Quotes of the Week

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The result doesn't diminish the fact that this was a great day for South African rugby. When President Mandela and I went on to the pitch together to meet the teams, it was a symbol of what is happening in this country. F W de Klerk, deputy president of South Africa, after the first Test in Pretoria.

I don't think I'm a great cricketer. I've still got a lot of cricket ahead of me and I need to be more consistent. Brian Lara, after making 501 not out, the highest first-class score on record and his seventh century in eight innings.

I don't want players who need a shoulder to cry on. I don't think players need that kind of help. I want players strong enough to go out and stuff the Aussies. Ray Illingworth, England's chairman of cricket selectors, on his controversial decision to turn away the Reverend Andrew Wingfield-Digby from the door of the England dressing room.

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