Sport: The Week in Review

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THE BRITISH ISLES provided a fillip for British sport, making rugby union history when they beat the All Blacks in Wellington by a record margin, 20-7, to square the three-match series.

With the break up of the Soviet Union diluting the athletic talent which edged Britain into second place in the last European Cup, Britain's men had hopes of winning in Rome. Eamonn Martin retired hurt in the 10,000 metres on a disappointing first day. However, Colin Jackson inspired a revival on the second day in the 110m hurdles, with the year's best time, 13.10sec. Although winning the second day, Britain finished second overall behind Russia.

Britain's Andrew Foster tried to upset the rankings at Wimbledon before his 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 fourth-round defeat by the No 1 seed, Pete Sampras, in the men's singles. Eventually the four players who reached the semi-finals were the top four seeds.