RFU respond to reports their could be rule change for Manu Tuilagi

The Rugby Football Union have responded to reports that suggested they are considering changing the rules regarding foreign-based players.

England could be without George Kruis, who has already left for Japan, and Manu Tuilagi, who may have to move abroad to secure a lucrative contract, when international rugby returns.

The policy regarding overseas-based players was established in 2010 and came into effect after the 2011 World Cup.

And there had been reports that the rule could be altered or scrapped all together due to the financial hardship facing a number of clubs.

However: “There are no plans to change them,” revealed an RFU source to the BBC.


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4. Toronto Wolfpack

Following the high-profile capture of Sonny Bill Williams on a lucrative two-year deal, ambitious Toronto will seek to add more high-profile signings, with Tuilagi top of their list as revealed by Telegraph Sport. Nevertheless, this move still feels extremely unlikely.