Henry Arundell ineligible for England at 2024 6 Countries without hybrid RFU agreement|Rugby Union News

Full-back Henry Arundell, who in the summer season signed up with France’s Racing 92 after London Irish entered into administration, is comprehended to now need the finalizing of a hybrid agreement with the RFU and another club to function in February’s 6 Countries, with a switch to Bath the most likely choice

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Henry Arundell has played in France for Racing 92 since London Irish fell into administration

Henry Arundell has actually played in France for Racing 92 considering that London Irish fell under administration

Henry Arundell will be disqualified to bet England in next year’s 6 Countries unless the full-back decides to leave French club Racing 92 and indications a hybrid agreement with the Rugby Football Union and another club.

RFU CEO Expense Sweeney had actually recommended in October that Arundell would have the ability to represent his nation in the competition, which starts in February, due to the ‘unique situations’ guideline following the death of his previous club London Irish, however Sky Sports comprehends that a hybrid agreement would now be needed to do so.

Bath are thought about the front-runners to sign Arundell in a hybrid offer partnering with the RFU must he select to leave Racing 92.

The 21-year-old signed a 1 year agreement with the Parisian club in July to play in the Leading 14 after London Irish fell under administration the month in the past.

Arundell, who has actually won 10 caps and scored 7 attempts considering that making his senior England launching on the trip of Australia in July 2022, became part of this year’s World Cup team that declared the bronze medal.

Existing RFU guidelines just enable those gamers based in England to be picked for the nationwide group, however it had actually appeared that unique dispensation would be approved for Arundell.

Henry Arundell scored five tries in England's World Cup match against Chile in September

Henry Arundell scored 5 attempts in England’s World Cup match versus Chile in September

” What we stated was that any gamers who were (abroad) as a result of their clubs failing and required to discover work overseas as an outcome and could not get an agreement in England, they would be readily available for the 6 Countries in 2024,” Sweeney stated at a media instruction in October.

” Our company believe that will hold true with Henry[Arundell] We will work extremely difficult with him and with the Premiership so ideally he can get an agreement to come back to England in 2024-25.”

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