Sporting Digest: Rugby League

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WARRINGTON have failed in an attempt to sign Widnes' Jonathan Davies. Davies has opted to stay, despite a reportedly attractive offer. 'Warrington did everything above board in their approach and we have kept Jonathan fully informed, but it's no deal,' Phil Larder, the Widnes coach, said yesterday.

AUSTRALIA clinched the Trans-Tasman series against New Zealand in Brisbane yesterday with a 16-4 win in the final Test. With Australia leading 6-0 at half- time, the captain, Mal Meninga, set up a try for Brad Fittler then went over himself to ensure victory.

TEST MATCH (Brisbane): Australia 16 New Zealand 4. Australia Tries: M Hancock, B Fittler, M Meninga. Goals: D Shearer 2. New Zealand Goals: G Hill 2. (Australia win series 2-0).

GREAT BRITAIN YOUNG LIONS (v Northern Territory, Darwin, Aus, today): N Thompson (Barrow); P Hassan (Wigan), D Seeds (Whitehaven), P Waring (Manchester), A Haigh (Warrington); J Windley (Hull), C Murdock (Whitehaven); S Taylor (St Helens), J Clarke (Leeds), R Goodall (York), M Hill (Oldham), P Hepworth (Bradford, capt), H Hill (Whitehaven). Substitutes: J Berry (Bradford), L Parsley (Whitehaven), S Maloney (St Helens), A Cain (Leigh), A Gouldbourne (Hull), N Simpson (Bradford), D Barker (Wigan).

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