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RUGBY UNION Pontypridd's New Zealand-born No 8, Dale McIntosh, will not be eligible to play for Wales for at least another two years.

The International Rugby Football Boardruled that McIntosh must sit out a three year "exclusion order" after appearing for Scotland A last year. The ruling comes as a blow to the Wales selectors, who had hoped that McIntosh would be available for consideration for this season's Five Nations' Championship. But despite living and working in Wales for the last five years, McIntosh invoked the "grandparents" rule to play for Scotland A against Italy in Rovigo on 18 December last year.

England will have four new caps - Helen Hulme, Jane Molyneux, Andrea Wallace and Suzie Appleby - in their team to face the Netherlands in the women's international at Wasps on Sunday, 18 December.