England team doctor Phil Riley resigned unexpectedly during the build-up to the World Cup in Japan, it has emerged.

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Sky Sports News reporter Gail Davis reflects on Eddie Jones' first team selection for the Rugby World Cup

Sky Sports News reporter Gail Davis reflects on Eddie Jones’ first team selection for the Rugby World Cup

Losing a key member of the backroom team so close to the defining phase of the Jones era caused significant disruption and continues the extraordinary churn of staff since the Australian was named head coach.

More than 25 personnel have left in the wake of Jones taking charge four years ago, many of them signing non-disclosure agreements that are strictly enforced by the RFU.