Rugby Union: Round-up

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Moseley have signed the England A winger Steve Hackney from Leicester. Hackney, 29, has scored 86 tries in 152 first-team appearances after joining Leicester from Nottingham six years ago. It means the Pilkington Cup holders have now lost their two most experienced wingers in a week following the departure of Rory Underwood.

Andrew Mehrtens is a doubtful starter for Saturday's Test against Australia. Mehrtens withdrew half-way through the All Blacks' first training session yesterday. Mehrtens has been recuperating from a hamstring strain suffered against Fiji on 14 June. Carlos Spencer will be slotted into the pivotal role on Saturday should Mehrtens' problems persist.

TOUR MATCHES (Welkom, SA): Northern Free State 39 British Isles 67. (Nelspruit, SA): Mpumalanga 24 Scotland 21.