Sport in Short: Rugby Union

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The Independent Online
A MATCH between a Western Samoa Development XV and a South African Development XV in Apia yesterday was stopped seven minutes from time after police had rushed on to to protect the South Africans from angry spectators who had spilled on to the pitch. The invasion was sparked by fighting between the players after the Samoan winger, Semo Sititi, was knocked out by a late tackle. The tourists were leading 42-10. South African prop De Waal Venter suffered a deep cut under one eye, inflicted by a bottle thrown at him. Two spectators were arrested.

THE South African provincial side, Griqualand West, are to play four matches in England, beginning at Nottingham on 3 November. They then play Aberavon (5 Nov), Wakefield (9 Nov) and Blackheath (12 or 13 Nov).

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