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Prevent Biometrics’ instrumented mouthguards worn at Rugby World Cup

As the build-up continues, news out that the World’s top female rugby players are to wear smart mouthguards at the Rugby World Cup 2021 is a landmark agreement to help reduce concussions and introduce technology into the sport. ‘Smart’ instrumented mouthguards will be offered to all Rugby World Cup 2021 teams ahead of the October […]


The Rugby Queen of our Hearts

In the most humble and respectful tone, Last Word on Rugby wishes to recognize and to honour the passing of the Monarch. A woman who some would see as the ‘Rugby Queen of our Hearts’. In doing this, firstly a reflection on the Queen who was to the majority, a constant leader and figurehead of […]

Rugby Canada wins memorable game against Wales at Wanderers Grounds

HALIFAX, NS – It was a historical moment for Nova Scotian Rugby at the Wanderers Grounds this weekend. This was the first-ever international senior women’s rugby game to ever take place on the Atlantic Canadian coast. It is also the last game before Rugby Canada starts playing in the Rugby World Cup in October. Rugby […]

Springbok women's rugby

Springbok Women’s Rugby may not be well known by many, so Women’s Month in South Africa is the ideal time to share a little more information about how the South African rugby ladies are doing. Ryan Jordan compiled this article with context information supplied by SA Rugby. Springbok Women’s Rugby is well set for future […]

Argentina's first win adds to NZ pressure

In a convincing manner across two Rugby Championship matches, the Wallabies dominated the Springboks as Argentina’s first win on New Zealand soil saw jubilation on the faces of the South American team. Shocked looks crossed the All Blacks player’s faces, with more despair in the coaching box. Ian Foster has added more unwanted records to […]

England's Rugby World Cup
Charlie Inglefield - Aug 25, 2022

England’s Rugby World Cup squad will be shaped in the coming weeks as the Gallagher Premiership season prepares to get underway. Who will lead the list of contenders for England’s Rugby World Cup squad? There will be a number of established players with work to do and some promising talent that might just break into […]

Ongoing Wallabies first five issues plus new Assistant Coach role filled

Consistency is something that any successful rugby team must have. So the ongoing Wallabies’ first five issues have plagued the Dave Rennie era. The latest crisis began when Quade Cooper got injured in the opening test of The Rugby Championship campaign. That was followed by the failure of James O’Connor to step into the starting […]

All Blacks head coach role assured for Ian Foster until RWC2023

Even if it might not quell the external noises, the All Blacks head coach role has been assured to incumbent Ian Foster until the Rugby World Cup in France. That ‘noise’ had reached a crescendo on Friday, August 12, the day before the second Rugby Championship test in Johannesburg. Media attention was abundant, right across […]

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper takes time off for Mental Health

Last weekend, on the eve of the first Rugby Championship Test match, Wallabies captain Michael Hooper made the call to take time off from the spotlight of International rugby, to take care of his Mental Health. Rugby Australia acted quickly and the 121 Test capped skipper was flown out of Argentina with another teammate who […]

Newcastle Falcons player Iwan Stephens gets past Tom Litchfield and Josh Gillespie on March 30, 2022
David Jones - Aug 9, 2022

There is no greater feeling than watching a career manifest in front of your very own eyes. This article aims to shine an early spotlight on some relatively unknown players in the Gallagher Premiership. Will this season bring even more young talent to the forefront? We review below the names we know already and some […]

Steve Hansen comments on NZ Rugby

Reading the Steve Hansen comments on NZ Rugby (New Zealand) you get the sense that it is like an ex-wife putting the boot in. And you wonder, who will be seen in a worse position at the conclusion of this dire period for NZ Rugby? Interviewed by Today FM, Sir Steve Hansen KNZM did not […]

Jamie Roberts' rugby career comes to an end
Thomas Booth - Jul 28, 2022

Jamie Roberts’ rugby career; one that spans over a decade, has come to a close – no surprise to the majority, yet it is with fondness that many International and Welsh fans will look back on his stellar time as part of Warren Gatland’s Welsh team. Jamie Roberts’ rugby career in numbers Roberts honed his […]

