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English players based overseas will continue to be shunned by the national team for at least the next eight years according to reports.
Newcastle Falcons have added USA international Todd Clever to their playing squad ahead of the 2014/15 season.
Saracens are reportedly trying to sign Manu Tuilagi away from Leicester in a bitter salary cap row in the Premiership.
Worcester have announced the signing of Fiji international second-row Tevita Cavubati, who will join the Premiership club after the RWC.
Worcester Warriors and former Wales back-row Jonathan Thomas has announced his retirement from rugby.