Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Lord Mackay's study into the structure of the game in Scotland will be published on 16 July. The report is likely to form the basis of a raft of changes to the sport which should be implemented before the 2000-01 season. Lord Mackay and his panel conducted a series of interviews on a six-venue tour of Scotland before calling individuals to offer further evidence.

South African officials and the country's new sports minister, Ngconde Balfour, said yesterday that the introduction of racial quotas in teams should only be seen as a short term measure.