Welsh Rugby Union lift training lockdown in Caerphilly borough

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The Welsh Rugby Union have lifted Covid training restrictions that it imposed on all of its clubs last week, but only within the Caerphilly County Borough Council region.  Welsh Rugby Union lift restrictions The lockdown of training was solely a WRU restriction, with the government in Wales happy for limited sessions to go ahead. The […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership 2020/21 full fixture list

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The Gallagher Premiership starts in less than two months and Last Word on Rugby brings you the full list of fixtures with all the information you need to know ahead the 24th campaign of the top flight. Gallagher Premiership’s 24th campaign Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs have been handed the honour of kicking off the 2020/21 […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby ask government for aid

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Premiership Rugby have asked the UK government for financial aid following the news from Boris Johnson that there won’t any crowds at outdoor sporting events until at least October, something which would financially cripple the English top division.  Premiership Rugby need bailout Premiership Rugby Chief executive Darren Childs said: “We can confirm we did hold […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership Team of the Week – Round 17

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The Gallagher Premiership bank holiday action has thrown up plenty of huge performances. Here is the Team of the Week from round 17.  15. Mike Brown It was a great weekend for fullbacks, with the likes of Luke James, Jason Woodward and Stuart Hogg all putting in worthy shifts. It was Brown’s leadership and sheer […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership round 14 Team of the Week

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Following the resumption of the Gallagher Premiership last weekend, the top stars of the game showed off their magic. Robert Rees selects his Team of the Week.  1. Val Rapava Ruskin Gloucester’s dominant display was centred around their forward prominence. 100% at scrum time and carrying hard to give the Cherry and Whites the go […] READ MORE


The four teams still in Six Nations contention

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With the Six Nations set to finish up over the course of two weekends in October, Last Word look at what needs to be done by the four teams who can still claim victory. Who isn’t in contention? It’s pretty simple for Wales and Italy, the latter of which have two games in hand, as […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership’s Channel 5 games confirmed

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The four free to air Gallagher Premiership games have been confirmed with only a few days to go until the season restarts. Robert Rees brings you the latest. Free to air games The matches that will be shown on Channel 5 this season are: Saturday 15 August (2pm) – Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers Saturday […] READ MORE


Blaine Scully treasures Cardiff Blues memories in post-rugby life

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Blaine Scully has called time on his professional rugby career, but looks back on his time with Leicester Tigers, Cardiff Blues and USA fondly as he looks forward to a life of parenthood and ambition.  The former Eagles captain spoke to Robert Rees about his post-rugby life, his journey into rugby and his time travelling […] READ MORE


Rugby Against Cancer – The charity aiding diagnosed players

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Rugby Against Cancer is a charity set up to aid the rugby family who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their families. Now, over £5,000 into their latest campaign, ‘Trek To Twickers’, they look to push on to their £7500 target. Who are Rugby Against Cancer? Founded by a rugby player and assisted by four […] READ MORE


Highest paid rugby union players 2020

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Rugby union players can be well paid, and despite the pandemic, there are still plenty of lucrative contracts out there. Looking at various media sources, Last Word has identified the highest-paid rugby union players in the world.  14th. Faf de Klerk – £500,000 The Sale Sharks and World Cup-winning scrum-half is pocketing half a million […] READ MORE