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

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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


Rob Baxter: Covid sacrifices make an Exeter title win greater

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Something many have not considered is the sacrifices made by Premiership players, Rob Baxter was keen to point out about his Exeter players who stand on the brink of a title win. In a press conference this week he noted that sacrifices went beyond simply not going out for a beer. The pressures extended onto […] READ MORE


Stuart Hogg believes Exeter “are in a perfect position” ahead of Final

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Ahead of the Champions Cup Final, Exeter Chiefs’ Stuart Hogg appears to be brimming with confidence. He has taken this side to the next level this season and into uncharted territory this weekend. However, when speaking to David Challis ahead of a historic clash with Racing 92 he did not seem satisfied with what his […] READ MORE


Pat Lam – Bristol Bears top 4 race to go “right down to the wire”

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Following a mammoth extra-time win over Bordeaux at the weekend, Pat Lam and his Bristol Bears take on Leicester Tigers midweek. Bristol sits fifth in the Premiership, likely needing maximum points from their final games to get a play-off berth. David Challis, caught up with Pat Lam to get all the insight from the Bristol […] READ MORE


Polledri shines in Premiership Round 20 Stats despite Gloucester defeat

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Round 20 has passed us by in the Premiership and that means there is another set of stats to analyse. It was another brilliant weekend with teams gearing up for European rugby this weekend. Meanwhile others took their chance to press claims for the top four. Naturally, there were more incredible performances this weekend. Semi […] READ MORE


Mercer topples Radradra in Round 19 Premiership Stats

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After a stellar week for Bath, Zach Mercer has toppled Radradra atop of the tackles list in round 19 of the Premiership stats. Last week Radradra topped almost all attacking categories demonstrating his worth to Bristol. He is still up there in most but with a bit more competition this week. Back again we take […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby round 18 player stats dive

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As the Premiership reaches its climax following Round 18, Last Word on Rugby has decided to take a look at which players have performed the best each week in the stats. David Challis will keep us up to date who has outperformed their rivals statically speaking. This week saw some incredible games, some controversial moments […] READ MORE


Pat Lam doesn’t see setback in defeat ahead of Worcester clash

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Despite a heavy defeat to Sale Sharks earlier in the week, Pat Lam does not see it is a setback and has already turned his attention to the game against Worcester. David Challis has spoken to the man at the helm at Bristol to provide all the insight before this weekend’s match. The excitement is […] READ MORE


Pat Lam – Excited “an understatement” for Bristol Rugby Return

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Rugby returns to Ashton Gate with no fans this weekend and David Challis caught up with Pat Lam and Luke Morahan to get all the insight in the Bristol camp. Ahead of taking on already relegated Saracens both spoke of the need to make a fast start in order to press home their top-four ambitions. […] READ MORE


5 Stories To Follow On The Return Of Premiership Rugby

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With the return to of Premiership rugby so close we can almost taste the first tackle, thoughts turn away from off-field issues and back onto the rugby itself. With that in mind, it becomes a job to remember the state of play for the league. So much has happened since the season was suspended back […] READ MORE