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RFU To Push For Five-Year Residency Rule

England’s governing body, the RFU, are to push for the existing global residency rule to be extended from three years to five, meaning players not born in or with parentage from their adopted country must live in that nation for at least five years to qualify. According to The Telegraph, the RFU’s chief executive is keen to see a change …

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The Secret Agent Exclusive: Bundee Aki To Turn Down New Contract

Connacht won the Pro 12 during a historic season last term, beating Leinster in the final at Murrayfield. The western province were full value for their victory, with several standout performers. However, arguably the star of the season was Pro 12 Player of the Year Bundee Aki. The Kiwi was a revelation in the midfield, combining physicality with raw footballing ability …

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England Centre Ben Te’o Wanted To Play For Australia

Dublin , Ireland - 20 May 2016; Ben Te'o of Leinster is tackled by Chris Henry of Ulster during the Guinness PRO12 Play-off match between Leinster and Ulster at the RDS Arena in Dublin. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Recently called up Worcester-bound Leinster centre Ben Te’o wanted to play for the Wallabies, in a country where he had spent ten years playing rugby league, it has been revealed. Australia’s Daily Telegraph reports that Ben Te’o held talks with both Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika and Reds coach Matt O’Connor about bringing him in to the Australia Super Rugby …

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In Defence Of Rugby’s Current Residency Rules

Residency rules DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 07: CJ Stander of Ireland charges upfield during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After Jake Heenan declared to play for Ireland, Agustin Pichot spoke out against the current residency rules have to be changed. But perhaps there is more to say in favour of the current way of doing things rather than changing it. A lot of top class players get no chance to play proper test rugby with their own country. It …

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International Rugby’s Greatest ‘Residency’ XV

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Scott Spedding of France takes control during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between France and Italy at Twickenham Stadium on September 19, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With all of the talk in the media about international eligibility sparking fans’ interest it seemed appropriate to create an international XV made up of the best Test players who have qualified for their adopted nation on residency grounds. Some of these players have been in their new country less time than some students have been on their university courses, …

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