Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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JAPAN (v Wales, Cardiff, tomorrow): T Matsuda; I Williams, M Fujikake, E Kutsuki, Y Yoshida; S Aoki, Y Nagatomo; O Ota, M Kunda (capt), K Takahashi, Y Sakuraba, B Ferguson, S Kaleta, S Latu, H Ouchi. Replacements: R Onitsuka, T Faamasino, T Maeda, E Hirotsu, M Nakamura, S Nakashima.

NORTH (v London, Newcastle, tomorrow): I Hunter (Northampton); J Mallender (Sale), K Simms (Liverpool St Helens, capt), M Fielden (Northampton), J Sleightholme (Wakefield); P Grayson (Northampton), D Scully (Wakefield); M Hynes (Orrell), S Mitchell (West Hartlepool), S McMain (Sheffield), J Dixon (West Hartlepool), D Baldwin (Sale), T Rodber (Northampton), A MacFarlane (Sale), N Ashurst Orrell). Replacements: J Naylor, G Ainscough (Orrell), S Douglas (Newcastle Gosforth), P Lancaster (West Hartlepool), G French (Orrell), C Vyvyan (Wharfedale).

FRENCH BARBARIANS (v Australia, Clermont-Ferrand, 11 November): E N'Tamack (Stade Toulousain); P Saint-Andre (Montferrand), D Codorniou (Narbonne), J Guscott (Bath), P Lagisquet (Biarritz); D Charvet (Racing), N Farr-Jones (New South Wales); G Lascube (Biarritz), M Dal Maso (Agen), P Gallart (Beziers), A Benazzi (Agen), G Whetton (Castres), E Champ (Toulon, capt), R Pool-Jones (Biarritz), H Chaffardon (Grenoble). Replacements: D Faugeron (Brive), P Montlaur (Agen), F Galthie (Colomiers), J-M Lhermet (Montferrand), J-F Gourragne (Beziers), P Marocco (Montferrand).

ENGLAND UNDER-21 (v Ireland, Gateshead, 7 November): T Stimpson (Durham University); 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), R Hill (Saracens), L Dallaglio (Wasps). Replacements: A Healey, N Ryan (Waterloo), A Gommarsall (Wasps), K Yates (Bath), S Rogers (West London Inst), E Rollitt (Cambridge University).

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