Gerry Thornley

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Callum Robinson speaks to the press. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Vaccination rates continues to be a struggle for professional soccer teams with rates among Premier League players significantly lower than the genera(...)

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber did not dispute   referee Nic Berry’s questionable call. Photograph:  Steve Haag/PA Wire

As proud Springboks, the home side was hurting profoundly after their first defeat since their opening World Cup pool game against New Zealand, but th(...)

British & Irish Lions hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie (fourth from right) celebrates with team-mates after scoring the first  try of the first Test against South Africa at Capte Town Stadium. Photograph:  Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa 17 British & Irish Lions 22 Trailing 12-3 at the break, the Springboks had the Lions exactly where they wanted them, but as one susp(...)

Coach Warren Gatland keeps a watching brief during the Lions  captain’s run ahead of the game against the Emirates Lions in South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Emirates Lions v British & Irish Lions, Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg. Kick-off: 6pm local time (5pm Irish). On TV: Live on Sky Sports. At(...)

Conor Murray during Lions squad training in Jersey: “It was a tough lesson out there in the World Cup. They’re a quality side and they’re really, really fit.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The mere sight of the Japanese team at Murrayfield tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) for the British & Irish Lions pre-tour warm-up game is entitled to send(...)

La Rochelle    coach Ronan O’Gara: ‘I’m very proud of what this club has . . .  but at the same time, there’s a game to play and you know I’m in it to win. I’m not in it to partake.’ Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP via Getty Images

It’s rare for a club to win the Heineken Champions Cup without having cut their teeth and suffered a little pain along the way. Pedigree also counts, (...)

It is nearly decision time for Warren Gatland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Gerry Thornley The parameters are different from four years ago. Back then, in those wild, crazy, pre-pandemic days, Warren Gatland was permitted to (...)

Scott Fardy: played 76 times over four seasons for Leinster. “Fards is a competitive animal, he doesn’t like losing,” says Guy Easterby. “He’s added so much in terms of mindset and not taking a backward step.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

CJ Stander and Scott Fardy will ride off into the sunset with their legacies assured; Marcel Coetzee will leave some big shoes to fill at Ulster and t(...)

Luke McGrath celebrates after Jack Conan’s try against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 16 Munster 6 Yet more new ground broken by Leinster, as they secured a fourth successive Pro14 title, albeit this record sixth successive wi(...)

Tadhg Furlong returns to action for Leinster against the Scarlets on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster Venue: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli. Kick-off: 7.35pm. On TV: Live on eir Sport. All eyes, and particularly those of the Iris(...)

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