Sporting Digest: Rugby union

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THE former England centre Clive Woodward has been appointed chief coach to London Irish, relegated from the Courage League Division One last season. He takes over from the former All Black Hika Reid, who was in charge for two seasons.

ARGENTINA knocked the United States out of the 1995 World Cup in South Africa when they beat them 16-11 in the second leg of a play-off on Monday.

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER (Buenos Aires) Play- off second leg: Argentina 11 United States 16. (Argentina qualify for 1995 finals in South Africa).

SOUTH AFRICA include seven new caps in the team for the first date of their 14-match tour of New Zealand tomorrow in Wellington against King Country, a First Division side. The winger Chris Badenhorst is the only uncapped player in their squad not to be included in the side.

SOUTH AFRICA (v King Country, Wellington NZ, tour match, tomorrow): T van Rensburg; J Small, J Claasens, F Meiring, C van der Westhuizen; L Sherrell, J van der Westhuizen; T Strauss, F Pienaar (capt), K Wiese, K Otto, R Straeuli, J le Roux, J Dalton, B Swart.