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Sonny Bill Williams: ‘Now, I don’t wake up with a hangover and feeling disgusted in myself and soulless. Now, I feel a life of empowerment.’

There is one photograph that Sonny Bill Williams knew he wanted to include in his book. It’s a simple late-1980s Polaroid-quality image: Sonny giddy i(...)

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(...)

Ronan Michael is the only Irish professional player in Super League in the last decade.

Rewind a few years. No one tells it like he does. It was two months out from his Leaving Cert. Ronan Michael was rugby mad. Loved playing. Loved the g(...)

Mike Tyson: said then that he was considering a return to the ring for some exhibition bouts to raise money for charity. Photograph:  Noam Galai/Getty Images

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson continued to tease boxing fans about a possible return to the ring by posting another training video on I(...)

The new head coach of the All Blacks, Ian Foster, during a New Zealand training session in Japan. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Ian Foster will be the first All Blacks boss without previous international head coaching experience since 2003 when he takes over next year but few (...)

Sonny Bill Williams in action for New Zealand against Wales in the Rugby World Cup third-place playoff in Tokyo. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams will be unveiled as the highest-paid player in the history of either code of rugby next week after agreeing a two-ye(...)

New Zealand captain Kieran Read after the defeat to England in the Rugby World Cup semi-final at the  Yokohama International Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Some get to pen their own exits, be it Brian O’Driscoll to Derek Pender in our neck of the woods, or in Rugby World Cups most recently there was the A(...)

Ireland players face the New Zealand Haka before kick-off in Tokyo. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The player who illustrated the true difference between the rugby cultures of New Zealand and Ireland was nowhere to be seen on Saturday night. Rieko I(...)

Johnny Sexton walks out for the captain’s run ahead of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final date with the All Blacks. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Spiky, bullish, funny and calm. If Johnny Sexton can repeat the masterly performance of this lone ranger Captain’s Run in Chofu - way out in deep west(...)

 Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo’unga of the All Blacks run through drills during a  training session at Tatsuminomori Seaside Park  in Tokyo. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

15 Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes) Age: 28 Height: 6’2” Weight: 91kg (14st, 5lbs) Caps: 80 The world’s best outhalf is now doing a pretty good job from f(...)

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