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Rugby Union

Organisers of next month's World Sevens are trying to persuade Jonah Lomu to join one of the 24 sides taking part. Tournament director Colin Love is quoted in the Sydney Daily Telegraph as saying that negotiations are at a delicate stage after initial approaches were made to the New Zealand RFU.

Pete Jones, the former Scottish prop, is one of five players asked to leave Gloucester by Richard Hill, the coaching director who wants a squad of 40 to 45 players. The props James Broady and Andrew Martin, scrum-half Paul Salter and centre Cass Hannaford are the other players surplus to requirements.

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