Sport in Short: Rugby Union

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NO SOONER is he fit to play again than Ian Hunter is back in the extended England squad for the games against Ireland A on Friday week and Ireland the following day. Hunter begins his comeback after a knee operation for the Barbarians against East Midlands at Northampton today.

ENGLAND/ENGLAND A SQUAD (for Dublin): Full-backs: J Webb (Bath), A Buzza (Wasps), P Hull (Bristol). Wings: T Underwood (Leicester), R Underwood (Leicester), I Hunter (Northampton), S Hackney (Leicester), H Thorneycroft (Northampton), N Beal (Northampton). Centres: W Carling (Harlequins), J Guscott (Bath), P de Glanville (Bath), D Hopley (Wasps), S Potter (Leicester). Outside-halves: S Barnes (Bath), R Andrew (Wasps), P Challinor (Harlequins), J Steele (Northampton), P Grayson (Waterloo). Scrum-halves: D Morris (Orrell), S Bates (Wasps), M Dawson (Northampton), K Bracken (Bristol). Props: J Leonard (Harlequins), J Probyn (Wasps), V Ubogu (Bath), C Clark (Swansea), D Garforth (Leicester), M Hynes (Orrell), A Mullins (Harlequins). Hookers: B Moore (Harlequins), J Olver (Northampton), K Dunn (Wasps), R Cockerill (Leicester). Locks: W Dooley (Preston Grasshoppers), M Bayfield (Northampton), M Johnson (Leicester), A Blackmore (Bristol). Flankers: M Teague (Moseley), P Winterbottom (Harlequins), T Rodber (Northampton), M Greenwood (Wasps), S Ojomoh (Bath), J Hall (Bath), N Back (Leicester). No 8s: B Clarke (Bath), D Richards (Leicester).