WALES TO MISS OUT ON TOKYO SEVENS

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Wales will not be sending any of their Hong Kong Sevens team to the Tokyo Sevens this weekend, but they do include internationals Arwel Thomas and Craig Quinnell in their squad of 10 players.

WALES SQUAD (Tokyo Sevens (Group B) v Waseda University and United States, Saturday): D James (Bridgend), D Weatherley (Swansea), A Lewis (Treorchy), N Walne (Cambridge University), A Thomas (Bristol), D Edwards (Cardiff Institute), J Forster (Bridgend), C Quinnell (Llanelli), A Williams (Bridgend), J Ringer (Cardiff).

France have named an experimental line-up, including four uncapped players, for the friendly against Romania in Aurillac a week on Saturday. The hooker Herve Guiraud, lock Hugues Miorin, flanker Christophe Moni and wing David Venditti are the new men the French selectors hope will revitalise their fortunes after the recent Five Nations disappointment.

FRANCE (v Romania, Aurillac, 20 April): R Dourthe; D Venditti, O Campan, S Glas, P Saint-Andre (capt); A Penaud, G Accoceberry; C Califano, H Guiraud, F Tournaire, O Roumat, H Miorin, C Moni, M Lievremont, A Benazzi. Replacements: E Ntamack, T Castaignede, P Carbonneau, T Labrousse, M de Rougemont, J- L Jordana.

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