Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Anthony Clement, the former Wales international full-back, has been granted a benefit match by Swansea on 29 April.

The French rugby union has decided to give itself another two years to adopt a trimmed-down, fully-professional league. The leading clubs met in Paris yesterday and agreed to a French championship of 24 clubs split into two pools of 12. This could be whittled down to a First Division of 12 clubs in two years.