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Connor Dickins - Feb 16, 2022

With Major League Rugby in full swing, we spoke to the captain of Rugby ATL, Matt Heaton. The franchise did exceptionally well to reach the final last year, eventually losing to an LA Giltinis side containing Matt Giteau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, and D.T.H van der Merwe. The ambition of Rugby ATL clearly hasn’t faded for 2022: […]


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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Edward Munro-Martin - Feb 16, 2022

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Elliott Butlin - Feb 16, 2022

Last week saw Leicester Tigers announce a host of new contracts for existing squad members, as well as new signings ahead of next season. What was striking was that on both sides of the coin it showed the Tigers’ squad building strategy continues to follow a theme and purpose that started three years ago. This […]

Maori All Blacks to meet Ireland in midweek fixtures this July

The Māori All Blacks have played Ireland on two previous occasions, the most famous being the New Zealand Natives’ 13-4 win at Landsdowne Road in Dublin in 1888. So the news that two additional Māori All Blacks Ireland fixtures give many traditional supporters a feel-good factor. After the disruption of the last 24 months, seeing […]

2031/33 Rugby World Cup hosts are the right choices: Opinion
Connor Dickins - Feb 16, 2022

World Rugby gets plenty of stick yet deserves praise for its decisions over the last 12 months with the freshly appointed Rugby World Cup hosts being one of them. Other policies and decisions include; the change in eligibility laws will that allow Pacific Island teams to compete and encourage their qualified national representatives to continue […]

The 2021/22 Indigo Group Premiership and end of season rewards are revealed after another thrilling season of community rugby. Indigo Group Premiership Team of the Season After a season of both an Indigo Group Cup and Premiership, the Team of the Season has been selected by Robert Rees. Rowan Jenkins (Aberavon) Will Griffiths (Newport) Geraint […]

2019 Rugby World Cup: USA Rugby hooker Joe Taufete'e preparing for the game against England

USA Rugby got a huge boost today as they will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup (men’s) and the 2033 Women’s Rugby World Cup. They will be hoping to replicate the success Japan had in the 2019 Rugby World Cup (men’s). USA Rugby was given rights to host both Rugby World Cups Embed from Getty […]