Penaud out of Paris finale

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Alain Penaud, the French stand-off, will miss Saturday's Five Nations match against Scotland at Parc des Princes because of a pulled thigh muscle. He will be replaced by Narbonne's Pierre Bondouy.

A neck injury sustained by the Bath prop David Hilton has forced Scotland to change their substitutes for the match. Peter Wright makes the bench in his place.

Arthur Hastie, the team manager, said: "Hilton damaged his neck a week ago in training at Bath. He played on Saturday but his condition got worse."

Llanelli have called off Friday's First Division match at home to Treorchy after losing a sixth player to the Welsh squad for the Five Nations game against England.

Their flanker Andrew Gibbs joins Spencer John, Mike Voyle, Nigel Davies, Wayne Proctor and Ieuan Evans in the squad and the coach, Gareth Jenkins, will now not risk playing an under-strength side.

David Campese could be the scourge of British teams for one final time as he contemplates ending his career with a Commonwealth Games gold medal.

The world record Test try-scorer, who announced his retirement from international rugby on the Wallabies' tour of Britain last year, is considering playing next year in Kuala Lumpur. The 1998 games in Malaysia will feature Sevens rugby for the first time and Campese has not ruled out being part of the Australian team.

"I'd be very interested in competing in the Commonwealth Games," he said yesterday. "But I'd have to be picked first."

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