A concussed Mike McCarthy receives medical attention at the Stade de France after suffering a clash of heads with team-mate Jack McGrath during Ireland’s Six Nations match against France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Tough guys get scared. Hayden Triggs broke ranks when saying as much last Monday. The players are freaked by what they are doing to each other in tra(...)

Past and present New Zealand players, including Tana Umaga, perform the haka at a public memorial service for Jonah Lomu. Photograph: Getty

A public memorial service to remember New Zealand rugby great Jonah Lomu took place at Eden Park stadium in Auckland on Monday. World Rugb(...)

Jonah Lomu is likely to have died from a blood clot formed during a long-haul flight, says former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew. Photograph: PA

Jonah Lomu is likely to have died from a blood clot which formed during a long-haul flight from Dubai to New Zealand, one of his medics has admitted. (...)

Jonah Lomu’s mother, Hepi Lomu, lights a candle during a public memorial service for her son at Lotofalei’a Tongan Methodist Church. Photograph: Getty

A public memorial service for former All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu will be held at Auckland’s Eden Park on November 30th New Zealand Prime Minister Joh(...)

“I fancy if Gilroy was Argentinian or Australian he would likely be a star with 30-plus caps.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Following on from the past two weeks, a thought has struck me. In London I watched the third-place playoff in the Sydney Arms where a passionate Ir(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu  is tackled by Ireland’s Denis Hickie in a 2001 Test match. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The athletics honours board at Wesley College, Pukekohe, in Auckland offers a poignant testimonial to the late Jonah Lomu. In one year at junior le(...)

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis trophy after beating Australia during the Rugby Union 2015 World Cup final at Twickenham in London

Richie McCaw, who captained New Zealand to two Rugby World Cup triumphs and was one of the best players ever to grace the game, has brought an end to (...)

All-Black great Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40. Photo: Martin Hayhow/PA Wire

It’s actually hard to quantify just how big Jonah Lomu was. When he trampled through an array of English backs for one of four tries in the quarter-fi(...)

Jonah Lomu in action against Ireland during the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former Ireland captain Keith Wood has spoken of his sadness at the death of New Zealand international Jonah Lomu, saying the winger “catapulted the ga(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu bursts past the Irish defence during the 1995 World Cup. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jonah Lomu burst onto the world scene with his iconic display against England in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, scoring four tries in a 45-(...)