Harry Beitzel

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 A fight breaks out between Ireland and Australia players in the 1987 International Rules Series. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It was 50 years old the weekend before last. On Saturday the latest staging of the International Rules series finds the concept teetering as usual on (...)

A melee between Ireland and Australia players during the third Test.

For an event whose attendant publicity had laboured metaphors of marriage and coming together, the very first international rules Test turned out t(...)

Fighting erupts between Irish and Australian players during the second Test of the 1984 series. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

It is hard not to conclude that the International Rules has become to sport what dear old Nidge was to fictive characters of the criminal underworld: (...)