Rugby Union Wrexham to host Lomu experience

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Jonah Lomu is to play in a training match in Wrexham next month. The 6ft 5in, 19st All Black will guest for the Welsh club in a friendly against the Swalec Cup holders, Swansea, at Bryn Estyn Road on 6 August, as a favour for Wrexham's new coach, Phil Kingsley Jones, the 20-year-old's manager for eight years.

Francois Pienaar and 12 other Springboks seeking a better deal from the Transvaal management yesterday missed the deadline to show up for training or be dropped.

TRFU manager Johan Prinsloo said the rebels would no longer be considered Transvaal players. "They are demanding a package adding up to a season's outlay of over 14m rand (pounds 2.4m)," he said. "We cannot afford that kind of money."