Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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WORLD CUP Qualifying matches: Group A: Netherlands 56 Israel 0; Sweden 5 Czech Republic 34.

TOUR MATCH (San Miguel de Tucuman, Arg): South Africa 40 Tucuman 12.

AUSTRALIAN TEAM (v France, second Test in Paris, Saturday): M Roebuck (Eastwood); M Burke (Eastwood), J Little (Souths), T Horan (Souths), D Campese (Randwick); M Lynagh (University, capt), P Slattery (University); T Daly (Randwick), P Kearns (Randwick), E McKenzie (Randwick), R McCall (Brothers), G Morgan (Souths), M Brial (Easts), D Wilson (Easts), T Gavin (Eastern Suburbs). Replacements: A Murdoch (Souths), M Catchpole (Western Districts), D Nucifora (University), M Harthill (Gordon) or D Crowley (Souths), F Finau (Western Suburbs), S Bowen (Souths).

ENGLAND UNDER-21 (v Ireland Under-21, Gateshead, Sunday): T Stimpson (Durham Univ); D O'Leary (Harlequins), W Greenwood (Waterloo), D Edwards (Wakefield), J Naylor (Orrell); A Handley (Waterloo), M Olsen (Bath); S Brown (Harlequins), C Johnson (Leicester), D Crompton (Bath, capt), J Phillips (Northampton), S Shaw (Bristol), A Diprose (Saracens), L Dallaglio (Wasps), R Hill (Saracens).

SCOTLAND A (v New Zealand, Old Anniesland, 13 November): M Dods (Gala); K Logan (Stirling County), S Nichol (Selkirk), I Jardine (Stirling County), G Parker (Melrose); C Chalmers (Melrose, capt), B Redpath (Melrose); A Watt (Glasgow High / Kelvinside), K McKenzie (Stirling County), D Herrington (Dundee HSFP), S Munro (Glasgow High / Kelvinside), A Macdonald (Heriot's FP), D McIvor (Edinburgh Academicals), C Hogg (Melrose), R Wainwright (Edinburgh Academicals). Replacements: D Stark (Boroughmuir), D Wyllie (Stewart's Melville FP), D Patterson (Edinburgh Academicals), P Walton (Northampton), P Wright (Boroughmuir), J Hay (Hawick).

SCOTLAND DEVELOPMENT XV (v New Zealand, Myreside, 16 November): K Bray (Harlequins); D Stark (Boroughmuir), F Harrold (London Scottish), R MacNaughton (Northampton), C Dalglish (Gala); D Wyllie (Stewart's Melville FP, capt), D Patterson (Edinburgh Academicals); J Matson (Dundee HSFP), A N Other, G Wilson (Boroughmuir), C Gray (Nottingham), S Campbell (Dundee HSFP), P Walton (Northampton), F Wallace (Glasgow High / Kelvinside), I Smith (Gloucester). Replacements: C Glasgow (Heriot's FP), A Donaldson (Currie), G Oliver (Hawick), S Aitken (Watsonians), D Herrington (Dundee HSFP), S Brotherston (Melrose).