Brooke Zinzan

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New Zealand captain Kieran Read holds the trophy aloft alongside Lions captain Sam Warburton after the third Test ended a tie in Auckland in 2017. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

Only five times in the modern era have Test series involving the British & Irish Lions gone down to a third and final decider. Even when four-Test(...)

James Humphreys of Ireland at the IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/©Inpho

Stuart Lancaster, Gregor Townsend, Trevor Brennan, David Humphreys, Émile Ntamack, Bryan Redpath, and Zinzan Brooke are just some of the famous former(...)

South African president Nelson Mandela presents the William Webb Ellis trophy to captain Francois Pienaar after the victory over New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Poisonous coffee. The Friday morning before the World Cup final Frank Bunce gingerly moved off his toilet bowl to track down Dr Mike Bowen. “Doc, I g(...)

Gary Halpin gives a two fingered salute after Ireland scored a try against New Zealand. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Whatever about this featuring in Ireland’s standout World Cup moments, the fact that it is also included on one particular New Zealand rugby website a(...)

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(...)

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