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LOMU ON THE MARKET: The Sunday news leads today with an exclusive report that rugby superstar Jonah Lomu is on the market. As the All Blacks prepare for the World Cup, Jonah Lomu has been put on the world player market. Last week the London Club Saracens rejected the $1.7 million-a-season asking price. Lomu is said to be making the move because he wants more time on the field and the decision coincides with All Black coach John Hart's decision to confine Lomu to a part-time role in the All Blacks.

Also on the front page:

- PAUL HOLMES: a report that millionaire broadcaster Pail Holmes showed of Deborah Hamilton at the launch of his book. She praised him at the occasion;

- BOLGER BANKRUPTCY: a report that former PM Jim Bolger's brother faces bankruptcy. An Auckland high court has given Paddy Bolger four days to pay $16,500 to creditors;

- ALL BLACK PROMO ROW: a report that there is an uproar over an All Black promotion which used school pupils to spell out "BLACK" in formation in a stadium - and then create the Adidas symbol. The uproar is over the second part of the promotion - pictured;

- MARCUS LUSH: a report that TV star Marcus Lush - host of Give Us A Clue - learned to play charades in a drying out clinic;

- AMERICA'S CUP STUNT: a report that Ice TV star Jon Bridges beat hi-tech security around the Team NZ's America's Cup HQ by swimming to the compound in his undies. TV4 has handed over footage of the stunt to the furious bosses of Team NZ.


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