Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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IRELAND A (v Scotland; A international at Hughenden in Glasgow, 28 Dec): C Clarke (Teranure College); S Geoghegan, D Dooley (London Irish), M McCall (Bangor), N Woods; A McGowan (Blackrock College), N Hogan (Teranure College, capt); H Hurley (Old Wesley), K Wood (Garryowen), A N Other, D Tweed (Ballymena), G Fulcher (Cork Constitution), E Halvey (Shannon), L Toland (Old Crescents), P Lawlor (Bective Rangers). Replacements: B Walsh (Cork Constitution), P Burke, R Saunders (London Irish), K Potts (St Mary's College), P Soden (Cork Constitution), S Byrne (Blackrock College).

IRELAND FINAL TRIAL TEAMS (Lansdowne Road, 2 January) WHITES: C O'Shea (Lansdowne); R Wallace (Garryowen), V Cunningham (St Mary's College), P Danaher (Garryowen), S Geoghegan (London Irish); E Elwood (Lansdowne), M Bradley (Cork Constitution, capt); N Popplewell (Greystones), T Kingston (Dolphin), A N Other, P Johns (Dungannon), N Francis (Old Belvedere), P O'Hara (Cork Constitution), B Robinson (Ballymena), M Galwey (Shannon).

BLUES: J Staples (London Irish); T Howe (Dungannon), D Dooley (London Irish), M McCall (Bangor, capt), N Woods (Blackrock College); A McGowan (Blackrock College), N Hogan (Teranure College); P Soden (Cork Constitution), K Wood (Garryowen), G Halpin (London Irish), B Rigney (Greystones), D Tweed (Ballymena), C Pim (Old Wesley), L Toland (Old Crescent), P Lawlor (Bective Rangers).