Best rugby feature stories of 2020

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Known as much for our rugby feature stories, as well as news and analysis, Last Word on Rugby presents our Top 10 best of series. Amid the range of published rugby feature stories submitted over this year, our readers were given a selection of themes. From developing stories, to Tier One player profiles, the variety […] READ MORE




Distant cousins of rugby

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Football has a huge family tree with many branches that all represent a separate discipline. At its base, in turn, you’ll find the first written code of the game penned at the rugby school by William Delafield Arnold, W. W. Shirley, and Frederick Hutchins in 1845. The Football Association, the entity regulating English association football, […] READ MORE


Champions Cup Final still possible in October?

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Last month should’ve been a great one for all European rugby fans. The Champions Cup final should’ve been held at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. An event that – according to The Guardian rugby correspondent Robert Kitson – could’ve made the Monaco Grand Prix seem like a ‘garden fete’. Instead, rugby players and fans are […] READ MORE


Rugby Players lives outside of Rugby

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Athletes often get to live incredible lives outside of their respective sports. Rugby players seem to be an interesting bunch, and have hobbies and lives that give more insight into rugby players lives and their personalities. Here is a look into some truly unique rugby players lives and activities they enjoy outside of the sport.  […] READ MORE


Top 10 players who could make the jump to NRL

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For many players in the NSW Cup, Jersey Flegg (junior NSW league competition), and QLD Cup, joining the NRL is a significant jump in their careers. However, sports betting has also lifted the popularity of the other cups, including the players. Therefore, rugby fans that bet on Betway sports betting and other sports betting sites […] READ MORE


Rugby championships put on hold due to COVID19

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The current coronavirus pandemic certainly struck the world by surprise. The high infectivity and severity of this new influenza-like disease are forcing all governments to put a pause on both global and local events all around the world, due to the rapid worldwide spread of COVID19. It is said that we have not seen a […] READ MORE


Daly Cherry-Evans – Rugby league’s best all-time rookie?

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Rugby league is a sport that comprises two teams with thirteen players each. The game originated from Northern England. Its rules have changed since 1895 to entertain spectators. Most rugby league rookies are usually under intense pressure to perform well. They often add magic to the game and perhaps the most notable of these rookie’s […] READ MORE


New York City Rugby League pushed back to 2022

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The Toronto Wolfpack’s success in Rugby League has opened the door for further teams from North American to join the British rugby fraternity. The Ottawa Stags will be the next entrant into League 1 and will join in 2021. The Stags hope to emulate the success of the Toronto Wolfpack and to ensure they do, […] READ MORE