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Former NRL star settling in nicely under Eddie Jones

Settling in to the side: England centre Ben Te'o.

The well-travelled Ben Te'o, England's try-scoring saviour against France, has other trips in mind, whether into a regular starting spot for his mother's native land or an adventure to North Korea to sort out the problems of that rogue country with his new team-mate, Gloucester wing Jonny May.

Former NRL star gets England home against France

Impact player: Former NRL star Ben Te'o celebrates his try that gave England the momentum to win their opening Six ...

England's growing strength in depth was underlined in bold at Twickenham as the influx of replacements in the last 20 minutes dragged the initiative from France and helped the Six Nations champions battle out a 19-16 victory.

Undefeated Jones ready for war with France

On course to make history: Eddie Jones.

The clarion call from England's training camp indicated that another fierce instalment of the Anglo-French rivalry that has generated 20 wars through history is in the offing at Twickenham tomorrow.

Northern hemisphere has closed the gap, says McCaw

Keen student of the game: Richie McCaw, pictured at the Women's Singles final at the Australian Open last week.

Pumped with confidence after an unbeaten 2016, England could be set for a rude awakening when the Six Nations start this weekend, with the rugby extravaganza more open than it has been for years, All Black great Richie McCaw says.

England's Itoje set for flanker role against France

Return: Maro Itoje missed the autumn internationals with a broken hand.

Maro Itoje looks set to step into England's blindside flanker void after being named on Tuesday alongside three locks in a 25-man squad for their Six Nations opener against France at Twickenham on Saturday.

Eddie Jones to break with age-old tradition

Traditions be damned: Eddie Jones is not interested in former England players presenting jerseys before Tests.

The concept of a former player handing out team jerseys to players as an act of inspiration the night before a Test match may be a well-established tradition in rugby union, but it holds no appeal to Eddie Jones.

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.