Rugby

World Rugby Madrid 7s
Edward Anderson - Feb 17, 2021

Last Word on Rugby Spanish correspondent, Edward Anderson gives us the lowdown on a rare international rugby sevens tournament – the World Rugby Madrid 7s 2021. Scheduled over two weekends, it will be a pinnacle event for many invited nations; when competition is hard to find in the Covid era. Plus, an update on Leonas […]


Mitre 10 Cup Rd 8 - Otago v Bay of Plenty

After nine weeks, the short window for New Zealand domestic rugby competitions has reaches their final round. For the Mitre 10 Cup, Heartland Championship and Farah Palmer Cup leagues, the last fixtures this weekend will all determine the placings for the semifinals and playoff matches over the next two weekends. From traditional local derby games, inter-Island […]

New Zealand v Argentina - The Rugby Championship

If all those elements come together, after the All Black selectors make subtle changes for ARGvNZL, then The 2017 Rugby Championship title is one step closer for the current World Champions.

HSBC Paris Sevens
Last Word Staff - Sep 24, 2017

The growth of the US Sevens team is well documented. This is in no small part due to the leadership of head coach Mike Friday. Friday has been key to guiding the men’s team to unprecedented tournament victories. This is Texas Rugby’s Grant A. Cole, correspondent and rugby evangelist, goes so far as to say […]

From the Last Word on Rugby department. Some will reflect on the last 12 months for the Springboks, as a year in crisis. And yes, it was a dark hour, but head coach Allister Coetzee is looking ahead. Displaying new self belief in South African rugby, after the success of the Lions in Super Rugby and […]

In the Rugby Pod
Last Word Staff - Sep 12, 2017

In this week’s episode of the ‘In the Bin Rugby Pod’, we return to discuss the 2017/18 Aviva Premiership’s difficult second album. In fairness, following on from a dazzling opening weekend that contained a blitz of tries was always going to be tougher than getting Fijians to play International rugby for Fiji! [Joke] With talking […]

A below par quality game saw the Springboks Draw the Perth Test against the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday.

New Zealand v Australia - The Rugby Championship

From the Last Word on Rugby department. Over the years of his International coaching career, Steve Hansen looks like a man who is becoming more comfortable in his role. The success of the team during his term (2004-11 Assistant/2012-present as Head Coach) appears to have given Hansen confidence to show his personality. If ever there […]

Last Word Staff - Sep 8, 2017

From Last Word on Rugby, by Josh Bartholomew. In the aftermath of London Irish’s surprise opening weekend win, Josh Bartholomew visited the club’s training facility to meet with one of their current crop; Second Row Josh McNally.   I arrive at Hazelwood, London Irish’s plush training ground, to be greeted by the hubbub of an […]

Argentina v New Zealand - The Rugby Championship

With so many wholesale changes for All Blacks v Argentina on Saturday, it appears that the rotation is being utilized during The Rugby Championship 2017

NRL Rd 26 - Storm v Raiders

From the Last Word on Rugby department. After a year of being ‘almost perfect’ Craig Bellamy and his Melbourne Storm team have claimed another NRL Telstra Minor Premiers title. Officially, this is the third time the side have been top of the league table – but true followers of rugby league will know, the Storm […]

England Women's Rugby World Cup Squad Announcement
Last Word Staff - Sep 5, 2017

Last Word on Rugby, by Fiona Thomas. This September will see the relaunch of ‘Inner Warrior’ camps – a nationwide campaign by England Rugby to encourage more girls and women to pick up a rugby ball and play the game. But this initiative is taking place against a controversial backdrop – the termination of England Women’s […]

Wasps v Sale Sharks - Aviva Premiership
Last Word Staff - Sep 2, 2017

From Last Word on Rugby, by Harvey Grant. This opening game of the 2017/18 season, was a great 80 minutes of attacking rugby from both teams. With the first half dominated by Wasps, and the second by Sale, it reached a climax as Wasps sting Sale Sharks, in Round One action in the Aviva Premiership. Lovobalavu […]

Saracens v London Wasps - Aviva Premiership

This ground-breaking head concussion study across Premiership and Championship rugby will run alongside the existing HIA off field screen that will be for a fixed period of ten minutes.

Mitre 10 Cup Rd 1 - North Harbour v Otago

Last Word on Rugby department. From such a great start, the Harbour Rugby side’s next step of their 2017 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership season is the ‘hardest yet’. On Sunday, they face Auckland at QBE Stadium. Last Word on Rugby spoke with Tom Coventry leading up to the ‘Battle of the Bridge’. The Mitre 10 […]

New Zealand Black Ferns Team Arrival

From the Last Word on Rugby department. After the New Zealand Black Ferns rugby team achieved their fifth World Championship in 20 years, the plaudits and respect is well deserved. They; along with all the competing teams in Ireland, are enjoying a wave of support in the game. And one would hope that Women’s rugby […]



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Last Word Staff - Aug 29, 2017

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Qualifying US Open
Eddie Davey - Aug 29, 2017

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Kaiden Guhle
Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Aug 29, 2017

It was announced on December 12th that nineteen-year-old Kaiden Guhle will represent Team Canada as its captain for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. The teenager is currently playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League. Guhle was traded to the Oil Kings by the Prince Albert Raiders on the very same […]

Premier League
Last Word Staff - Aug 29, 2017

Football s one of the most followed sports on the planet and has billions of loyal fans. While leagues like Serie A are very popular, the biggest draw is arguably the English Premier League. There are many reasons for this – with the fast-paced action and tough tackling being important. The Premier League is also […]

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Matt Jarvis - Aug 29, 2017

Dean Mortlock knows more than a thing or two about the video gaming industry having worked on some of the best known magazines of yesteryear and especially when it comes to all things Sega. Now he decided that the time is right to bring print media Sega goodness back to the fans with the launch […]