Article Title:Thorne unfazed by gay rumours
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:7th October 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2040
Text:All Black captain Reuben Thorne is unconcerned about "scurrilous" rumours, started by the Sydney Morning Herald, which suggest the imminent outing of a homosexual within his squad. "We haven't taken much notice of it," says the bearded one. "It'll probably happen more and more closer to the tournament and as we get through the pool games." The gay smearing works both ways though – aspiring comedian and pork flogger Mike King asked last week on his innovative new talk show why 22,000 pansies were being planted in Sydney for the World Cup, when only 15 could run out on the field.    
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