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England can claim Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam

With four wins out of four, England have won the Women’s Six Nations. They will now go for the Grand Slam against Italy on Sunday 1 November. What a weekend of 🏉!! An immense comeback from @scotlandteam against a great @FranceRugby side sees them move to fifth. Can @EnglandRugby complete the Grand Slam!? We’ll see […] READ MORE

Gallagher Premiership

Gallagher Premiership 2019/20 season grading

The 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season is complete and Exeter Chiefs have been crowned champions. Looking back at the domestic and European campaigns of each of the 12 clubs, Robert Rees grades each sides performances. Grades are given based on a combined domestic/European contribution, but Champions Cup rates higher than Challenge Cup. Exeter Chiefs – A++ […] READ MORE

Five things we learnt from Wales’ defeat to France

Wales were outclassed 38-21 defeat to France at the Stade de France. Wayne Pivac’s side put up a limp second half performance in this Six Nations warm-up match. Lowri Jacob assesses five things we’ve learnt from Wales’ defeat to France. Wales’ loss is France’s gain Since arriving at France at the start of the year, […] READ MORE

First time ever; Six Nations and Tri Nations being played simultaneously

First time ever; Six Nations and Tri Nations being played simultaneously

The Six Nations and the Tri Nations are being played simultaneously for the first time ever, due to the adaptation to scheduling which rugby has made for Covid-19. Less a coincidence than a rare event that is unlikely to reoccur. With the 2021 Six Nations scheduled for its more regular window of February and March […] READ MORE

British and Irish Lions watch - Finn Russell is back

British and Irish Lions watch – Finn Russell is back

Despite the empty stadiums’ international rugby is back and with it the long road to British and Irish Lions selection. God willing the British and Irish Lions will get the chance to tour South Africa. Unlikely but let’s enjoy the autumn whilst we can and the selection conundrums that Lions coach, Warren Gatland will face. […] READ MORE

Champions Cup 2020/21

Champions Cup 2020/21 Pool Stages explained; What it could mean?

Just as the elongated 2019/20 rugby season is set to draw to a close, attentions switch quickly to the Champions Cup 2020/21 pool draw. Given the nature of the world we currently live in, the need for fewer fixtures owing to a truncated season, changes have had to be made. Upon first viewing and when you […] READ MORE

Gallagher Premiership

2019/20 Gallagher Premiership round-up

The Gallagher Premiership concluded with Exeter Chiefs being crowned the winners. They narrowly beat Wasps 19-13 at a very wet and windy Twickenham. Exeter fly half Joe Simmonds slotted the final kick of the match to seal the double for the Chiefs. Below is Last Word‘s round up of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership.    The […] READ MORE

Wayne Pivac

Wayne Pivac post match reaction to French mauling

Following Wales’ 38-21 defeat in Paris, Wayne Pivac spoke to the media to give injury updates and his thoughts on a tough day at the office.  Samson Lee going through HIA protocols Wayne Pivac confirmed that the prop failed his HIA and will now need to follow the necessary head injury protocols to determine if […] READ MORE

Ireland secure win with Hugo Keenan debut tries

Round Four of the 2020 Six Nations has finally been completed. Ireland have kept themselves in the running for the title with a 50-17 victory over Italy. Debutant winger Hugo Keenan scored two tries to help seal the bonus point win. Debutant Hugo Keenan shines After a very early yellow card for Conor Murray, which […] READ MORE