Vote now for the latest inductees into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame! Vote now in the Hall of Fame!
Close Notice

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.

ANALYSIS
Jonathan Bradley

Return of Zebo can add some magic to Ireland's backline

Simon Zebo left for Paris under a cloud but he's been welcomed back to the Ireland camp with open arms. Can he pick up where he le…

ANALYSIS
Jonathan Bradley

The Leinster paradox

Why all-conquering Leinster will hope their URC rivals strengthen as they seek yet another title.

Jonathan Bradley

Ireland's seeds of hope need to bear fruit

The upcoming season is pivotal if Andy Farrell’s team are to get over their World Cup quarter-final hex

Jonathan Bradley

Ireland's Sevens game bearing fruit

The revival of Ireland's Sevens programme has been an unexpected success story

Jonathan Bradley

The bedrock of the Lions scrum

Tadhg Furlong is integral to the success of the esteemed touring side, a player they dare not lose

Jonathan Bradley

Ireland's special project

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

Jonathan Bradley

The rising star

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

Jonathan Bradley

The glass ceiling

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

Jonathan Bradley

Age concern

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

Jonathan Bradley

Border crossing

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

Jonathan Bradley

The PRO-blem child

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

Jonathan Bradley

Ireland's Cull

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

Jonathan Bradley

Tipping point

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

Jonathan Bradley

No holding back

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

Search