Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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GAVIN HASTINGS says under-hand payments are prevalent in England, Wales and Ireland. In his autobiography, High Balls and Happy Hours, launched yesterday, he states: 'It irritates me that the only one of the senior countries where this does not happen is Scotland.'

SOUTH AFRICA TOUR PARTY: Full-backs: G Johnson (Transvaal), A Joubert (Natal); Wings: C Badenhorst (Orange Free State), P Hendriks (Transvaal), J Olivier (Northern Transvaal), C Williams (Western Province); centres: M Linee (Western Province), J Mulder (Transvaal), P Muller (Natal), B Venter (Orange Free State); Outside halves: H le Roux (Transvaal), J Stransky (Western Province); Scrum halves: K Putt (Natal), J van der Westhuizen (Northern Transvaal); Props: P du Randt (Orange Free State), I Hattingh (Transvaal), T Laubscher (Western Province), B Swart (Transvaal); Hookers: J Dalton, U Schmidt (Transvaal); Locks: M Andrews (Natal), H Hattingh (Northern Transvaal), P Schutte, K Wiese (Transvaal); Flankers: R Kruger (Northern Transvaal), F Pienaar (capt), R Straeuli (Transvaal), E van der Bergh (Eastern Province); No 8s: C Strauss (Western Province), G Teichmann (Natal).

ITINERARY 22 Oct Cardiff; 26 Oct Wales A (Newport); 29 Oct Llanelli; 2 Nov Neath; 5 Nov Swansea; 9 Nov Scotland A (Melrose); 12 Nov Scottish Combined Districts (Glasgow); 15 Nov Scottish Selection (Aberdeen); 19 Nov SCOTLAND (Edinburgh); 22 Nov Pontypridd; 26 Nov WALES (Cardiff); 29 Nov Combined Irish Provinces (Belfast); 3 Dec Barbarians (Dublin).

SOUTH AFRICA (v Cardiff, Saturday): Joubert; Williams, Venter, Muller, Badenhorst; Stransky, Van der Westhuizen; Swart, Schmidt, I Hattingh, Andrews, H Hattingh, Kruger, Teichmann, Straeuli (capt). Replacements: le Roux, Johnson, Putt, Dalton, Du Randt, Van der Bergh