Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Chris Sheasby, the England forward, has been transferred by Wasps back to Harlequins for a "nominal" fee. Sheasby, who has won seven England caps, the last as a substitute in the draw against New Zealand in December, switched in the other direction for the start of last season and played in Wasps' league winning team.

John Liley, the former England A and Leicester full-back, has joined the Jewson First Division leaders, Worcester. Liley was one of 12 players made redundant by Second Division Moseley three weeks ago.

Bath's former England Under-18 captain, Joe Ewens, yesterday joined the Allied Dunbar Premiership Two leaders, Bedford, on loan. Ewens, a centre, who has struggled to make an impact at the Recreation Ground despite a fine schoolboy career, will be with Bedford until May.