Brooke Zinzan

11 results

Gary Halpin, director of boarding at Cistercian College, Roscrea. Photograph: John D Kelly

The man who will always be remembered for scoring Ireland’s first ever World Cup try against New Zealand has long departed the playing side of things (...)

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau: “It’s not that he isn’t a good player, he just isn’t a key player,” said Brooke. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

New Zealand great Zinzan Brooke has questioned the inclusion of Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau in the British and Irish Lions squad, saying the se(...)

 England’s Dylan Hartley  speaks to referee Romain Poite during the game against Italy at Twickenham. Photograph: Henry Browne/Livepic/Reuters

In the late 1990s outhalf Brian Glennon received the ball from his scrumhalf David O’Mahony when we were playing for Lansdowne at Buccaneers RFC. Tha(...)

All Blacks Liam Squire, Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane try their hand at  hurling during a visit to Castleknock College in Dublin. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

It has always been one of the more elusive subjects in sport, if not life itself: is it any craic being an All Black? Take this evening. Your name mi(...)

Keith Wood embraces Anthony Foley  after Ireland’s Six Nations victory over Scotland in 2000. Photograph: Getty

Keith Wood has paid tribute to his late, great friend Anthony Foley, after the former Munster and Ireland number eight died in Paris on Saturday. Woo(...)

Shane Lowry celebrates with Keith Wood during the Pro-Am at Wentworth. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

I’m obviously doing something right because I’ve been moved upstairs to the elite locker room here at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship, which i(...)

Hayden Triggs: “He’s on a stretcher, man, with his neck tied down. That’s scary.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sometimes it takes a player from the other side of the world to call it as he sees it. Leinster lock Hayden Triggs is a former Kiwi soldier and a str(...)

Continuity is crucial for our game; it requires an understanding of space; how to create it and then how to exploit it. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

My father played Gaelic football for Donegal. This is some effort but to do so as a minor and senior in the same season is pretty remarkable. In fact (...)

Liam Toland (centre), Mick Galwey, Paul Wallace, Craig Chalmers and Zinzan Brooke enjoy a well deserved swim in Galway after stage four of the Rugby Legends Cycle

What does one do the week before the Rugby World Cup begins? Well, for the Irish squad I’m sure there’s plenty of last-minute preparation but for the (...)

Zinzan Brooke scored a stunning drop goal as New Zealand blew England out of the water in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final. Photograph: Getty

It seems ridiculous to think now but in the lead up to the 1995 World Cup New Zealand were, for once, not necessarily the favourites. In 1994 the All(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »