Sporting Digest: Rugby League

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George Mann has been called back into St Helens' side for their Silk Cut Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds tomorrow after just 50 minutes of rugby since December. The New Zealand Test forward, out for three months with a knee injury, is the significant change in the side named by Saints' coach, Eric Hughes, last night. Mann came safely through a reserve team comeback on Wednesday.

DAVE WATSON has failed in his appeal against a five-match suspension for a late, high tackle in the match against Leigh. The inclusion of an A- team match in his suspension means that he will be able to play in the two vital games against Wigan on the 12th and 15th of April.

ANDY GREGORY, the Salford and former Great Britain scrum-half, has been banned for four matches after being sent off for a high tackle in the League match against Bradford last Friday.