Laurie Mains

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Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

Nelson Mandela hands the Webb Ellis Cup to South Africa captain Francois Pienaar. Photograph: Getty

Having been excluded from the first two Rugby World Cups in 1987 and 1991 South Africa emergedfrom the dark shadow of apartheid to rejoin the elite in(...)

Jonah Lomu destroyed England in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final in Cape Town. Photograph: Getty

The All Blacks progression to the 1994 World Cup semi-finals was as assured as it was fearsome. They cantered through a group containing Ireland and (...)

Richie McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis Cup after New Zealand beat France 8-7 in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final. Photograph: Getty

When New Zealand captain David Kirk became the first man to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, on home soil in 1987, it seemed inevitable it was the start of(...)

Zinzan Brooke scored a stunning drop goal as New Zealand blew England out of the water in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi-final. Photograph: Getty

It seems ridiculous to think now but in the lead up to the 1995 World Cup New Zealand were, for once, not necessarily the favourites. In 1994 the All(...)

Eric Rush, one of the lucky few All Blacks who avoided food poisoning prior to the 1995 World Cup final, believes if the game had been played a day earlier New Zealand wouldn’t have been able to put a side out. Photograph: Getty

The 1995 World Cup final provided one of the most iconic moments of all time, not just within sport and certainly not just within rugby, as Nelson Man(...)