Sport in Short: Rugby Union

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The Independent Online
THE Ireland Under-21 stand-off, Niall Malone, scored 21 points as Oxford University beat the Japanese champions, Kobe Steel, 46-19 in Kobe yesterday. Oxford, who beat the university champions Waseda 27-25 in their first game, conclude their tour against Japanese Universities in Osaka on Sunday.

TOUR MATCH (Kobe, Jap): Kobe Steel 19 Oxford University 46.

ENGLAND UNDER-21 TEAM (v Ireland Under-21 at Newcastle/Gosforth on 14 October): M Mapletoft (Rugby); J Sleightholme (Wakefield), M Lawson (Northampton), D Edwards (Loughborough Students), D O'Leary (Saracens); P Burke (Loughborough Students), K Bracken (Bristol); C Clark (Swansea Univ), M Regan (Bristol), D Crampton (Bath), R Bramley (Wakefield, capt), R West (Gloucester), A Diprose (Loughborough Students), M Rennell (Bedford), A Morris (Sheffield).