Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Liam Botham will make his Cardiff debut in next Tuesday's friendly against Caerphilly. Botham has just started a one-month trial with the Welsh club.

Dave Egerton, the former Bath and England No 8, has been appointed coach of the England Students and South-West Divisional Under-21's. He will be assisted with the divisional side by Bath's former England full-back John Callard.

Al Cherron, the Canadian international, will make his first appearance of the season for Moseley in today's Allied Dunbar Premiership Two match against Bedford.

Simon McCracken, the 27-year-old Ebbw Vale full-back, has broken a leg for the second time in two years. McCracken, who was a Wales youth cap against Canada in 1989, played forBlackwood and Newport before joining Ebbw Vale last season.