OK, so this isn’t news from Europe, but I was in Australia and New Zealand during the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 and I saw John Kirwan play at a club match near Auckland. Phenomenal player.
From France 24. He has been named head coach for the Auckland Blues. Kirwan played wing for the All Blacks and was pretty cute (he still is; like most rugby players in the backline). He also received a knighthood last month. Well done.