Rugby Union: Llanelli sell Stradey Park

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Llanelli have sold Stradey Park to the Welsh Rugby Union for pounds 1.25m in an effort to ease their financial problems. Stradey will be leased back to the Scarlets over the next 30 years with an option to buy it back if the club can get out of the red.

"The sale will clear our debts and liabilities," said Stuart Gallacher, the club's chief executive.

Australia yesterday recalled flankers David Wilson and Matt Cockbain for Saturday's Tri-Nations Test against South Africa in Brisbane. Stand- off David Knox and full-back Stephen Larkham return as Tim Horan and Matt Burke are injured. Daniel Manu replaces back row Michael Brial. Brett Robinson is dropped.

Australia: S Larkham; B Tune, J Little, J Holbeck, J Roff; D Knox, G Gregan; R Harry, M Foley, A Heath, G Morgan, J Eales (capt), M Cockbain, D Manu, D Wilson.

South Africa: R Bennett; A Snyman, P Montgomery, D van Schalkwyk, P Rossouw; J de Beer, J van der Westhuizen; O du Randt, N Drotske, D Theron, K Otto, M Andrews, R Kruger, G Teichmann (capt), A Venter.