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RUGBY LEAGUE

Wigan have announced that their Super League derby with St Helens on 5 September 5 - the last match to be held at Central Park before the club move to the new JJB Stadium - is an 18,179 sell-out.

RUGBY UNION

France have picked a mixture of experience and newcomers for their 22- man squad for their only Test before the World Cup against Wales in Cardiff next weekend. The unfamiliar faces include the Parisian Peter Devilliers and Brive's flanker Lionel Mallier. Mont-de-Marsan's uncapped scrum-half Stephane Castaignede could be paired with his better-known namesake, the stand-off Thomas, who is no relation.

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