Laurent Cabannes & Laurent Benezech to make debuts for Harlequins

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Harlequins give league debuts to French forwards Laurent Cabannes and Laurent Benezech in their opening game against Gloucester on Saturday. But Will Carling's ambitions of playing stand-off have been put on hold. He wears his normal No 13 shirt in the centre, though Dick Best, the Harlequins director of rugby, said: "Will is definitely booked for some competitive games at stand-off."

John Lomu, brother of New Zealand international wing Jonah, is set to make his Welsh Cup debut on Saturday. Lomu Jnr, 20 years old and weighing in at 16-stone, three stone lighter than his brother, has joined the Cardiff- based National League seven club, Old Illtydians, who travel to Swansea Uplands on Saturday in the first round of the Swalec Cup.

South Africa dropped their stand-off Joel Stransky yesterday when they announced their team for the third and final Test against New Zealand at Ellis Park on Saturday.

SOUTH AFRICA (for third and final Test on Saturday): A Joubert; J Swart, J Mulder, D van Schalkwyk, P Hendriks; H Honiball, J van der Westhuizen; G Teichmann (capt), A Venter, R Kruger, M Andrews, K Wiese, M Hurter, J Dalton, D Theron.

The former Saracens captain Brian Davies is joining Welsh First Division club Newport.

TOUR MATCH (Kimberley, SA): Griqualand West 18 New Zealand 18.

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