Home unions meet to save 'Five Nations'

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The presidents of the four home unions will meet at a private venue in Cardiff on Tuesday to see if the Five Nations can be saved. Sir Tasker Watkins, president of the Welsh , said the meeting was taking place to "discuss any proposal, or proposals, of the RFU intended to assist towards the preservation of the traditional Five Nations' Championship."

Cardiff have turned down a request from Llanelli to sign Jonathan Davies, the former Wales and Llanelli player. The Scarlets had hoped Cardiff would release the ex-Wales union and league captain to enable him to play at outside-half and take over the duties as backs coach.

Doug Ellis, the Aston Villa chairman, has been confirmed as one of the members of a consortium of Midlands businessmen set to invest pounds 600,000 in Second Division Moseley over the next two years.

Bristol have signed Nathan Millett, the England Under-18 wing, and lock Patrick Chennery, a former Montpelier player who will replace the Newcastle- bound England international, Garath Archer.