Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Frano Botica, the former All Black, left Llanelli yesterday to return to play in New Zealand. The 34-year-old outside-half has taken up a player- coach contract with his old club North Harbour, despite having five months of his contract with the Scarlets remaining.

FRANCE (Five Nations' Championship v Wales, Wembley Stadium, Sunday): J-L Sadourny (Colomiers); P Bernat-Salles (Pau), C Lamaison (Brive), S Glas (Bourgoin), X Garbajosa (Toulouse); T Castaignede (Castres), P Carbonneau (Brive); O Magne (Brive), T Lievremont (Perpignan), M Lievremont (Stade Francais), F Pelous (Toulouse), O Brouzet (Begles), F Tournaire (Toulouse) R Ibanez (Dax, capt), C Califano (Toulouse). Replacements: F Galthie (Colomiers), D Aucagne (Pau), J-M Aue (Castres), P Benetton (Agen), T Cleda (Pau), C Soulette (Beziers), D Maso (Agen).

ALLIED DUNBAR PREMIERSHIP ONE Fixture changes: 29 April: Harlequins v Saracens (7.30); 14 May: Saracens v Northampton (7.45).

TUESDAY'S LATE RESULT: Club Match: Newport 55 Royal Navy 23.