Rugby Union: RFU questions Dallaglio on drugs

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THE former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio was questioned yesterday by the Rugby Football Union as part of their investigations into allegations that he took drugs.

After the meeting, a statement was issued on behalf of Dallaglio maintaining that he had "fully co-operated" with the RFU in their investigations.

Agustin Pichot, the 24-year-old Argentinian scrum-half, became Bristol's fifth recent signing yesterday. He joins other new arrivals Barry Williams, the Welsh international hooker; Spencer Brown, the England wing; prop Darren Crompton and flanker Adam Vander.

Newport have signed the Wales A flanker Jason Forster from Bedford. The 28-year-old, who had one match with Pontypridd last season, has played for Cross Keys, Swansea and Bridgend.

Gary Teichmann will captain South Africa against Wales for a record 35th time on Saturday. The No 8 missed the 101-0 defeat of Italy on Saturday with a knee injury.

The South African coach, Nick Mallett, has made seven changes from the side that started the rout against the Italians in Durban. Western Stormers fly-half Braam Van Straaten gets his first start in place of Gaffie Du Toit.

Scotland have recalled Duncan Hodge and Bryan Redpath for the tour game against Northern Free State in Welkom tonight. Leicester's Craig Joiner will play outside Jamie Mayer, who keeps his place.

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