Joel Jutge

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South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus gives advice on the pitch while acting  as a water carrier during the first Test against the Lions in Cape Town. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

So, how did that happen – Lions 22 points, South Africa 17? Despite it being a historic victory and having a nail-biting final 20 minutes, it was a T(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls scores his second try against Toulouse at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

Johan van Graan expressed his pride in his Munster team and contentment with their performance despite the 40-33 last 16 defeat by Toulouse which ende(...)

Louis Rees-Zammit of Wales knocks on  during the Six Nations match against England at the Principality Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

A recent High Court judgment got me thinking. Anyone who sits on that exalted bench has a profound knowledge of the laws of the land, of precedents an(...)

Referee  Pascal Gaüzère gestures during the Six Nations game between Wales and England at the Principlality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Despite my impassioned plea to the sports editor for a two-page spread to discuss the goings-on last Saturday, no dice. Let’s go to Cardiff. The mat(...)

Wales’  Josh Adams  is congratulated by Jonathan Davies  as England’s George Ford  appeals to referee Pascal Gaüzère  after Adams scores their first try during the Six Nations  match  at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff,. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

Referee Pascal Gaüzère has admitted to making mistakes in England’s 40-24 Guinness Six Nations defeat by Wales on Saturday. Gaüzère has spoken to Wor(...)

Ireland’s Caelan Doris in action against Scotland in the  Autumn Nations Cup at the Aviva Stadium on December 5th, 2020. The 22-year-old is not expected to return to the squad for the foreseeable future due to a head injury. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

It’s a rest weekend in the Six Nations, so I thought I’d open a time capsule. It’s November 1978. Wales are just moments away from a famous victory a(...)

Referee Wayne Barnes shows Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony a red card during the Six nations game against Wales at the Principality Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jotting down a few words on Saturday evening, I noted how enjoyable and exciting the rugby had been. By 5pm on Sunday all had changed, utterly. Cardi(...)

 A memorial for NFL legend Junior Seau in San Diego, California. File photograph: Getty Images

Cautionary tale Junior Seau was the epitome of an NFL linebacker. A 12-time Pro Bowler for the Chargers, the Dolphins and the Patriots, Seau is the c(...)

Alain Rolland took charge of the 2014 Heineken Cup Final between Toulon and Saracens. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Alain Rolland is to step down as World Rugby’s high-performance 15s match officials’ manager after just over four years in the role. The Irish Times h(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll is attended to by  physio Phil Pask and  Dr James Robson as he lies injured on the ground. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

On June 25th, 2005 Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll was the victim of a spear tackle 41 seconds into the first Test against New Zealand in the Jade stad(...)

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