Jonah Lomu

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Gary Halpin salutes the All Blacks after scoring the game’s first try in Ireland’s 1995 World Cup opener. Photograph: Inpho

For those who haven’t quite mastered the art of scoring in sport, or simply don’t get the opportunity to do so very often, the rare times they mana(...)

Bryan Habana was the best winger on the planet in 2007 and it showed as he ran in four tries against Samoa in South Africa’s 2007 World Cup opener. Photograph: Getty

Having made his test debut against England in 2004 the 2007 World Cup was the perfect stage for South Africa’s electric winger Bryan Habana. By now f(...)

Waisake Naholo is tackled by Argentina’s Tomas Cubelli during New Zealand’s 39-18 victory Christchurch. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

Waisake Naholo briefly ignited, gliding past four Argentinian bodies before two tacklers hauled the 102kg winger to earth. “You might not think he’s m(...)

Justin Slattery drives Azzam through a wave in the Southern Ocean. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images

This is it, the legendary Southern Ocean that has been the hallmark of the Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbreads before it. All six boats are now deep and a(...)

Johnny Sexton is returning to the Ireland team after a 12-week absence due to concussion. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is an unmistakable sense that rugby union, and its century of tradition and pomp, moved towards an unfamiliar and darker place this week. Bernar(...)

The  physicality of the collisions  in international rugby is breathtaking  but so too the athletic prowess,  as demonstrated here by  Australia’s Kurtley Beale, who beats team-mate Israel Folau and Ireland’s Rob Kearney to the ball at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

One truth comes screaming out of this week’s debate about the use of strength-enhancing substances in rugby union: even the insiders are slightly bewi(...)

Former All Black captain Sean Fitzpatrick (above), ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot and former France back Thomas Castaignede all gave their views. Photograph: EMPICS Sport

Rugby’s perpetual conflict about how best to spread the game at elite level was encapsulated on Monday when a panel of three leading former players vo(...)

Bryan Habana of Toulon equalled the World Cup record of eight tries set by Jonah Lomu in 1999 when helping South Africa to win the 2007 World Cup in France. Photograph: John Berry/Getty Images.

As Munster watched Toulon beat Leinster the day after their rout of Toulouse, they may have thought the Heineken Cup couldn’t have provided the(...)

Jonah Lomu of New Zealand is tackled by Shane Horgan and Brian O’Driscoll of Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

“Ireland is a pretty significant place for me having played my first Test here . . . ” – Richie McCaw, New Zealand captainOne hundred and twenty two T(...)

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