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Why Solomona is poised to make history with England switch

Solomona playing for the Storm in the Holden Cup in 2013.

The Rugby Football Union may have confirmed that Denny Solomona has this week become the latest player to qualify for England on the three-year residency rule - but behind the scenes the governing body's support for the campaign to extend the qualifying period to five years appears to have been successful.

Eddie Jones exhorts England to climb their Everest

Aiming for the heights: Eddie Jones as England focused on the Grand Slam.

Eddie Jones has urged England to embrace their inner Sir Edmund Hillary as they contemplate scaling a significant peak in Dublin on Saturday, back-to-back Grand Slams that would be the Everest of their expectations.

Te'o handed England start as Jones bulks up midfield

On the verge of history: England centre Ben Te'o.

Ben Te'o will make his first international start after being named at outside-centre for England in Sunday's Six Nations clash against Italy at Twickenham, one of four changes to the team that beat Wales two weeks ago.