Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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LONDON IRISH have postponed their home Courage League fixture against Wasps scheduled for 13 November, because Gary Halpin, Rob Saunders and Simon Geoghegan have been called up for Ireland, who face Romania on the same day. The League match will now be played on 16 April but London Irish will still play Wasps on the original date in a friendly.

MIDLANDS (v North, Divisional Championship, Northampton, tomorrow): J Steele (Northampton); S Hackney (Leicester), F Packman (Northampton), S Purdy (Moseley), H Thorneycroft (Northampton); P Challinor (Harlequins), A Kardooni (Leicester); G Baldwin, J Olver (both Northampton), D Garforth, M Johnson (Leicester), S Lloyd (Moseley) J Wells, D Richards (capt, both Leicester), C Millhouse (Northampton).

NORTH: M Jackson (Wakefield); R Underwood (Leicester), K Simms (Liverpool St Helens, capt), J Fletcher (Northampton), J Sleightholme (Wakefield); P Grayson (Northampton), D Scully (Wakefield); M Hynes (Orrell), S Mitchell (West Hartlepool), S McMain (Sheffield), J Dixon (West Hartlepool), C Cusani (Orrell), C Vyvyan (Wharfedale), A MacFarlane (Sale), N Ashurst (Orrell).