby coach Eddie Jones paid tribute on Thursday to the way his all-conquering players developed in 2016 when they swept all before them to win 13 successive matches.

Cheika hits back: 'Eddie Jones is tarnishing his legacy'

'Lot of vitriol': Michael Cheika has had enough of Eddie Jones's baiting.

Michael Cheika admits he gave Eddie Jones the opportunity to "be the goalscorer who scores against his old team" when England were last out in June but says does not like the fact he is biting the hand that feeds him with so much "vitriol" directed towards Australian rugby.

England set to name bolter for Boks clash

Time to shine: Elliot Daly will finally get a start under Eddie Jones.

England are set to spring a selection surprise for this weekend's autumn opener against South Africa by naming Elliot Daly at outside centre in place of Jonathan Joseph.

The NRL coach helping Jones beat the Wallabies

Code breaker: England's Chris Robshaw (left) talks to Jason Ryles in Portugal.

Melbourne Storm defensive coach Jason Ryles says it has been a privilege to swap secrets and learn from England coach Eddie Jones who is preparing his team for another crack at the Wallabies next month in London. 

England thinking foreign again after Eddie Jones

Blazing a trail: Eddie Jones.

The Rugby Football Union is to consider appointing another overseas coach to take over from Eddie Jones in three years' time, despite stating when the Australian was appointed 10 months ago that it intended to nurture English coaches as a fundamental part of its succession plan.