Sport in Short: Rugby Union

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MOSELEY, who lost pounds 120,000 in the past financial year, are without a new sponsor this season despite appeals to almost 1,000 firms. The Midlands Second Division club have put the lack of interest down to sponsors having spent 'at least twice their budgets' on England's World Cup run.

STUDENT WORLD CUP (Italy) Pool A: Italy 8 CIS 13; Ireland 74 Germany 3; Italy 100 Germany 0; Ireland 35 CIS 16; Italy 17 Ireland 6; CIS 30 Germany 9. Standings: 1 Italy 7pts; 2 Ireland 7; 3 CIS 6 (1pt deducted for sending-off); 4 Germany 3.

Pool B: France 57 Spain 3; Scotland 21 Japan 16; Scotland 25 Spain 4; France 34 Japan 25; France 38 Scotland 15; Japan 23 Spain 6. Standings: 1 France 9pts; 2 Scotland 7; 3 Japan 5; 4 Spain 3.

Pool C: England 91 Taiwan 6; South Africa 6 Argentina 15; South Africa 108 Taiwan 0; England 6 Argentina 9; Argentina 95 Taiwan 0; South Africa 13 England 20. Standings: 1 Argentina 9pts; 2 England 7; 3 South Africa 5; 4 Taiwan 3.

Pool D: New Zealand 22 Romania 10; Wales 49 Netherlands 7; New Zealand 118 Netherlands 6; Wales 6 Romania 21; Netherlands 3 Romania 61; New Zealand 15 Wales 7. Standings: 1 New Zealand 9pts; 2 Romania 7; 3 Wales 5; 4 Netherlands 3.

Quarter-finals: Italy 27 Romania 7; France 9 England 6; Argentina 29 Scotland 18; New Zealand 53 Ireland 9.

Semi-finals, tomorrow and Thursday: Italy v France and New Zealand v Argentina.

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