Sporting Digest: Rugby League

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DUANE MANN, the former Warrington hooker, was yesterday named as captain of the New Zealand squad to tour Papua New Guinea. The squad includes four British-based players, Kevin Iro of Leeds, Aaron Whittaker of Wakefield Trinity, Tawera Nikau of Castleford and Brendan Tuuta of Featherstone Rovers.

AUSTRALIAN Preliminary final (Sydney): Canberra 22 North Sydney 9. (Canberra play Canterbury in the grand final on 25 September).