CATHAY PACIFIC / HONG KONG BANK INVITATION SEVENS (Hong Kong, starting 26 March) First-round draw (round robin): Group A: Western Samoa, US Eagles, Sri Lanka. Group B: Ireland, President's XII, Singapore. Group C: Scotland, Argentina, Hong Kong. Group D: Australia, Japan, Taiwan. Group E: New Zealand, Tonga, Malaysia. Group F: France, Romania, Papua New Guinea. Group G: South Africa, Canada, Thailand. Group H: Fiji, Korea, Portugal. (Group winners proceed to cup competition on 27 March).
PAUL McCARTHY, the Cork Constitution tight head, has pulled out of the Ireland A team to meet England A at Richmond today because of a hamstring strain. His place in the front row goes to Peter Millar, of Ballymena, and Angus McKeen, of Lansdowne, joins the replacements' bench instead of Millar.
GLOUCESTER have signed the lock, Chris Raymond, and the flanker, John Morris, from Moseley.
ENGLAND WOMEN'S XV (v France, Wolverhampton, today): P George; C Stennett, C Vyvyan, G Prangnell (all Wasps), A Cole; K Almond (capt), E Mitchell (all Saracens); J Mangham (Waterloo), N Ponsford (Clifton), S Ewing (Wasps), S Wenn (Clifton), H Stirrup (Wasps), J Ross (Saracens), G Shore (Wasps), G Burns (Waterloo).Reuse content