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Mallett changes tune on England

NICK MALLETT has suggested he would be open to an approach from England next year. Mallett rebuffed the Rugby Football Union when they enquired about his availability this month, citing family reasons.

The former South Africa, Italy and Stade Francais coach is also unwilling to work within the current structure.

He said: "You can never rule yourself out of a job like this. The family situation might have changed. And the RFU will hopefully have resolved their issues by then. It certainly wouldn't be out of the question."