Rugby Canada gets a hard-earned win over Italy Rugby on July 24, 2022

LANGFORD, BC – Rugby Canada gets a hard-fought win in a friendly against Italy Rugby in this World Rugby sanctioned game. It was a tough affair though as Italy tied the game late in the first half and made it difficult for Canada throughout the game. Rugby Canada gets a hard-fought win in Langford, British […]

British and Irish Lions
Connor Dickins - Jul 26, 2022

Warren Gatland recently named his British and Irish Lions XV after the Summer Internationals. Unsurprisingly, Ireland took 9 spots following their historic series win in New Zealand. LWOS Rugby’s Connor Dickins picked an alternative XV, containing 6 Irish players, and 6 English. This is a side designed to physically annihilate the opposition, with a scary […]

How far are recent All Blacks coaching staff changes going to go?

After announcements on Sunday, July 24, the question has arisen of how far are recent All Blacks coaching staff changes going to go? That comes after a series loss to Ireland this year, on top of losses across 2021. In news that came days after a press conference securing the role of the head coach […]

Scotland Rugby tour

Of course, you wouldn’t be happy with a 2-1 result, however, the Scotland Rugby tour has to be seen as a pass despite Argentina securing their last-gasp win last weekend. With all but a few players and management now back into a warm summer climate, they themselves have to be pleased with the positives discovered […]



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Worcester Warriors suspended Future is in doubt for the club as they missed deadline
Edward Munro-Martin - Jul 22, 2022

The Worcester Warriors have been suspended from all competitions with immediate effect. This was the result of news coming yesterday that the Worcester Warriors failed to meet their 5 pm BST deadline to show clear evidence they had a long-term ability to meet their financial obligations. Soon after this news broke that the Warriors have […]

DCMS application for Worcester Warriors administration process begins

With a statement from the club, it has been revealed that DCMS application for the Worcester Warriors administration process has begun. And sad times prevail for their supporter base and, within all of the Premiership as the club is suspended from the competition. The official statement has been included below yet, the dire consequences may […]

New Zealand women's rugby team

The New Zealand women’s rugby side completed preparations, and are now all set for the ‘invited guests’ at the 2021 Rugby World Cup. Hosting the postponed 2021 edition, the world champion Black Ferns played Japan on Saturday in what was a double-header fixture on Eden Park. Opening the day of two International clashes, New Zealand […]

2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw takes games to Fiji and Samoa

Released the day after the final Rugby Championship clash at Eden Park, the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw will be unique in the natural evolution to include fixtures in both Fiji and Samoa. The best way to recognize the importance of the Fijian Drau and Moana Pasifika, was to schedule matches at their own home […]

The Toronto Arrows on TSN game against the New England Revolution

The Toronto Arrows on TSN is one of the newest trends happening in Canadian sports. For a new league like Major League Rugby, to find itself on the television sets of one of the two main sports channels in Canada is almost unheard of. In regards to rugby union, (The Sports Network) TSN is an […]

Tigers' Title Defence
Elliott Butlin - Jul 22, 2022

Last Saturday saw the opening weekend of the Gallagher Premiership season, with champions Leicester Tigers’ title defence beginning with a trip to Sandy Park to take on Exeter Chiefs. The fixture saw the Tigers go down to a 24-20 defeat, with the Chiefs winning with the clock in the red. So what can we make […]

Fresh start for Glasgow Warriors 2022/23 United Rugby Championship
Ross Sanderson - Jul 22, 2022

The Glasgow Warriors 2022/23 squad will be the ones to get the United Rugby Championship new season underway, as they travel to Treviso to face Benetton in round one on Friday night. They will be hoping that a positive result in Italy will be the good start they need this year, to have a strong […]

Gallagher Premiership
David Jones - Jul 22, 2022

This weekend saw the first round of fixtures in the Gallagher Premiership kick-off. This is obviously a welcome change from the off-season. Financial trouble and the slimming down of playing squads to accommodate a smaller salary cap. These issues paint a different picture to the excitement being produced on the pitch. With the uncertainty around […]