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#Brad Thorn

# brad-thorn - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

The former binman and theology student who has cracked the Wallabies

Brandon Paenga-Amosa had a remarkable rise over the last year.

# brad-thorn - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

A few familiar faces as former Leinster lock Brad Thorn names his first Reds squad

Former Munster director of rugby Tony McGahan is also part of the Super Rugby side’s coaching staff.

# brad-thorn - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Former Leinster and All Black star Brad Thorn lands new head coach position

Brad Thorn won a Heineken Cup with Leinster in 2012 less than a year after winning the Rugby World Cup with New Zealand.

# brad-thorn - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Former Leinster and All Black star Brad Thorn set for return to elite rugby

The powerful lock has been named on the bench for a National Rugby Championship game this weekend.

# brad-thorn - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Brad Thorn has a new job as Reds assistant coach

The former Leinster man has been appointed until the end of the season.

# brad-thorn - Sunday 24 May, 2015

The Barbarians have a hugely strong squad to face Joe Schmidt's Ireland

Brad Thorn and Ruan Pienaar are in the finalised squad to face Joe Schmidt’s side.

# brad-thorn - Saturday 16 May, 2015

One of rugby's all-time heroes finally called it a day this afternoon

The legend that is Nathan Hines played his last ever game today.

# brad-thorn - Thursday 30 April, 2015

He may be retiring, but Brad Thorn won't be leaving the training field any time soon

The 40-year-old second row will reportedly make an immediate switch to coaching after he leaves Leicester.

# brad-thorn - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

# brad-thorn - Friday 27 March, 2015

One of rugby’s biggest cult heroes might be playing on into his 41st year

Brad Thorn won’t ever not be playing professional rugby.

# brad-thorn - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Brad Thorn is coming north again to play another season of rugby

The World Cup winner might get to play ’til 40 with Leicester this season.

# brad-thorn - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Running up that hill: The oldest players in sport

With David Beckham holding out for a recall, we look at some of sporting stars who defied their twilight years to perform on the biggest stage.

# brad-thorn - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Leinster have been bullied in their last 3 games - Keith Wood

The former Ireland and Munster captain believes the European champions are lost without Brian O’Driscoll.

# brad-thorn - Friday 26 October, 2012

Leinster’s Browne happy with second coming ahead of Cardiff test

Stepping into the role left vacant by All Black Brad Thorn was never going to be easy but the 32-year-old has staked his claim.

# brad-thorn - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Eric Elwood: If I won Euromillions I'd sign Richie McCaw myself

The Connacht coach would love to draft in the All Black captain but admits he may have to find a blank cheque.

# brad-thorn - Monday 24 September, 2012

Brian O’Driscoll rules out retirement and targets World Cup success

The inspirational captain has called on his teammates to go on a winning streak and bring some passion back to the green jersey.

# brad-thorn - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Thorn exit will not hamper Leinster - Cullen

The Blues’ captain can’t wait to get stuck into a new season with a freshly stocked second row.

# brad-thorn - Friday 8 June, 2012

Ireland's Call: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

We put some some of your questions to the Irish coach and captain ahead of the first Test – here is what they had to say.

# brad-thorn - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Ma'a Nonu's Irish impersonation - "Tanks a million!"

What do you do when you have just won a World Cup? Ma’a went to Japan while Sonny Bill won a heavyweight boxing championship.

# brad-thorn - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: All Blacks talk up O’Driscoll, Kearney and not much else

Eoin Reddan is amazed by Tiger Woods’ winning charge and Simon Zebo sticks out ‘like a sore thumb’.

# brad-thorn - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Dan Carter returns as New Zealand name seven uncapped players in squad to face Ireland

Richie McCaw will captain the All Blacks for the three-Test series against the Irish, writes Patrick McCarry in New Zealand.

# brad-thorn - Sunday 27 May, 2012

As it happened: Leinster v Ospreys, Pro12 final

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster sought a second trophy in eight days, but in their way stood Shane Williams and the Ospreys.

