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Simon Shaw, the England A lock, will play his first senior game for five months when he turns out for Bristol at West Hartlepool in the last Courage League game of the season tomorrow Shaw sustained a career-threatening ankle injury when Bristol played Transvaal in November

The Scottish Rugby Union is set to receive a government grant - believed to be in the region of pounds 35m over the next three years - to develop the game Michael Forsyth, the Secretary of State for Scotland, and Raymond Robertson, the Scottish Sports Minister, are due to announce the grant at a Scotland training session in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, today