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England v New Zealand - Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Final

From the Last Word on Rugby department. With every big event in the rugby calendar; especially a World Cup tournament, organizers name the best players who have made the tournament a success. Last Word on Rugby has put together our own 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Dream Team. It’s a mixture of the most outstanding […]


From the Last Word on Rugby department. It was the penultimate round of games in Belfast yesterday, as teams fought for places in the final matches of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 (WRWC2017). With a wealth of knockout rugby played, it ended up as an England v New Zealand showdown in the World Cup […]

Meads Cup Final - South Canterbury vs Wanganui

From the Last Word on Rugby department. The rugby world is in mourning, with the passing of a legend. A word that is fitting when it is spoken of Sir Colin Meads, the former-All Blacks captain. He passed away after a long battle with illness, and the great man will be remembered across the globe for […]

The outcome of the game was an All Blacks win. And each side will walk away with questions over ‘what went wrong’ as much as ‘what did we do right’.

Last Word Staff - Aug 19, 2017

Last Word on Rugby detail the most influential Aviva Premiership signings for the upcoming 2017/18 season. The who’s-who of new player profiles, club-by-club

Their superior physicality and set pieces helped the Springboks defeat Los Pumas in both teams opening Rugby Championship games in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

New Zealand All Blacks Media Session

From the Last Word on Rugby department. Breaking News: The All Blacks management have publicly announced this afternoon that squad member Jerome Kaino has left the All Blacks team on Game Day, for ‘Personal Reasons’. This development follows unconfirmed newspaper reports published in Australia and New Zealand. These were of personal details of an ‘extra-marital affair […]

So as the matches continue at Billings Park on Thursday, fans on hand will feel the excitement, hear the tackles and witness the joy, as teams celebrate. Fans from all around the world can listen, watch or stream the games. 
In Ireland, geographic barriers and Rugby World Cup records continue to fall at the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017, as the game goes from strength to strength.

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series - Day One
Last Word Staff - Aug 17, 2017

Wasps upcoming 2017/18 season will be a year in which the team will need towards taking that one-step higher. It’ll be tough to get to where they were last year; due to the high standards put in from teams such as Exeter, Bath, Leicester and Saracens.

From the Last Word on Rugby department. Two new players have been introduced to the starting team, for the Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday, August 19. Liam Squire and Damian McKenzie get the nod over two veteran All Blacks, to reward great Super Rugby form (and more). Both players have had minimal opportunities in black, […]

Mitre 10 Cup Rd 1 - North Harbour v Counties Manukau

The new mantra for the Harbour rugby side of 2017 is “not done yet”. They are looking to regain respect, after elevation to the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership

France v Australia - Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
Jovilisi Waqa - Aug 14, 2017

From the Last Word on Rugby department. The French stamped their mark today at the Women’s Rugby World Cup (WRWC2017), with the Australian Wallaroos bundled out of Cup contention. They came to Ireland looking for redemption but it wasn’t to be on WRWC2017 Day Two action. The Irish had to fight from two tries down to […]

Irish Medic

Today, modern sports science is used to promote sport. It is enabling young and older athletes to rise to their potential. In fact, players benefit more today from the use of sports science than ever before.

Last Word Staff - Aug 12, 2017

Last Word on Rugby, by Mike Pulman. Impressive Crusaders fullback David Havili might just find himself having the opportunity to represent the All Blacks sooner than he could ever have imagined. The season is over for Jordie Barrett, all bar the medical confirmation. During the Hurricanes semifinal loss to the Lions; Barrett injured his shoulder […]

England Training Session
Last Word Staff - Aug 8, 2017

Last Word on Rugby, by Sam Meade. Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona have shunned the chance to prove they are worthy to be a part of the England Rugby squad, with reports of an incident that jeopardizes each players future. Solomona appears to be squandering a golden opportunity, whilst Tuilagi’s recklessness has closed a door […]

New Zealand Black Ferns Training Session
Jovilisi Waqa - Aug 7, 2017

Last Word on Rugby, by Jovilisi Waqa. The Emerald Isles is bracing itself for the biggest event in Women’s Rugby. Hosting the pinnacle event of the World Rugby calendar, the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 (WRWC2017) which will be held from August 9-26. In the second of our three-part series, Last Word on Rugby look at […]



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Last Word Staff - Aug 7, 2017

Liverpool are not having the best of starts to the current Premier League season, but there are four things Jurgen Klopp is doing to ensure that the Reds’ are still title-worthy. It showed in their Champions League clash against Ajax, and this brand of football will be dangerous in the Premier League. The evident absence of […]

New Alcohol Rules - Qatar World Cup
Last Word Staff - Aug 7, 2017

After several fans who purchased World Cup 2022 tickets voiced their frustration with the no-alcohol policy, FIFA and the Qatari organizers are working on plans to facilitate drinks when the games come alive in November which means that new alcohol rules could be in place for the tournament. New Alcohol Rules – Changes for Qatar […]

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Last Word Staff - Aug 7, 2017

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Last Word Staff - Aug 7, 2017

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Eddie Davey - Aug 7, 2017

Most golf fans think of mid-June, Father’s Day, when they think of the U.S. Open, few even know the virtually untold story of US Open Qualifying. While the winner accepts the trophy on Sunday afternoon, the true “open” part of the U.S. Open takes place in relative silence at qualifying events held weeks before the […]