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Jonathan Bradley

Jonathan Bradley has been writing about all levels of rugby in Ireland since 2011. He became The Belfast Telegraph’s correspondent in 2015, since covering the national team at two World Cups as well as Ulster both at home and abroad. His book ‘The Last Amateurs: The Incredible Story of Ulster’s European Champions’ was shortlisted for the Daily Telegraph’s Rugby Book of the Year 2018.

14 Articles
FEATURE

Ireland's special project

Ireland's recent policy of recruiting foreign-born players has boosted the team but divided opinion.

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
10 Jun 2021, 5:42
FEATURE

The rising star

Caelan Doris' ascent to the top of Irish rugby has surprised nobody - but the best is still to come.

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
27 May 2021, 13:38
FEATURE

The glass ceiling

They are one of the biggest clubs in the world but Munster are stuck on the second tier.

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
21 Apr 2021, 5:07
FEATURE

Age concern

Ireland are sticking by their veterans but is it time to abandon policy and go with youth?

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
09 Mar 2021, 8:43
FEATURE

Border crossing

The IRFU's willingness to transfer players between provinces offers a lifeline to some but pain to others.

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
30 Jan 2021, 3:23
FEATURE

The PRO-blem child

The PRO14's future will be defined by the arrival of South Africa's 'big four' in 2021.

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
24 Dec 2020, 4:11
FEATURE

Ireland's Cull

Why is it so hard for Irish coaches to be prophets in their own land?

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
17 Dec 2020, 11:05
FEATURE

Tipping point

The system cited as the chief cause of Ireland’s success is in danger of becoming unviable

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
28 Nov 2020, 3:47
FEATURE

No holding back

Six years after his arrival, Bundee Aki has left an indelible mark on Connacht and Irish rugby.

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
28 Oct 2020, 10:59
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