England call-up for Botham

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Liam Botham, son of the former England cricket all-rounder Ian, has been called into the Under-21 squad to play France at Leicester tomorrow.

Botham, a centre with West Hartlepool, will be on the bench after replacing Joe Ewens. The 20-year-old has dedicated himself to rugby after making a promising cricketing start with Hampshire last summer.

The Scotland and Melrose lock Stewart Campbell has withdrawn from the Scotland A team to face Ireland A at Myreside tomorrow and is replaced by Scott Murray of Bedford.

Swansea have lodged a complaint with the Welsh Rugby Union over the selection of two of their players in Wales' squad for the Hong Kong Sevens. Both Scott Gibbs and Colin Charvis are due to play in the event, but it clashes with Swansea's Swalec Cup quarter-final with Neath on 22 March.

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