First British Lions captain Robert Seddon honoured

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Members of the British and Irish Lions rugby union team have paid tribute to a pioneer who led the first unofficial tour of Australia.

Current skipper Sam Warburton laid a wreath at the grave of Robert Seddon in a ceremony in Newcastle's Campbells Cemetery.

Seddon, who was from Salford and played for Swinton, was killed in a sculling accident while leading the first Lions tour in 1888.

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