Eddie Jones defends New Zealand-born trio’s presence at England camp

• Head coach resolute over Jason Woodward, Willi Heinz and Nick Schonert
• Jones stresses he is ‘picking the best players available for England’

Eddie Jones has defended his decision to select three New Zealand-born players for an England training camp in Brighton and insisted he will pick anyone available to him, despite World Rugby’s clampdown on players switching allegiances on residency grounds last week.

Having already selected the Sale wing Denny Solomona in his squad for the tour to Argentina, Jones cast an eye over the full-back Jason Woodward at last week’s training camp and raised a few eyebrows when announcing the 30-year-old Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz for the three-day get together on the south coast.

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