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Gatland announces assistants for Lions Tour

Shaun Edwards has been omitted from the squad Credit: British & Irish Lions

Warren Gatland and the Lions manager, Andy Irvine, have announced the assistants for the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.

Rob Howley, Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree have been confirmed.

However, Shaun Edwards has not been given a place.

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Liberty stadium expansion plan

Liberty Stadium
Swansea City have revealed they plan to expand the stadium to accomodate an extra 12 thousand fans Credit: ITV News Wales

Swansea City have announced that they want to expand the Liberty Stadium to accommmodate more fans at home games.

Demand for tickets has soared since the Swans were promoted to the Premier League last season.

The club is looking to add around 12,000 seats, taking capacity to 32,000.

Ospreys sign Campbell Johnstone until end of season

The Ospreys have signed former All Black Campbell Johnstone until the end of the season.

The team says the move provides "much needed cover for existing tight-heads Aaron Jarvis, Adam Jones and Joe Rees who are all ruled out with injury. "

The 32-year-old from Waipukurau will start at the club in time for back-to-back Heineken Cup clashes.

Johnstone's arrival comes just days after the return of Cai Griffiths on loan from London Irish.

The arrival of Campbell and Cai gives us some much needed options at tight-head given the injuries we've suffered and the ongoing commitments we have to the national set-up at senior and age-grade level.

– Andy Lloyd, Rugby Operations Manager at the region

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Tier three for Wales in World Cup draw

A defeat to Australia this weekend has put Wales in tier three for the 2015 World Cup pool draw.

Seedings are based on the current International Rugby Board world rankings with teams divided into five tiers of four. Italy, Tonga and Scotland are also in the same band as Wales.

  • Tier one is New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and France.
  • Tier two is England, Ireland, Samoa and Argentina.
  • Tier three is Wales, Italy, Tonga and Scotland.
  • Tier four is Oceania 1, Europe 1, Asia 1 and Americas 1.
  • Tier five is Africa 1, Europe 2, Americas 2, Repechage winner.

The identity of tier four and five countries will be confirmed after World Cup qualifying games. The competition run from September 18 to October 31, 2015, with Twickenham hosting the final.

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