Rugby Union: Neath to complete the signing of Richie Eyres

Neath expect to complete the signing today of Richie Eyres, 28, the Great Britain rugby league international.

North make two changesfor the match against South Africa A at Gateshead tomorrow. Wing Michael Wood and lock Chris Murphy come in at the expense of Fylde's Greg Anderton (unavailable) and Wakefield's Paul Stewart respectively.

PILKINGTON CUP FIFTH ROUND DRAW: Bath v London Irish; Bristol v Blackheath; Coventry v Exeter or Kendal; Gloucester v Leeds; Harlequins v Cheltenham; Leicester v Lydney or Newbury; Moseley v Wigton; Newcastle v West Hartlepool; Nottingham v London Scottish; Orrell v Bedford; Preston Grasshoppers v Northampton; Reading or Widnes v Saracens; Rotherham v Rosslyn Park or Esher; Sale v Richmond; Wakefield v Waterloo; Wasps v Rugby. Ties to be played 21 December

SWALEC CUP FIFTH ROUND DRAW: Abercarn v Ystradgynlais; Bedwas v Abercynon; Blackwood v Hirwaun; Cross Keys v Tonyrefail; Felinfoel v Narberth; Kidwelly v Carmarthen Quins; Llandovery v Ruthin or Birchgrove; Llantrisant v Dinas Powys; Maesteg v Aberavon; Mountain Ash v Gilfach Goch; Newcastle Emlyn v Resolven; Pencoed v Glynneath; Penygraig v Tredegar; Pontycymmer v Abergavenny; Pontypool v Dolgellau; Pyle v Carmarthen Athletic; Rhymney or Talywain v Ammanford; South Wales Police v Bonymaen; UWIC v Abertillery; Whitland v Builth Wells. Ties to be played on 14 December.

ENGLAND SQUAD (v New Zealand Barbarians, Twickenham, 30 November): P de Glanville (capt, Bath), T Stimpson (Newcastle), J Sleightholme, J Guscott, A Adebayo, M Catt (all Bath), W Carling (Harlequins), A King, A Gomarsall (both Wasps), M Dawson (Northampton), K Bracken (Saracens); G Rowntree (Leicester), V Ubogu (Bath), J Leonard (Harlequins), R Hardwick (Coventry), M Regan (Bristol), P Greening (Gloucester), M Johnson (Leicester), S Shaw, M Corry (both Bristol), T Rodber (Northampton), B Clarke (Richmond), L Dallaglio, C Sheasby (both Wasps).

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