Jerome Kaino

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Steve Hansen congratulates Joe Schmidt after Ireland’s win over New Zealand in Chicago. Photograph: Getty/ Phil Walter

Having won back-to-back World Cups and 18 Test matches on the spin, it’s safe to say the modern All Blacks aren’t too accustomed to losing. Granted, (...)

Ireland players Rob Kearney (left) and Jamie Heaslip celebrate following their 40-29 victory over New Zealand. Photograph: Getty

Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 Finally. As Rory Best declared in his on-field post-match interview at a rowdy Soldier Field in Chicago, it’s been a long(...)

Barrett at 10 is sensational; he has a fullback’s pace and, with Coles, makes up my favourite back and forward combo.

At half time in the World Cup final, the All Blacks arrived back out on the pitch five minutes early: to do what? Clearly, Steve Hansen had his prior(...)

Donnacha Ryan in the Grand Salon in Chicago: “It is a novelty, a different, unique environment for us all.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“The child grows out of you.” Until you land in Chicago and see the place bursting with joy for their beloved Cubs. Until you catch sight of the migh(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen: “We’re expecting a physical encounter, one where they’ll kick the ball a fair bit. Sexton and Murray are both key guys at driving them around the park and have real variation in their kicking game.”

There are chinks of vulnerability there, what with their first three locks all ruled out and an untried, makeshift second-row, a rusty openside and sc(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.

Joe Schmidt is holding Ireland’s new generation for later in the day. But here they come. Despite an injury plagued 18 months, Rob Kearney has done e(...)

“Jerome (Kaino) has been covering for us the last few weeks and he’s very comfortable in the position.”

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has thrown a few curve balls selection wise in the home city of Wednesday night’s baseball World Series winners the Chi(...)

Jerome Kaino playing with local children at Smith Park, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

In another world, Jerome Kaino could have run out in Chicago on Friday in a USA shirt to face the New Zealand Maori. As it is, he is now 75 times an A(...)

Nigel Owens in action during last year’s Rugby World Cup final. Photograph: Getty

Nigel Owens, international rugby’s first openly gay referee, believes the sport has “a way to go” in learning tolerance but professes only huge admira(...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery: the Glasgow game was only his third cap for Leinster, but now he knows what he can and cannot get away with. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rarely do I want to talk rugby, never mind seek someone out to chat specifically about it. I loved playing for 23 years, I now enjoy writing about it(...)

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