Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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CRAIG CHALMERS, the former British Lion replaced by Gregor Townsend in the Scotland team beaten by England on Saturday, has been selected to play fly-half for Scotland A against France A in Rennes on 20 February.

DEREK EVES, the Bristol flanker and captain who led England's Emerging Players in their 86-17 win over Spain on Sunday, has been promoted to England's A squad for the game against Ireland A at Richmond on 18 March.

A TOUR of England by a South Africa A team in March has been cancelled, according to the South African Rugby Football Union, 'due to the congested programme for the 1994 season'.

ENGLAND A (v Ireland A, Richmond, 18 March): P Hull (Bristol), A Adebayo (Bath), N Beal (Northampton), P Holford (Gloucester), D Hopley (Wasps), S Potter (Leicester), P Challinor (Harlequins), P Grayson (Northampton), M Dawson (Northampton), A Kardooni (Leicester); C Clark (Bath & Oxford University), K Dunn (Wasps), R Cockerill (Leicester), A Mullins (Harlequins), J Mallett (Bath), D Sims (Gloucester), R West (Gloucester), A Blackmore (Bristol), D Ryan (Wasps), C Sheasby (Harlequins), R Jenkins (London Irish), A Diprose (Saracens), D Eves (Bristol).

SCOTLAND A (v France A, Rennes, 20 Feb): M Dods (Gala); K Milligan (Stewart's Melville), I Jardine (Stirling County), R Shepherd (Edinburgh Acads), D Stark (Boroughmuir); C Chalmers (Melrose), B Redpath (Melrose); A Watt (Glasgow High/Kelvinside), K McKenzie (Stirling County, capt), D Herrington (Dundee HSFP), J Richardson (Edinburgh Acads), S Campbell (Dundee HSFP), D McIvor (Edinburgh Acads), C Hogg (Melrose), S Reid (Boroughmuir).