The seemingly interminable club-v-country row, which has dogged English rugby for the last four years, appears to be at an end.
The RFU will have control over a squad of 32 elite players and in return will compensate the clubs.
They will also pay a bonus to clubs for fielding English-qualified players.
Martyn Thomas, the RFU chairman, believes the eight-year agreement will prevent player burnout and ensure that England go into tournaments and big matches at their peak.
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