Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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The Independent Online
CIARAN CLARKE, the Terenure College full-back, has been named as the final replacement for Ireland against Wales in Dublin on Saturday. Pat Murray, of Shannon, has been named at full-back in the A team who play Wales A at Donnybrook on Friday.

ENGLAND A (v Italy A, Piacenza, 5 February): P Hull (Bristol); A Adebayo (Bath), D Hopley (Wasps), S Potter (Leicester), N Beal (Northampton); P Challinor (Harlequins), M Dawson (Northampton); C Clark (Bath), K Dunn (Wasps), A Mullins (Harlequins), N Redman (Bath), A Blackmore (Bristol), C Sheasby (Harlequins), D Ryan (Wasps, capt), R Jenkins (London Irish). Replacements: P Holford, D Sims (both Gloucester), P Grayson (Northampton), A Kardooni, R Cockerill (both Leicester), J Mallett (Bath).