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Jerry Flannery pictured with Rassie Erasmus during his time as Munster director of rugby. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jerry Flannery has an intimate knowledge of South Africa’s coaching team on a personal and professional level, specifically head coach Rassie Erasmus,(...)

Yemeni children in the city of Taez listen to their teacher this month in a destroyed classroom at their school which was heavily damaged in an air strike during fighting between the Saudi-backed government forces and the Huthi rebels. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images

Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a fifth birthday. By 2017, that number – about 1 in every 16 children – was nearly cu(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

Seventy-one per cent of industrial greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 have been produced by just 100 companies. Photograph: iStock

Is the act of making personal changes to combat climate change a futile distraction from the real work we should be doing, lobbying governments and in(...)

Japan’s Luke Thompson during the 2015 Rugby World Cup game against the USA at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Brighton 2015: spot the Kiwi on 83 minutes, having milled Adriaan Strauss off Japanese ball, all but leaning on the shoulder of Harumichi Tatekawa yet(...)

Chester Williams of South Africa breaks away from Felipe Contepomi of Argentina  during a Test match in Buenos Aires on November 12th, 2000. Photograph: Fabian Gredillas/AFP/Getty Images

Chester Williams Born: August 8th, 1970 Died: September 6th, 2019 In 1994, one year after he had won his first cap for South Africa and become only t(...)

Youth carrying a portrait of Zimbabwe’s late former president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro stadium in the capital, Harare, where his body will lie in state. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP

Robert Mugabe’s close family have spoken out against the Zimbabwean government for failing to consult them on the funeral and burial arrangements it h(...)

Avozillas go on sale in Ireland on Saturday

Giant avocados, at least five times the size of normal versions of the millennials’ brunch favourite, are going on sale in Ireland on Saturday. The su(...)

Zara’s polka-dot dress. Photograph: Zara

Inditex, which owns Zara stores, said a polka-dot dress that became the summer sensation helped the world’s largest clothes retailer withstand a tough(...)

It is estimated that only 1 per cent of primary and 2 per cent of secondary teachers come from minority ethnic backgrounds. Photograph: iStock

When Dr Rory McDaid, a teacher and academic, began researching the experiences of children from migrant backgrounds, one question kept rearing its hea(...)

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