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Montpellier vs Harlequins: Harlequins' Danny Care passes the ball on May 13, 2016
Connor Dickins - Apr 4, 2022

PREVIEW – There’s not much in club rugby more exciting than the Heineken Cup play-offs. Well, maybe a play-off involving Marcus Smith and his razzle-dazzle Harlequins. It’s the club’s first knockout game in Europe’s top competition for nine years, facing a Montpellier side who are currently 1st in the Top 14. Despite this, Smith spoke […]


Wayne Pivac has expressed his disappointment with Wales’ lack of clinical edge in their 20-20 draw with Argentina. Robert Rees brings you all the latest updates from Pivac and Player of the Game Hallam Amos. Wayne Pivac disappointed with untaken chances “We’re disappointed with the opportunities we gave them, they were very direct up the […]

Ex-Scotland International Tim Visser on the British and Irish Lions 2013 tour
Alastair Telfer - Apr 22, 2021

Ex Scotland international Tim Visser joined The Telf Rugby Podcast this week and spoke about his frustration on missing out on the Lion Tour 2013 along, with the potential Scottish representation this year. The following are excerpts from that interview from podcast host and Last Word on Rugby contributor, Alastair Telfer Discussing the Lions 2013 […]

MLR 2022: Interview with Major League Commissioner George Killebrew at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort before the Major League Rugby Vegas Weekend

This is a continuation of the first part of the interview with MLR (Major League Rugby) Commissioner George Killebrew. In this interview, the MLR Commissioner talks about topics like developing local talent in North America. MLR Commissioner George Killebrew’s vision for North America What do you think of having players like Andrew Durutalo, and somebody […]

MLR 2022: Interview with Major League Commissioner George Killebrew at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort before the Major League Rugby Vegas Weekend

Major League Rugby (MLR) commissioner George Killebrew gave a few minutes of his time to talk about MLR to Last Word on Sports. He talked about the present and future of MLR and how it compares to Major League Soccer (MLS). In this exclusive conversion leading into the launch of the new season, George Killebrew […]

Northampton centre Rory Hutchinson
Elizabeth Cartwright - Feb 25, 2021

Elizabeth Cartwight chats to Northampton centre Rory Hutchinson. He spoke about his omission from the Scotland squad, who influenced him to first pick up a rugby ball and a new hobby he picked up during lockdown. Rory Hutchinson plays for the Northampton Saints in the Gallagher Premiership, who he has represented since 2014. That was […]

Charlie Hynes - Jan 23, 2021

“If you ask anyone from around Pontefract and Castleford area who grew up watching Castleford or Leeds, the main aspiration was to be someone like Rob Burrow.” Leeds Rhinos Callum McLelland following in Rob Burrow’s footsteps Leeds Rhinos starlet Callum McLelland was five years old when his idol Burrow appeared in his first Super League […]

Indigo Group Premiership

The Indigo Group Premiership may be months behind its usual starting point, but with plenty of time to look at off the field matters, Robert Rees has investigated into the playing budgets of each team. Indigo Group Premiership playing budgets The Welsh Premiership is a turbulent environment financially, with changes to the format and funding […]

Steve Borthwick

Despite being unable to train as a unit due to Covid cases in the camp, Leicester captain Tom Youngs and Head Coach Steve Borthwick both insist they’re ready for Gloucester and the upcoming season. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Welford Road. Steve Borthwick has confirmed the game will be going ahead, so here’s […]

Rachel Taylor

Following the announcement this morning that Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor would be the new coaching staff for the Welsh women, they spoke on their experiences and what their plan is ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup. Robert Rees brings you the best bits from their interview. Abrahams “excited” for new role Becoming the […]

Rachel Taylor

Wales have announced Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor as their lead coaches for the women’s team. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Wales HQ. Abrahams announced… Warren Abrahams becomes the first black national coach of Wales. South Africa-born Abrahams, who was also part of the England Men’s Sevens coaching team for four year years […]

Joe Simmonds

Following a Gallagher Premiership-Heineken Cup double for the Exeter Chiefs, Jack Yeandle and Joe Simmonds reflected on their historic season, with a look ahead to their title defence, kicking off at Harlequins. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Chiefs HQ. Exeter looking forward to new season “I’m looking forward to getting stuck into this […]

George Skivington

With the opening round of the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership lurking around the corner, Gloucester Head Coach George Skivington and Club Captain Lewis Ludlow look ahead to Leicester and take a moment to reflect on the shortest pre-season in history.  Robert Rees brings you the best bites from their press conferences. Why Ludlow for captain? George […]

Gloucester

George Skivington spoke to the media ahead of Gloucester’s clash with Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership. Robert Rees brings you all the latest news from the Cherry and Whites camp. Jake Polledri George Skivington confirmed that the Italian number eight is likely to be out for a number of “months” following a nasty knee […]

Old Glory DC
Gavin Harper - Nov 8, 2020

Former Glasgow Warriors co-captain Callum Gibbins is looking forward to a new chapter in his career after signing for Washington-based Major League Rugby franchise Old Glory DC. The New Zealander, who left Scotstoun at the end of the 2019/20 campaign after two seasons in Glasgow, will join Old Glory DC’s coaching staff as an assistant […]

British and Irish Lions watch - Finn Russell is back
Gavin Harper - Oct 31, 2020

Scotland may be without Finn Russell and Adam Hastings for the Autumn Nations Cup, after both stand-offs were forced off in the Guinness Six Nations win over Wales. Scotland fly half injury woes Russell kicked an early penalty for Scotland, before injuring his groin in a tackle as Wales prop Rhys Carre scored the game’s […]



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