Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Philippe Benetton, the French flanker, is out of this season's Five Nations' Championship after breaking his right arm for the second time this year.

FIVE NATIONS HEINEKEN CUP Pool D: Swansea 22 Castres 10.

CIS INSURANCE SERIES TOUR MATCH: Northern Division 34 Western Samoa 8.

REPRESENTATIVE MATCH: Pontypool 16 New Zealand Army 25.

CLUB MATCHES: Exeter 28 Crediton 14; Richmond 66 West London Institute 13. Cancelled: Berry Hill v Abertillery; Cross Keys v Treorchy.

MIDLANDS (CIS Divisional Championship v North, Beeston, 9 December): J Quantrill (Rugby Lions); A Smallwood (Nottingham), B Whetstone (Bedford), M Allen, H Thorneycroft; P Grayson (all Northampton), J Farr (Winnington Park); M Volland (Northampton), R Cockerill (Leicester), N Webber (Moseley), J Phillips (Northampton), D Grewcock (Coventry), I Skingsley (Bedford), B Pountney (Northampton), C Tarbuck (Leicester, capt).