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# brad-thorn - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Brad Thorn's Reds come up short as Brumbies claim Super Rugby AU title
# Champions
# Champions

Brad Thorn's Reds come up short as Brumbies claim Super Rugby AU title

Sep 19th 2020, 12:44 PM 5,081 Views 2 Comments

Promising out-half Noah Lolesio scored 13 points for Dan McKellar’s side.

# brad-thorn - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Ex-Leinster and All Black star Thorn staying on as head coach with Super Rugby side
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Ex-Leinster and All Black star Thorn staying on as head coach with Super Rugby side

Apr 11th 2019, 3:09 PM 6,155 Views 6 Comments

The former World Cup-winner will remain at the helm with the Queensland Reds through 2020.

# brad-thorn - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Quade Cooper takes swipe at Brad Thorn after signing for Melbourne Rebels
# Thorn In The Side
# Thorn In The Side

Quade Cooper takes swipe at Brad Thorn after signing for Melbourne Rebels

Oct 23rd 2018, 10:24 AM 11,238 Views 3 Comments

The 30-year-old playmaker was dumped by Queensland Reds, who are coached by Thorn, last season.

# brad-thorn - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

The former binman and theology student who has cracked the Wallabies
# Journey
# Journey

The former binman and theology student who has cracked the Wallabies

Jun 13th 2018, 5:45 AM 10,008 Views 4 Comments

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
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

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

Nov 29th 2017, 2:05 PM 7,967 Views 2 Comments

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
# New Chapter
# New Chapter

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

Oct 5th 2017, 8:54 AM 12,141 Views 8 Comments

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
# Still Going Strong
# Still Going Strong

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

Sep 22nd 2016, 3:02 PM 11,552 Views 5 Comments

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
# Man Crush
# Man Crush

Brad Thorn has a new job as Reds assistant coach

Apr 14th 2016, 8:26 AM 6,193 Views 5 Comments

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
# Baabaas
# Baabaas

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

May 24th 2015, 8:08 PM 12,479 Views 15 Comments

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
# Nuisance
# Nuisance

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

May 16th 2015, 8:45 PM 12,834 Views 16 Comments

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
# Relentless
# Relentless

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

Apr 30th 2015, 1:48 PM 6,224 Views 1 Comment

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

# brad-thorn - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Fans around the world left devastated as rugby's greatest warrior finally calls it a day
# Bye Bye Brad
# Bye Bye Brad

Fans around the world left devastated as rugby's greatest warrior finally calls it a day

Apr 8th 2015, 5:12 PM 12,154 Views 5 Comments

Say it ain’t so, Brad!

# brad-thorn - Friday 27 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 27th 2015, 1:35 PM 15,432 Views 20 Comments

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
# 39 Not Out
# 39 Not Out

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

Aug 19th 2014, 6:09 PM 8,763 Views 4 Comments

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
# NOAPs
# NOAPs

Running up that hill: The oldest players in sport

Apr 2nd 2013, 2:00 PM 3,714 Views 11 Comments

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
# Bully Boy
# Bully Boy

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

Dec 23rd 2012, 5:53 PM 1,681 Views 4 Comments

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
# Pro12
# Pro12

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

Oct 26th 2012, 9:42 AM 631 Views 0 Comments

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
# Wishful Thinking
# Wishful Thinking

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

Oct 3rd 2012, 8:06 AM 1,793 Views 0 Comments

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
# New Wave
# New Wave

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

Sep 24th 2012, 5:41 PM 9,816 Views 18 Comments

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
# Locked Down
# Locked Down

Thorn exit will not hamper Leinster - Cullen

Aug 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,292 Views 0 Comments

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
# Your Shout
# Your Shout

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

Jun 8th 2012, 8:28 AM 2,380 Views 1 Comment

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!"
# GAA Blacks
# GAA Blacks

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

Jun 6th 2012, 11:20 AM 2,521 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tour
# Tour

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

Jun 5th 2012, 8:28 AM 3,532 Views 9 Comments

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
# Dan's Back
# Dan's Back

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

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:58 AM 2,077 Views 8 Comments

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
Live May 27th 2012, 3:23 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Ospreys, Pro12 final

# brad-thorn - Monday 21 May, 2012

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

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

May 21st 2012, 7:42 PM 549 Views 0 Comments

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
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

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

May 19th 2012, 8:38 PM 6,532 Views 13 Comments

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
# Elation
# Elation

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

May 19th 2012, 8:01 PM 3,915 Views 8 Comments

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 MAGIC NUMBER
# THE MAGIC NUMBER

Brad Thorn eyeing historic world rugby treble with victory in London

May 17th 2012, 3:40 PM 3,861 Views 9 Comments

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
Live May 12th 2012, 7:00 PM

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

# brad-thorn - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Welsh star Charteris tips impressive Leinster to retain Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

Welsh star Charteris tips impressive Leinster to retain Heineken Cup

May 5th 2012, 2:51 PM 538 Views 0 Comments

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
# Last Four

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

Apr 27th 2012, 5:40 PM 1,093 Views 0 Comments

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
Live Apr 7th 2012, 5:17 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff, Heineken Cup

The heat is on: Leinster under pressure to perform
# Focus
# Focus

The heat is on: Leinster under pressure to perform

Apr 7th 2012, 11:15 AM 364 Views 0 Comments

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
# Key Battles
# Key Battles

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

Apr 6th 2012, 9:55 AM 318 Views 0 Comments

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
# Go Time
# Go Time

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

Mar 31st 2012, 3:52 PM 1,887 Views 6 Comments

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
# Pro12
# Pro12

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

Mar 30th 2012, 1:43 PM 463 Views 0 Comments

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
# Update
# Update

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

Mar 26th 2012, 12:54 PM 477 Views 0 Comments

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
# No Fairytale
# No Fairytale

Soldiering on: Schmidt hails returning duo despite loss

Mar 23rd 2012, 10:26 PM 531 Views 0 Comments

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
Live Mar 23rd 2012, 6:35 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Ospreys, Pro12

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