Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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NEWCASTLE GOSFORTH have appointed the former Lions and England outside-half, Alan Old, as director of coaching, following the dismissal of Mick Mahoney last month.

SCOTLAND SQUAD (for tour of Argentina, 25 May-11 June): Backs: C Dalgleish, M Dods, G Townsend (all Gala), D Hodge (Watsonians), I Jardine, K Logan (both Stirling County), C Joiner, B Redpath, G Shiel (all Melrose), , S Nichol (Selkirk), D Patterson, R Shepherd (both Edinburgh Acad). Forwards: S Brotherstone (Melrose), P Burnell (London Scottish), S Campbell (Dundee High), S Ferguson (Cables), C Hogg (Melrose), D McIvor, J Richardson (Edinburgh Acad), K McKenzie (Stirling County), S Munro (GHK), A Reed (Bath, capt), S Reid (Boroughmuir), A Sharp (Bristol), I Smith (Gloucester), P Walton (Northampton), F Wallace, A Watt (both GHK). Coaches: D Morgan, R Dixon. Manager: F McLeod.

ITINERARY: 25 May: v Buenos Aires; 28: v Cuio (Mendoza); 31: v Cordoba; 4 June: v Argentina (Buenos Aires); 7: v Rosario; 11: v Argentina (Buenos Aires).

TOUR MATCH (Napier, NZ): Hawkes Bay 14 Tonga 14.