Crusaders perform the haka before the  Super Rugby Aotearoa clash against the Highlanders at  Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Martin Hunter/Inpho

Thirteen minutes into last Saturday’s New Zealand Super Rugby Aotearoa match in Christchurch, the Crusaders trailed the Highlanders by 7-0 and had don(...)

Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the remainder of England’s Test series against Pakistan. Photograph: Jon Super/PA

Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the remainder of England’s Test series against Pakistan for unspecified family reasons, with the all-rounder due to join(...)

 A protective barrier is seen around the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in anticipation of protests in London. Photograph:  Peter Summers/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has described as “absurd and shameful” the boarding up of a statue of Winston Churchill as police in London fear clashes on Saturday bet(...)

The statue of Edward Colston being retrieved from the harbour in Bristol. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The statue of slave trader Edward Colston that was pulled down during an anti-racism demonstration has been lifted out of Bristol Harbour. Bristol Ci(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll is attended to by  physio Phil Pask and  Dr James Robson as he lies injured on the ground. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

On June 25th, 2005 Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll was the victim of a spear tackle 41 seconds into the first Test against New Zealand in the Jade stad(...)

Ireland’s  Conor Murray  is tackled by New Zealand flanker Sam Cane. “Underhill and Curry have been pretty impressive,” said Cane. “They’ve both got a huge appetite for hard work, very good skill sets.” Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Gettty

It would probably only deepen the wounds from last Saturday’s quarter-final in Tokyo Stadium were England to dethrone New Zealand in next Saturday’s p(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander and Josh van der Flier tackle New Zealand’s Richie Mo’unga at the Aviva Stadium last November. Ireland must  deny the All Blacks possession and momentum. Photograph: billy Stickland/Inpho

Playing these men in black stays with you forever. I’ve been soaked and sodden in the trenches of a dark New Zealand winter. Those midweek Lions game(...)

The Staycity Aparthotel on Chancery Lane, Dublin 8, is just 850m from St Stephen’s Green.

The exponential growth of Dublin’s tourism sector coupled with the city’s accepted status as a destination for international capital should result in (...)

Facebook’s affidavit  repeated its strongly held corporate position that it is ‘not a publisher of user-generated content’. File photograph: Getty Images

An appearance by Facebook and Twitter representatives at the Central Criminal Court on Thursday will do little to assuage fears that social media comp(...)

Mourners carry a casket  during funerals for some of the 50 victims of the mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

Burials for the 50 people killed the New Zealand terrorist attack have begun in Christchurch as the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, returned to the ci(...)

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