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  • Latu leads Tonga in Kilmarnock
  • Preview: Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors
  • North following All Blacks example
  • Pumas scrum best in world – Kayser
  • Wigan to interview Mackay

Latu leads Tonga in Kilmarnock

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Captain: Nili Latu

Tonga have named their side that will take on Scotland in Kilmarnock on Saturday, with Nili Latu leading them.

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Preview: Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors

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Starts: Regan King

Regan King will start for the Scarlets at centre when they return to PRO12 action against Glasgow Warriors at Parc y Scarlets on Friday.

King returns to the side after a lengthy period on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury received in the season opener against Ulster.

He will be joined by Gareth Owen at inside centre while Harry Robinson and flying Fijian Michael Tagicakibau add power and pace out wide.

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North following All Blacks example

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Up for the challenge: George North

Wales wing George North is relishing the challenge of matching the likes of Julian Savea and Sonny Bill Williams for both size and skill when the All Blacks visit the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

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Pumas scrum best in world – Kayser

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Wary: Benjamin Kayser

Wigan to interview Mackay

Malky Mackay is set to be interviewed for the vacant managerial position at Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic.

The Scot has been out of work since being dismissed by Cardiff City last December, amid a much-publicised falling out with the club’s owner Vincent Tan.

Mackay was thought to be on the verge of replacing Tony Pulis at Crystal Palace in August, but he was subsequently reported to the Football Association over claims he exchanged inappropriate text messages with Cardiff’s then head of recruitment Iain Moody, which were allegedly of a racist and sexist nature.

However, the 42-year-old has since vowed to clear his name and make a return to football management, and his opportunity could come at Wigan, who sacked Uwe Rosler last week with the club languishing in 22nd position after 17 matches.

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Manchester United eyeing Xherdan Shaqiri

Daily Express is reporting that Manchester United are in pole position to sign Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich.

Liverpool and Juventus had earlier expressed their interest in the 23-year-old footballer, but the Red Devils seem to have emerged as favourites for his signature.

Namely, Bayern Munich have notified the interested sides that Shaqiri would be available for £18 million and the latest report suggest Manchester United are ready to match the asking price.

Xherdan Shaqiri has shown a lot of promise since joining Bayern from FC Basel, but he has been unable to establish himself as a first team regular at Alianz Arena.

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IRB inducts 15 into Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame: Michael Lynagh