Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

Click to follow
England will face Scotland in an Under-21 international at Gateshead on 12 December. It will be the first time they have met at this level and there are plans to establish the game as an annual fixture.

TOUR MATCH: South of Scotland 56 Griqualand West 24.

SCOTLAND (v Western Samoa, Murrayfield, tomorrow): R Shepherd (Edinburgh Academicals); M Dods (Northampton), G Townsend (Northampton), G Shiel (Melrose), K Logan (Stirling County); C Chalmers (Melrose), B Redpath (Melrose); D Hilton (Bath), J Hay (Hawick), A Burnell (London Scottish), D Weir (Melrose), D Cronin (Bourges), R Wainwright (West Hartlepool, capt), S Reid (Boroughmuir), I Smith (Gloucester). Replacements: H Gilmour (Herriots FP), I Jardine (Sterling County), G Armstrong (Jed Forest), S Campbell (Dundee HSFP), J Manson (Dundee HSFP), G Ellis (currie).

WESTERN SAMOA: V Patu; B Lima, T Vaega, G Leaupepe, A Telea; D Kellet, J Filemu; M Mika, T Leiasamaivao, P Fatialofa, L Falaniko, P Leavasa, S Kaleta, P Lam (capt), S Vaifale. Replacements: M Vaea, C Burnes, S Leaega, S Smith, G Latu, B Reidy.

NEW ZEALAND (v France, Paris, tomorrow): J Wilson (Otago); E Rush, F Bunce, W Little (North Harbour), J Lomu (Counties); S Culhane (Southland), J Marshall (Canterbury); C Dowd, S Fiztpatrick (capt), O Brown (Auckland), I Jones (North Harbour), R Brooke, M Jones, Z Brooke (Auckland), L Barry (North Harbour).

FIJI TEAM (v Ireland, Lansdowne Road, tomorrow): F Rayasi; P Bale, S Sorovaki, L Little, M Bari; J Waqa, J Raulini; J Veitayaki (capt), G Smith, E Natuivau, E Katalau, A Nadolo, T Tamanivalu, W Masirewa, I Tawake. Replacements: B Cavubati, E Batimala, L Vatureba, J McLennan, R Bogisa, W Rokotuiviwa.

Ieuan Evans, Wales's most capped player, will lead a British Isles XV containing seven Lions in his testimonial at Llanelli on Tuesday. He will be joined by Gavin Hastings and Will Carling in the British line-up, while Jonah Lomu will be in the main attraction in the International Select XV.

BRITISH ISLES XV (Ieuan Evans' testimonial, Llanelli, 21 Nov): G Hastings (Sco); I Evans (Wal), W Carling (Eng), S Hastings (Sco), K Logan (Sco); C Chalmers (Sco); R Moon (Wales), J Leonard (Eng), G Jenkins (Wal), J Davies (Wal), P Davies (Wal), M Bayfield (Eng), M Perego (Wal), R Wainwright (Sco), N Back (Eng).

INTERNATIONAL SELECT XV: J Gallagher (NZ); J Olivier (SA), T Lacroix (Fr), J Little (Aus), J Lomu (NZ), M Catt (Eng); J Roux (SA); R Evans (Wal), S Fitzpatrick (NZ), A Skeggs (Aus), M Tchadjian (Fr), O Roumat (Fr), M Cecillion (Fr), R Straeuli (SA), L Cabannes (Fr).

Comments