Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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THE South African Rugby Football Union will hold an inquiry today into the incident during the Western Province v France match on Saturday in which the French captain, Jean-Francois Tordo, was caught by the loose-head prop Gary Pagel's studs at the bottom of a maul. Tordo needed about 50 stitches in his face.

FRANCE TEAM (v South Africa B, East London, today): A Penaud (Brive); P Bernat-Salles (Pau), P Sella (Agen), P Bondouy (Narbonne), P Saint- Andre (Montferrand); P Montlaur (Agen), A Hueber (Toulon); E Menieu (Bordeaux), J-M Gonzales (Bayonne), L Seigne (Merignac), A Benazzi (Agen), O Roumat (Dax, capt), P Benetton (Agen), L Cabannes (RCF), X Blond (RCF). Replacements: L Verge (Begles), M Cecillon (Bourgoin), L Loppy (Toulon), J Cazalbou (Toulouse), H Couffignal, J-L Sadourny (both Colomiers).

South Africa B: H Reece-Edwards; C Williams, H Fuls, F A Meiring, D Oosthuizen; H Honiball, J van der Westhuizen; G Kebble, J Allan, L Muller, H Strydom, N Wegner, R Kruger, I MacDonald, A Richter.