Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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ALAIN PENAUD, the French stand- off, was yesterday given the all-clear after a knee injury and will be fit for the Five Nations' Championship trip to Wales on 19 February.

CANADA A TOUR TO ENGLAND / WALES: 6 Mar: North (Fylde). 8 Mar: Newbridge (to be confirmed). 11 Mar: Wales A (venue to be confirmed). 15 or 16 Mar: London (venue to be confirmed). 20 Mar: England Emerging Players (Richmond).

CANADA TOUR TO ENGLAND (Extra date): 6 Dec: England Emerging Players (Bath).

ROMANIA TOUR TO ENGLAND (Extra dates): 5 Nov: Oxford University. 8 Nov: Cambridge University.