Michael Lynagh

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New Zealand captain Kieran Read holds the trophy aloft alongside Lions captain Sam Warburton after the third Test ended a tie in Auckland in 2017. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

Only five times in the modern era have Test series involving the British & Irish Lions gone down to a third and final decider. Even when four-Test(...)

Johnny Sexton and George Ford will both play a key role for their teams on Saturday. File photograph: Getty Images

Sexton v Ford Johnny Sexton Club: Leinster Position: Outhalf Age: 35 Height: 1.88m (6’2”) Weight: 90kg (14st 2lbs) Ireland caps: 98 Points: 903 Why’s(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola is confronted by a Munster fan after the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the  Ricoh Arena in  Coventry in April 2019. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A few weeks after Saracens 35-point deduction and a fine of more than €6.4 million for breaching the salary cap former Ulster centre Darren Cave mused(...)

Jonah Lomu runs through the Ireland defence at Ellis Park in Johannesburg during the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

All Black teenager, dead at 40, Jonah Lomu did plenty of living in between. Johannesburg May 27th, 1995 is where and when rugby gets divided into two(...)

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont is seeking a second term, going against challenger  Agustín Pichot. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/Getty Images

Rugby, like all sports, is feeling utterly powerless right now as it waits to see how it might eventually one day be able to respond to the loosening (...)

Raelene Castle, who stepped down as chief executive of Rugby Australia this week, received a death threat last year. Photograph:   Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

In the wake of Raelene Castle resigning as chief executive of Rugby Australia, it has emerged that increased security was needed to protect her follow(...)

Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle during a press conference at the Rugby Australia head office in Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby Australia (RA) chief executive Raelene Castle resigned on Thursday after nearly three years at the helm, saying she believed the board no longer(...)

Andrew Porter and Eric O’Sullivan take part in an Ireland v Ulster training session at the IRFU’s high-performance centre at  the Sport Ireland Campus. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU’s return date for provincial squads of May 18th is under “constant review” but medical experts believe collective training, before a vaccine (...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

Gordon Hamilton celebrating  try that nearly gave Ireland victory against Australia. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

A Dave Curtis pass, Jim Staples with the grubber, Jack Clarke bumps David Campese, gathers the ball and passes to Gordon Hamilton who races 40 metres (...)

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