Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Frank Bunce, the 37-year-old All Black centre, has agreed a short- term contract with Bristol. Bunce will provide cover for the club during the World Cup.

Kingsley Jones, the Former Wales flanker, was yesterday appointed Gloucester captain, after just two Premiership starts for the club.

Bath are to stage a testimonial match for their long-serving players Jon Callard and Martin Haag by hosting Saracens at The Recreation Ground on 1 September 1.

John Eales, the Australian captain, will make his long awaited comeback from a shoulder injury this weekend when he plays for Brothers against Sunnybank in the Brisbane club competition.