Jerry Collins

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Munster’s last trophy came in 2011 - beating Leinster in the Pro12 final. Photograph: Inpho

Best Club in the World In 2011 the Red Army lorded it over Leinster in Thomond Park a week after their arch-rivals were crowned European champions. T(...)

 Joe Schmidt this week praised  Joey Carbery’s “incredible balance”. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joey Carbery is just one of those players who’s invariably good to watch. He glides and seems to have more time on the ball than most. Aside from his (...)

British and Irish Lions’ Leigh Halfpenny and Greig Laidlaw during the kickers session at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The British & Irish Lions’ final midweek game of their 2017 tour is shaping up to be a collector’s item. As things stand there are set to be only (...)

 Clermont Auvergne forwards coach Jono Gibbes is looking forward to teaming up with Les Kiss. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Where to begin with Jono Gibbes? Waikato stadium, June 11th 2005, and that stirring version of Timatanga seems as good a place as any. There he stood(...)

 Former All Black backrow Sione Lauaki has died aged 35. Photograph: EPA/Ian Stewart

Former New Zealand back-row forward Sione Lauaki has died at the age of 35. His death was announced by the All Blacks and his former club team, the H(...)

New Zealand’s Malakai Fekitoa tackles Simon Zebo of Ireland around the neck during the November international at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nigel Owens made a call last weekend. It was an incorrect interpretation of the rules but he was decisive. It was instinctive, as Nigel trusted his e(...)

Mils Muliaina pictured in Parma recently after moving from Connacht to Zebre at the beginning of the season.

A season of salvation. The smile has returned to Mils Muliaina’s face, reflecting the space he is in after a season in the Italian sun. Finally l(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu  is tackled by Ireland’s Denis Hickie in a 2001 Test match. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The athletics honours board at Wesley College, Pukekohe, in Auckland offers a poignant testimonial to the late Jonah Lomu. In one year at junior le(...)

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw with France’s Thierry Dusautoir. “If there wasn’t a certain Richie McCaw running around during the same period, Dusautoir would be seen as the dominant guy who has played rugby in that position over a long period,” says New Zealand coach Steve Hansen

A confession: in 2007, embittered after being denied the chance to cover a World Cup quarter-final in Cardiff, I checked out from faux reality to e(...)

CJ Stander touches down for a try with the final play of the game as Munster beat Ospreys in their Guinness Pro 12 game  at Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Ospreys 18 Munster 20 CJ Stander struck with the final play of the game to help Munster maintain their winning start to the Guinness Pro12 season and (...)

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