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John Devereux, Wales' experienced back, has broken his ankle and joins the lengthening list of first-choice players who will miss the match against France in Carcassonne tomorrow night, which opens Wales' defence of the European Championship.

The Challenge Cup final will be played at Wembley next season despite hints of a switch to Twickenham. It will take place a week later than usual, on 3 May.

Oldham Bears will play in a new all-seater stadium close to the M62 link by the start of the 1998 summer season. Town council leaders unveiled plans for an pounds 11m multi-function development yesterday.