Newport have re-signed the utility back Duncan Hughes three months after he left for their Heineken League First Division rivals Llanelli. The Welsh Under- 21 international is likely to come straight into the first team in place of the outside-half, Byron Hayward, who will be out for five weeks with a spinal injury.
AUSTRALIA (Provisional World Cup squad): Full-backs: A Apps, M Burke, T Kelaher, M Pini. Wings: D Campese, D Junee, B Lea, A Murdoch, J Roff, D Smith. Centres: D Herbert, T Horan, P Howard, J Little, J Madz, M O'Connor.
Outside-halves: S Bowen, D Knox, M Lynagh. Scrum-halves: G Gregan, S Payne, P Slattery. Props: A Blades, D Crowley, A Daly, R Harry, M Hartill, E McKenzie. Hookers: M Bell, T Dalton, M Foley, P Kearns. Locks: J Eales, D Giffin, R McCall, W Waugh. Back row: M Brial, A Dempsey, F Finau, T Gavin, D Manu, W Ofahengaue, B Robinson, I Tabua, D Wilson.
WORLD CUP Asian qualifying tournament (Kuala Lumpur): Hong Kong 93 Thailand 0; Japan 67 Sri Lanka 3; Taiwan 23 Malaysia 15.
SUPER TEN Southern Hemisphere Provincial Championship draw (home team listed first): Round 1 (4-5 March 1995) Pool A: Transvaal (SA) v New South Wales (Aus), Western Province (SA) v Otago (NZ). Pool B: Queensland (Aus) v Canterbury (NZ), Auckland (NZ) v Tonga (Pacific). Round 2 (11-12 March) Pool A: NSW v Otago, Transvaal v North Harbour (NZ). Pool B: Auckland v Queensland, Orange Free State (SA) v Tonga. Round 3 (18-19 March) Pool A: N Harbour v NSW, W Province v Transvaal. Pool B: Canterbury v OFS, Tonga v Queensland. Round 4 (25-26 March) Pool A: Otago v N Harbour, NSW v W Province. Pool B: Canterbury v Auckland, Queensland v OFS. Round 5 (1-2 April) Pool A: Otago v Transvaal, N Harbour v W Province. Pool B: Tonga v Canterbury, OFS v Auckland. Final: 8- 9 April, venue tba.Reuse content