Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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TOUR MATCHES (Durban, SA): Natal 21 England 6. (Ruatoria, NZ): East Coast 6 Fiji 62. (Sydney): New South Wales 55 Ireland 18.

WORLD CUP Qualifying: (Madrid): Spain 0 Wales 54. (Calvisano): Italy 63 Netherlands 9.

FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP Semi-finals (Nimes): Montferrand 22 Grenoble 15; Toulouse 30 Dax 25.

KEN LOGAN, the Stirling County wing, will miss the opening game of Scotland's tour to Argentina, against Buenos Aires on Wednesday, with an Achilles tendon strain. Craig Joiner deputises.

SCOTLAND (Tour match v Buenos Aires, Wednesday): P Dods (Gala); C Joiner (Melrose), S Nichol (Selkirk), G Shiel (Melrose), C Dalgleish (Gala); G Townsend (Gala), D Patterson (Edinburgh Academicals); A Sharp (Bristol), K McKenzie (Stirling County), S Ferguson (Peebles), P Walton (Northampton), J Richardson (Edinburgh Academicals), A Reed (Bath, capt), I Smith (Gloucester), S Reid (Boroughmuir). Replacements: R Shepherd (Edinburgh Academicals), I Jardine (Stirling County), B Redpath, S Brotherstone, C Hogg (all Melrose), A Watt (Glasgow High-Kelvinside).

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