BRIAN MOORE TO MISS OPENING MATCH THROUGH INJURY

Click to follow
The Independent Online
Rugby Union

Brian Moore, the England hooker, will miss Harlequins' opening First Division fixture at Orrell on Saturday after injuring a shoulder abseiling in France. Instead Moore will turn out for the second team. Jason Leonard, the new Quins captain, is out with a shoulder injury.

Kyran Bracken, one of England's World Cup scrum-halves, will play for Bristol for the first time since March when he faces Wasps at Sudbury on Saturday. Martin Corry makes his Bristol league debut at No 8.

CLUB MATCHES: Newcastle Gosforth 30 Morpeth 15; Richmond 41 Ealing 0.

Comments