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Quinnell's tour exit disturbs the Lions

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Lions accept Gibbs' historic suspension

It was the sort of punch that occurs a dozen times in any game of rugby league, but Scott Gibbs is not playing league any more. Yesterday, the Welsh centre became the first Lion ever to be suspended after being found guilty of thumping Grant Esterhuizen, the Northern Transvaal back, during Saturday's contest at Pretoria's Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Rowell critical as England are out-kicked

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A 12-year-old Zulu boy at the centre of a tug-of-love battle between his parents and the white family which raised him was last night heading back to Britain.

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