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Jean Kleyn’s World Cup call-up has highlighted the ‘residency rule.’. Photo: Sportsfile

Jean Kleyn’s World Cup call-up has highlighted the ‘residency rule.’. Photo: Sportsfile

Jean Kleyn’s World Cup call-up has highlighted the ‘residency rule.’. Photo: Sportsfile

Jean Kleyn provided the most recent flashpoint in the ongoing observations around the Irish Rugby Football Union's use of the 'residency rule'.

He is the latest of the outsourced internationals to come under the spotlight for representing a country other than his own.

The current three-year rule that allowed the Munster second-row to make his Ireland debut - in the same week he qualified to do so - has been increased to five years.


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