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Derrick Paterson, the West Hartlepool scrum-half, has been drafted into the Scotland World Cup squad. Patterson comes in for Bath's Andy Nicol who damaged a knee in a second-team game against Leicester on Saturday. Nicol, who is likely to be out of action for the remainder of the club season, was aiming to prove his fitness after injuring his other knee.

Tonga have named their squad for next month's World Cup in South Africa. Of the squad, 11 players are New Zealand-based, with 10 from Australia and one from Japan. The rest are home-based. The team, known as Ikale Tonga or Sea Eagles, will be captained by the Manawatu New Zealand player Mana Otai, under a new coach, Fakahau Valu, who captained the side in the inaugural World Cup in New Zealand.

TONGA WORLD CUP SQUAD: Forwards: M Otai (capt), T Fukofuka, E Talaki, S Fe'ao, F Vunipola, F Masila, P Latukefu, F Mafi, W Lose, I Fenukitau, T Kefu, F Finau, I Afeaki, D Manu, F Fakaongo, F Mahoni, T Lutua. Backs: M Vunipola, A Mafi, E Vunipola, P Alatini, F Manukia, P Latu, S Ngauamo, A Taufa, T Va'enuku, S Taupeaafe, S Tu'ipulotu, T 'Isitolo, S Mafile'o, T Manako, N Tufui.

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