Jones happy with home-based policy

2015-11-21 17:01
Eddie Jones (File)

Cape Town - New England coach Eddie Jones has confirmed he wants to maintain the Rugby Football Union's (RFU) policy of picking only home-based players.

"If you want to play with England you have to be in the Premiership. I am happy with that," he added.

England came under fire for the non-selection of highly-rated France-based duo Steffon Armitage (Toulon) and Nick Abendanon (Clermont Auvergne) for the recent Rugby World Cup.

Among the game's biggest teams, currently only England and world champions New Zealand implement a policy of players having to play in the country in order to be selected for the national team.

Jones was on Friday confirmed as the new England coach on a four-year contract.

Jones left the Stormers after a mere two weeks in charge, leaving the Cape franchise frantically searching for a new Super Rugby coach some three months away from kick-off in next year's tournament.

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