Wales have included three uncapped players – none of them Welsh-born – in their squad for the Four Nations.
Cumbrian-born Peter Lupton has been named after qualifying via his three seasons for Crusaders. The other two – Matt Seamark and Tyson Frizell – are Australians who put their names forward on the strength of Welsh-born fathers.
The Russian team competing in the World Cup qualifiers was at the centre of a mid-air drama on its way from Frankfurt to Moscow. The plane flew back to Germany when a passenger became violent. In addition the visas of the coach, John Stankevitch, and the squad had expired. They were threatened with arrest as illegal immigrants before going on to Moscow.Reuse content