Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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ANDY DEACON, a member of the Emerging England team, is the new captain of Gloucester. The prop forward takes over from the Scottish flanker, Ian Smith.

ENGLAND (v Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, Wednesday): P Hull (Bristol); D Hopley (Wasps), S Potter (Leicester), M Catt (Bath), A Adebayo (Bath); S Barnes (Bath), S Bates (Wasps); G Rowntree (Leicester), G Dawe (Bath), J Mallett (Bath), M Bayfield (Northampton), M Poole (Leicester), L Dallaglio (Wasps), D Ryan (Wasps, capt), S Ojomoh (Bath). Replacements: D Pears (Harlequins), T Underwood (Leicester), D Morris (Orrell), V Ubogu (Bath), B Moore (Harlequins), N Redman (Bath), B Clarke (Bath).