5 Dec 2010

England will only select players based in England

3:26 pm on 5 December 2010

The England Rugby Union plans to only select players for the England team who play for domestic clubs following the 2011 World Cup.

Three members of the England squad - Jonny Wilkinson, Tom Palmer and James Haskell - currently play overseas.

French clubs are currently the wealthiest in global rugby, and a host of world stars have moved there in recent times, including New Zealand prop Carl Hayman - another of Toulon's acquisitions - and Racing Metro's South African star Frans Steyn.

Among England players believed to be eyeing a move to France after the World Cup is Sale's loosehead prop Andrew Sheridan, who has been linked with Toulon.