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Hard as they battled, Glasgow were no match for a glittering Toulon side, who sailed into the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup as the winners of pool two after a 15-8 victory powered by Jonny Wilkinson’s boot.

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KATHERINE BUTLER

Leeds rely on Brolin's class

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Asprilla transfer looks imminent

Football

Newcastle demands block Asprilla move

Football

Mystery shrouds Asprilla transfer

Newcastle United's board met yesterday but the club made no attempt to end speculation that Faustino Asprilla's pounds 6.7m transfer from Parma was off. The saga of wounded knee is likely to be a long-running one.

Asprilla keeps Parma in hot pursuit

Italian football

Football: Brolin to sign for Leeds today

Tomas Brolin's transfer from Parma to Leeds should finally go through today for pounds 4.5m, a record for the Yorkshire club. The fee - pounds 600,000 of which Leeds will pay immediately and the rest over two and a half years - will also be a Swedish record.

Leeds closing in on Brolin's signature

GUY HODGSON

HALMSTADS IN SHOCK WIN OVER PALMA

Sweden's Halmstads, who have never been beyond the first round in European competition before this season, shocked the Italian side Parma with a 3-0 Cup-Winners' Cup victory in Sweden thanks to two first-half goals from Niklas Gudmundsson and a late strike by Robert Andersson.

FOOTBALL: Parma lifted by Stoichkov

Italian round-up

HRISTO STOICHKOV TO JOIN PARMA

Football

Juventus treble denied by Dino

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Let us be your fairy godmother

Marion Hume explains how you could win a £10,000 Christian Lacroix outfit. Photographs by Gavin Bond

Parma narrow the gap

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