Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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THE All Blacks may benefit by pounds 37,000 each a year from an All Black Supporters' Club to be launched by the New Zealand RFU on Wednesday. It will seek corporate backing to ensure players do not suffer financial hardship because of their commitment to rugby. The NZRFU claims the plan, intended to fund business training, university scholarships and grants, does not breach International Board amateurism regulations.

INTERNATIONAL MATCHES: (Windhoek) Namibia 23 Wales 38; (Nuku'alofa) Tonga 5 Scotland 23; (Nepean): Canada 14 England 19.

TOUR MATCH: (Dunedin) Otago 37 British Isles 24.

TRIANGULAR TOURNAMENT (Apia): Western Samoa 27 Fiji 3. (Western Samoa are champions).

FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL (Paris): Castres 14 Grenoble 11.

WOMEN'S TOUR MATCH (Toronto): Ontario 0 Wales 15.