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Aaron Smith provides Dichotomy on professional sport with All Blacks unavailability
Aaron Smith All Blacks unavailability a Dichotomy on modern Rugby player

100-test All Black Aaron Smith has provided a unique Dichotomy of this professional rugby player today with his All Blacks unavailability choice, by choosing family ahead of a three-month odyssey overseas. Unique, as is his choice to not only stay home for the birth of his second child that was put ahead of his contractual […]

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Toronto Wolfpack fans witness a 56-12 victory over the Coventry Bears
The Toronto Wolfpack is back, and the roster was revealed analysis
Raheem Bashir - Sep 14, 2021

It is official. The Toronto Wolfpack starting roster was revealed on Thursday. This is for the September 18 game against DC Cavalry. Most of these players play in Canada, which is in large contrast to previous Wolfpack editions. It is a good thing though as it grows the game of rugby league in Canada. The […]

Week 1 of the 2021 NRL Finals
Fallout From Week 1 of the 2021 NRL Finals

Week 1 of the 2021 NRL finals, and four unmissable matchups. Melbourne Storm beat the Manly Sea Eagles, South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Penrith Panthers, Sydney Roosters beat Gold Coast Titans, and Parramatta Eels beat Newcastle Knights. Melbourne and Souths’ victories mean they get the all-important week off. In fact, 13 of the last 14 Premiers […]

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

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, […]

Disappointing choice makes London Broncos part-time from 2022
Disappointing choice makes London Broncos part-time from 2022 – Opinion
Sam Drew - Sep 9, 2021

A decision to make the London Broncos part-time from 2022 is a disappointing one for the Betfred Championship rugby league club. It is also indicative of the sport’s current malaise. Coming at the same time as the club wanted to relaunch a fresh future at Wimbledon’s Plough Lane, it underlines the strategic planning (or lack […]

Rugby Canada player Lucas Rumball playing at Twickenham Stadium
Rugby Canada looks to advance in the 2023 Rugby World Cup qualifiers
Raheem Bashir - Sep 8, 2021

PREVIEW – Rugby Canada looks to qualify for the 2021 Rugby World Cup next Saturday against their rivals USA Rugby. Leg one of the North Americas qualifiers ended with a 34-21 victory for the Canucks in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. This means that even a Canadian loss would allow them to qualify depending on […]

Exeter Chiefs Rugby 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus
Exeter Chiefs Rugby 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus
Thomas Booth - Sep 6, 2021

Gallagher Premiership Rugby is just weeks away from beginning. Here at Last Word on Rugby, we’re turning the microscope on to all the major competing sides and focusing on Devon’s Exeter Chiefs. The former Championship winning club was bested in the final playoff match. One that will be remembered for the sheer excitement and to-and-fro […]

Super League play-offs
Super League Play-Offs: The race is on
Sam Drew - Sep 1, 2021

With Super League announcing the abandonment of as yet unscheduled fixtures, the road to the playoffs is taking shape. There are now only three more rounds, with clubs left with just one more home fixture. Super League have just confirmed on a media briefing that Rounds 23-25 are likely to be the only games left […]

Melbourne Storm lose
Melbourne Storm lose against Parramata Eels
Sam Mackeown - Aug 31, 2021

For the first time since Round 3, Melbourne Storm lose. The Parramatta Eels emerged victorious on Saturday night against a lacklustre Storm.