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Rob's new deal.

Rob Wainwright signed a new one- year deal with the SRU yesterday - but was ruled out of Caledonia Reds' European Cup rehearsal.

He won't play against Leicester tomorrow after failing to shake off an injury.

Tom Smith is also out, but coach Ian Rankin is confident the Lions pair will be back for the big kick-off next month.

Stirling County's Ian Jardine comes back for Glasgow against Sale after 14 months out following a groin injury. Glasgow Hawks flanker Murray Wallace of GHK, who damaged knee ligaments in May, also returns

Border Reivers coach Rob Moffat has given the all-clear for his squad members to turn out for their clubs in today's Kelso Sevens at Poynder Park.

English rugby chiefs have played down speculation former Scotland coach Ian McGeechan will be their new national boss.

An RFU spokesman said: "The coaching position will be discussed at management board level on August 29." GOLF: Scotland's Kathryn Marshall holed a spectacular bunker shot at the 18th to move into second place at the halfway stage of the Weetabix British Women's Open yesterday at Sunningdale.

The birdie put the 30-year-old on six under par after a 68, three shots behind Australian leader Karrie Webb.

Fellow Scot Catriona Matthew repeated her opening 70 to also stay in contention in joint fifth place.

But US Open champion Alison Nicholas of England missed the cut after a 74 for 149.

Scot Garry Hay crashed out of the British Mid-Amateur tourney at Prestwick yesterday - despite a hole- in-one at the 167-yard second. He lost to England's Neil Richardson at the 18th in the second round.

Spain's Sergio Garcia, 17, beat England's Richard Jones 6 and 5 in the final of the British Boys' Open at Saunton Sands, Devon.

Stephen McAllister of Paisley earned pounds 1,061 by winning the Kintore pro-am yesterday with a new professional course record of eight-under- par 62 - one shot inside the old mark.

Scottish Assistants champion Martin Hastie (Turn-berry Hotel) was top Scot in joint 10th place on 280 in the Reebok PGA Assistants Championship at Heron's Reach, Blackpool, yesterday. Peter Sefton (Pine Ridge) won with 11-under-par 273.

Englishman Steven Priest yesterday retained the Eden Trophy at St Andrews, beating Lars Kristiansen (Gullane) 6 and 5 in the final.

SNOOKER: Prestwick youngster Alan Burnett's bid to join the main tour ended last night. He went down 5-0 to unknown Englishman Steve Harrison in the summer qualifying at Plymouth.

BASKETBALL: Scottish champions Livingston Bulls will bid for their 10th Scottish League title this season under a new name, Midlothian Bulls, after merging their men's side with Dalkeith Saints.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 16, 1997
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