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Duhan van der Merwe excited about Scotland - and Lions - prospects

Duhan van der Merwe excited about Scotland – and Lions – prospects

Edinburgh Rugby wing Duhan van der Merwe admits that his impending Scotland debut was far from his mind when he signed for the club three years ago. The South African-born wing arrived in the summer of 2017 and qualified to play for his adopted homeland during the COVID-19 shutdown. When opportunity knocks “I’m definitely keen […] READ MORE

South African professional rugby

South African professional rugby returns: Super Fan Saturday

South African professional rugby returned to action on Super Fan Saturday. The event was held at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria on Saturday, with the four Super Rugby franchises on display. A return to rugby action It is too easy to make assumptions about teams and players, but the context of the matches does need to […] READ MORE

The Toronto Wolfpack Super League status deferred

The Toronto Wolfpack and their fans will need to wait a bit longer. Their application to return to Super League has been deferred to next month according to Sky Sports. As a result, the Wolfpack has four more weeks to convince Super League. The Toronto Wolfpack Decision Deferred to October The Wolfpack has four more […] READ MORE

Finn Russell delighted to make Champions Cup final

Finn Russell was delighted to have helped guide Racing 92 to the Heineken Champions Cup final. The Scotland stand-off was at the heart of their win over defending champions Saracens in Paris on Saturday, and is now setting his sights on next month’s final. Racing 92 advance to the @ChampionsCup final! 💙 The Parisians end […] READ MORE

Qantas Wallabies

Qantas has killed Rugby Australia, or has it?

Earlier this week, Qantas announced they would stop as sponsor of the Wallabies. It ends a partnership of 30 years. Financially, it could be the deathblow for struggling Rugby Australia. In other ways, it might just be their saviour too. The financial shortfall could not come at a worse time. The union was in trouble […] READ MORE

"We didn't agree to this" - Rugby Championship schedule conflict looms

“We haven’t agreed to that” – Rugby Championship schedule conflict looms

When The Rugby Championship schedule was confirmed by SANZAAR, there were polar opposite reactions. On one hand, the promoters SANZAAR proudly confirmed ‘TRC 2020 Match Schedule and Venues’ while the host Rugby Australia were delighted. On the other, New Zealand Rugby was far from amused. Why? It appears a scheduling conflict would see the All […] READ MORE

regional New South Wales clubs

Best players from regional New South Wales, ACT and Victorian NRL clubs

There have been some memorable players to take the field for teams based in Greater Sydne NRL clubs, and in regional New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, and New Zealand.  Here Last Word on Rugby are looking at the best players to play for each of the two regional New South Wales […] READ MORE

Quilter Cup postponed: England v Barbarians

Quilter Cup postponed: England v Barbarians; fans’ attendance denied

News that the Quilter Cup fixture, England v Barbarians had been postponed, has taken away some of the enthusiasm of a return to International rugby. In a piece of event information from the England Rugby ticket site, it was revealed the England v Barbarians match has been ‘postponed following the latest Government advice. The match […] READ MORE

Major League Rugby

Major League Rugby announces plan for the 2021 season

Major League Rugby (MLR) will be back on March 20, 2021. There will be two expansion teams in the 2021 season, which will be in Dallas and Los Angeles. Major League Rugby is Back in 2021 Are you ready for rugby? Get the inside scoop on #MLR2021 📰[email protected] @GeorgeKillebrew @guardian @GuardianUS @TonyFayPR — […] READ MORE