TIM RODBER CLAIMS HE WAS VICTIM OF STAMPING INCIDENT

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Tim Rodber, the England flanker injured in Saturday's Test against South Africa, yesterday alleged that he was the victim of a stamping incident after he had tackled Ruben Kruger following a scrum. The Northampton forward suffered bruising and nerve damage in his left arm but expects to be fit to face Western Samoa on 16 December.

The Ireland World Cup pair, Niall Hogan and Conor O'Shea, who missed Leinster's recent match at Swansea, have been left out of Leinster's side to play Transvaal in Dublin on Saturday.

LEINSTER TEAM (v Transvaal, Donnybrook, Dublin, Saturday, 2.30): C Clarke (Terenure College); P Gavin (Old Belvedere), V Cunningham (St Mary's Coll), K McQuilkin (Bective Rangers), N Woods (Blackrock Coll); A McGowan (Blackrock Coll), A Rolland (Blacrock Coll); H Hurley (Old Wesley), S Byrne (Blackrock Coll), P Wallace (Blackrock Coll), S Jameson (St Mary's Coll), N Francis (Old Belvedere), C Pim (Old Wesley, capt), S Rooney (Lansdowne), V Costello (St Mary's Coll). Replacements: R Hennessy (Lansdowne), F Campion (St Mary's Coll), N Hogan (Terenure Coll), P Flavin (Blackrock Coll), M King (Old Wesley), A McKeen (Lansdowne), E Miller (Leicester).

TOUR MATCH: Oxford University 15 Western Samoa 47.

FIVE NATIONS HEINEKEN CUP POOL B: Begles-Bordeaux 14 Cardiff 14.

CLUB MATCHES: Ebbw Vale 65 Swansea Univ 7; Exeter 42 Taunton 13; Northampton 37 London Welsh 14. Cancelled Glamorgan Wanderers v Cross Keys.

IEUAN EVANS TESTIMONIAL: British Isles XV 64 International Select 55.

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