New Covid-19 strategy for elite game from Professional Game Board

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In a statement issued by the Professional Game Board (PCB), a fresh Covid-19 strategy for the elite game will mirror the 2021/22 season operations. Designed as a strategy that will incentivize players and management from the elite game [in England] to be fully vaccinated. From Monday September 13, the policy will allow Gallagher Premiership Rugby, […] READ MORE


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