# brad-thorn - Monday 21 May, 2012

'A massively proud moment for me': Kearney reflects on Player of the Year award

The full-back has paid credit to his teammates while his coach at Leinster, Joe Schmidt, believes focus will not be a problem for the Pro12 Final on Sunday.

# brad-thorn - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Ratings: We mark the Leinster and Ulster players out of 10

The pace was frantic and there were some superb individual performances but who did we rate as the game’s top dogs?

Report: All hail the kings as Leinster retain their European Cup crown

Our man Niall Kelly was at Twickenham to witness a dominant display by the now three-time Heineken Cup winners.

# brad-thorn - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London

The Kiwi lock could become the first player to win the Rugby World Cup, Heineken Cup and Super Rugby titles.

# brad-thorn - Saturday 12 May, 2012

As it happened: Leinster v Glasgow, Pro12 semi-final

We’re live from the RDS with minute-by-minute updates as Leinster bid to book a place in the Pro12 final alongside the Ospreys. The Warriors stand in their way.

# brad-thorn - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Welsh star Charteris tips impressive Leinster to retain Heineken Cup

The Dragons captain spoke glowingly about Joe Schmidt’s men ahead of this evening’s RaboDirect PRO12 encounter.

# brad-thorn - Friday 27 April, 2012

Clermont v Leinster: 3 key battles to decide European Cup clash Last Four This post contains videos

Clermont v Leinster: 3 key battles to decide European Cup clash

We look at the main areas that Joe Schmidt’s men will graft for an advantage to make the final in Twickenham.

# brad-thorn - Saturday 7 April, 2012

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff, Heineken Cup

A semi-final against Clermont or Saracens in Twickenham awaited the winners of this crucial knock-out clash.

The heat is on: Leinster under pressure to perform

A nice trip across the Irish Sea can lift all the pressure off the Cardiff Blues. Leinster are heavy favourites and to keep focus they have had to protest against any talk of ‘no hope’ for their guests.

# brad-thorn - Friday 6 April, 2012

Leinster versus Cardiff: 3 key battles for the quarter-final clash

Scrum and breakdown will be key at the Aviva but can Brian O’Driscoll shimmy through the Jamie Roberts sized gap in Cardiff’s midfield

# brad-thorn - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Who’s the boss? Leinster seek to assert themselves on unwelcome territory

Time to lace up the business boots for Brian O’Driscoll, Keith Earls & co – It’s business time.

# brad-thorn - Friday 30 March, 2012

Pro12 Cheat Sheet: your guide to the weekend’s rugby action

Before the immovable object meets the unstoppable force in Thomond Park tomorrow night, we’ve got Ulster and Connacht’s games to look forward to.

# brad-thorn - Monday 26 March, 2012

Bring out the big guns! Leinster fighting fit for Munster trip

Props Nathan White and Jamie Hagan are Leinster’s two main injury worries ahead of Saturday’s trip to Thomond.

# brad-thorn - Friday 23 March, 2012

Soldiering on: Schmidt hails returning duo despite loss

A controversial finish ended a 20 game unbeaten run for Leinster who now have added injury trouble leading into a crucial fortnight.

As it happened: Leinster v Ospreys, Pro12 Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: Leinster v Ospreys, Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Brian O’Driscoll made his much anticipated return from injury for Leinster against tough Welsh opposition.

# brad-thorn - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Pro12: Leinster bolstered by star quartet

Leinster have named their team to face the Ospreys at the RDS tomorrow and it includes some big, big names.

# brad-thorn - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Thorn to make Leinster bow against Connacht

The World Cup-winning All Black will get his first taste of interprovincial action at Old Belvedere RFC tomorrow.

# brad-thorn - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

WATCH: Brad Thorn’s first Leinster interview Chit-chat This post contains videos

WATCH: Brad Thorn’s first Leinster interview

The 37-year-old World Cup winner is looking forward to renewing some old rivalries in this season’s Heineken Cup.

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