THREE forwards from the Scottish Schools' recent tour to South Africa, Alisdair Lawson, Telfer Boyd, and Grant Howieson are in Glasgow's squad for the opening match of the under-19 district championship against the Scottish Borders at Hughenden this evening (kick-off 7pm). Squad:

P McKinlay, D Ritson, N Craig, P Reid, S Kidd, A Gibbon, S McAllister, N McLeod, C Reid, A Lawson, N Mitchell, J Toner, T Boyd, S Bryce, A Campbell, C Tulloch, G Howieson, C Smith, M Loakman, M Dick, A Lamont, A Lees, L Haycock, A Smith.

q.SALE'S New Zealand coach, John Mitchell, lines-up for the Barbarians in their annual fixture against Newport at Rodney Parade today. Team:

C Cormack (Pontypridd); D Tiueti (Bristol), F Waters (Bristol), T Whitford (Richmond), M Hutton (Richmond); N Jenkins (Pontypridd), R Moon (Llanelli); R Hardwick (Coventry), N McCarthy (Bath), J Probyn (Bedford), V Cooper (Llanelli), D Grewcock (Coventry), P Walton (Newcastle), J Mitchell (Sale), D Eves (Coventry).

q.AUSTRALIA will not be playing a Test match against England on their tour of Britain and Ireland starting later this month. Australian officials had fought hard to add a Twickenham Test in order to give them a chance of emulating their 1984 grand slam against the four home nations.

The Wallabies proposed scrapping the tour finale against the Barbarians on December 7, suggesting either November 2 or 16 to visit Twickenham. However, all suggestions were rejected.

q.SCOTTISH referee Ray Megson will be in charge of the Heineken Cup ``rematch'' between Toulouse and Cardiff on October 19. Toulouse defeated Cardiff in the final of the tournament last season and now the finalists meet again in a Pool D match.

Another Scot, Jim Fleming, will also have a key match the same day - Welsh Cup holders Pontypridd against Bath, with Welshman Gareth Simmonds the referee this Saturday when Bath take on Edinburgh.