Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Simon Fenn, London Scottish's Australian forward, has been severely cautioned by the Rugby Football Union's disciplinary panel for failing a drugs test. Fenn, who was the injured party in an ear-biting incident with Kevin Yates last year, took an anti-flu remedy that contained pseudoephedrine, before playing against Sale on 6 February. Sam Gardner, of Jewson National League One side Otley, received a similar caution after committing the same offence.

Jeremy Staunton is one of five uncapped players named in Ireland's 28- man squad for the four-match tour to Australia. Staunton, 18, who plays for Garryowen, is joined by Matt Mostyn, Mike Mullins and Brian O'Driscoll, and Robert Casey in the squad. Australian-born Mostyn and Mullins from New Zealand qualify through Irish-born family connections. The South Africa- born back-row forward Dion O'Cuinneagain has been named captain.

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