Positives Emerge From the East Midlands Derby

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Enough with the criticism of the officials. Whilst fans from both sides have argued to the moon and back over referee Tim Wigglesworth’s display, the positives from Saturday’s enthralling East Midlands derby have been lost on some. Leicester Tigers eventually prevailed as 30-24 winners at Franklin’s Gardens, and in a match that meant a lot […] READ MORE



Six Nations Round One: Team of the Week

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After round one of the Six Nations, with Italy falling short in Paris 23-21, England edging Scotland 15-9, and Ireland and Wales drawing in Dublin, Last Word On Sports have picked the team of the week. This week, it involves four Frenchman, four Englishmen, two Italians, three Irishmen, a Welshman and a Scot. 15. Maxime Medard, […] READ MORE


Players to Keep Your Eye On in the 2016 Six Nations

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The 2016 Six Nations promises to be as entertaining and rivalrous as ever. England and France have undergone coaching staff overhauls, which has ultimately led to squad changes and the appointment of new captains. For Rory Best, Guilhem Guirado, and Dylan Hartley (interestingly all hookers), the opportunity to lead out their nations in this prestigious […] READ MORE


The Rise and Fall of Bath: Time Is Running Out

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Pre-season predictions by many had Stuart Hooper and his mates lifting the Aviva Premiership trophy at Twickenham come May 2016. There was a very strong case put forward by them last season as they finished 2nd with quite some razzmatazz. They were a side who had the backline movement and fluidity that would have kept […] READ MORE



Eddie Jones Embarks on his Tumultuous English Task

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As Eddie Jones embarks on his new career as the England Head Coach this week, it is quite clear that his to do list is going to be substantial both in the short term and long term if he is to make his tenure a success. His priorities will need to lie in getting his house […] READ MORE