10 stars who could switch allegiances for RWC2019
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Since rugby sevens debuted at the Olympics last year, a clash in regulations between World Rugby and the International Olympic Committee created a loophole in the eligibility system.
This loophole allows players who have represented either their country's top or second-tier XVs team or senior sevens team to switch allegiance to another nation, provided they have a passport for the second country and have completed a three-year international stand down.
Jordan Williams joins Dragons on a two-year deal
Head Coach Bernard Jackman has confirmed Jordan Williams will become the latest player to return to Wales to join the Dragons ahead of the 2018/19 campaign on a two-year contract.
The versatile Williams – who can play at full back, wing or fly half - was selected for the Wales 2014 tour to South Africa as well as previously playing in the Wales under 20s team that finished runners up in the 2013 Junior World Championship.
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2 Potential franchises identified by SA Rugby
SA Rugby have announced that the Mpumalanga and Griqualand West Rugby Unions had been identified as the preferred candidates to assume places in inter-continental competitions, should opportunities arise.
The two unions were selected from a list of four bidders in a process assessed and determined by independent consultants. The unsuccessful bidders were combinations of the Leopards, Valke and Griffons Rugby Unions and of the Boland, Border and SWD unions.
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