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Johan Ackermann has praised the Kingsholm crowd ahead of their Leicester game on Friday calling them ”The best supporters in the country.” The head coach has issued a rally cry to Gloucester fans to get behind their team in what will be a crunch match.  Intense game ahead as Premiership Rugby returns With the Premiership […]

Premiership Rugby Cup
David Challis - Nov 1, 2018

After the Welsh rugby sides pulled out of the Anglo-Welsh Cup last season, Premiership Rugby replaced the competition with the Premiership Rugby Cup. That new variation saw all 12 Premiership sides competing in three pools, across a shortened window of competition. The sides would play each other once and then, sides would all take part […]

Following a big win over Wasps, Charlie Chapman and Gareth Evans shared their views on the Gloucester Rugby squad depth, coaching variety and looked ahead to the Bristol Bears game this weekend.  Chapman prepared for big stage Following an impressive first run out for the Gloucester senior side Charlie Chapman is looking forward to continuing his […]

Head of Academy Richard Whiffin, who is in charge of the Gloucester team in the three week Premiership Cup window has stated he intends to use the full squad available to him as the side prepare to face Bristol Bears.  Short turn around not an issue for inexperienced side Despite a short turnaround ahead of […]

Debutant Cameron Terry elated with senior debut opened the scoring after just eight minutes as Gloucester ran out 31-7 victors over Wasps. Speaking after the game, Terry told us what it meant to him and what his expectations are this season.  Cameron Terry elated with senior debut Having scored the opening try on his debut […]

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Following Gloucester’s comfortable victory over Wasps Richard Whiffin was full of praise for his young side and the newly structured Premiership Rugby Cup. Robert Rees has all the post match reaction from Kingsholm. Whiffin praises Premiership Rugby Cup Speaking after his side’s triumph over Wasps in their first game in the new Premiership Rugby Cup, […]

Premiership Rugby Cup action kicked off at Kingsholm as Gloucester hosted Wasps. The hosts dominated from start till end in a powerful forward display, polished up with some excellent breaks by the backs. Henry Purdy looking good after an injury and Ben Vellacott marshalling the backs took them home to a comfortable victory.  Gloucester thrash […]

Jake Goodwill - Aug 11, 2018

The slow decline of Harlequins following their Premiership title win in 2012 continued with a dismal showing last season. The poor form of the Twickenham-based side led to a tenth-placed finish and the removal of Director of Rugby John Kingston. Yet despite a forgettable season, an air of optimism has been reinstalled at the Stoop […]

Premiership Rugby Cup to replace the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2018/19

From the start of next season, the Anglo-Welsh Cup will be replaced by a 12 team Premiership Rugby Cup. Focusing on the core sides within the Aviva Premiership, the dis-association from the Welsh regions is both a loss, but also a refocusing on the development of the Under 23 age grade players and coaches

James Barker, Editor - Mar 31, 2018

The Anglo-Welsh Cup final had to be rescheduled after being snowed off two weeks ago. While the weather still had an affect on yesterdays match; heavy rain ruining the chance of exciting attacking rugby in the second half, the outcome underlined the clubs superior place in UK Rugby. Exeter Chiefs win Anglo-Welsh Cup, to add to […]

James Barker, Editor - Mar 27, 2018

It is take two of the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final, and take two of Bath Rugby vs Exeter Chiefs. Originally scheduled for the 18th March but postponed due to snow, these two West Country sides will finally compete for the first silverware of the season. Last Time Out: Bath 18 Exeter Chiefs 20 Of course these […]

Anglo-Welsh Cup final
James Barker, Editor - Mar 11, 2018

The Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals took place this weekend against the backdrop of the penultimate Six Nations weekend, with the tournament taking on a distinct West Country feel, ahead of the Anglo-Welsh Cup final next week. Gloucester will host a southwest derby as Bath face Exeter in the Cup final next weekend. Both matches were decided […]

Following Ospreys defeat to Gloucester at Kingsholm last night in the Anglo Welsh Cup our writer Robert Rees looks back at some of their memorable meetings.  Anglo Welsh Cup 2015; Gloucester 32 – 25 Ospreys In a seven try thriller at Kingsholm, it was Gloucester who came out on top as they dominated the Ospreys […]

Anglo Welsh Cup; birthplace of rugby stars

According to Premiership Rugby statistics, no fewer than 169 players have made their debut in the Anglo Welsh Cup competition [as of November 2016]. Despite it becoming more of a lottery on who plays in it over the last few years, with some sides using it as a developmental competition and others targeting it as […]

First pick XV

With December 31st fast approaching, it is a time to reflect on successes. Those on the rugby field, and from the team here at LWOR. And on behalf of Last Word on Rugby(LWOR) we would like you to enjoy a variety of our First Pick XV articles of 2017. This is not a playing top XV – though […]

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In the Bin Rugby Pod - Nov 16, 2017

Slightly later than usual this week, as Andy had the cheek to go away to Amsterdam for a few days! He’s cleared his head now, returning to ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod and just like the Autumn Internationals, we are back with a bang! Big Story Roundup In the news there is only one place […]

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Toronto Arrows player, Peter Nelson playing against the Houston SaberCats as the Toronto Arrows remain winless

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South African URC teams

The South African URC teams were a little below par in 2023 compared to expectations, with the exception of the Stormers. The Stormers hosted their second consecutive final and fell short against Munster. We consider the overall performance of the South African URC teams using their standings in the final table after the league stage […]

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Thomas Booth - Nov 16, 2017

With this year’s Rugby World Cup now less than a 100 days away, the curtain has come down on the illustrious careers of three international Welsh forwards. First Josh Navidi called time on his career. An injury to his neck meaning he retired from all forms of rugby in April. Then, hot on the heels […]

2023 Gallagher Premiership Final between the Saracens and Sale
Louis Chapman-Coombe - Nov 16, 2017

After months of drama, tribulation and red-hot rugby, we have our Gallagher Premiership final. This weekend, Saracens are set to do battle with the Sale Sharks, but who will leave Twickenham with silverware? Here is a rundown of the key narratives, and the key clashes to look out for during the final: The Gallagher Premiership […]

Toronto Arrows Winger, D'Shawn Bowen on May 12, 2023

There has not been a lot to be excited about this year for the Toronto Arrows. They are not having a great season and will likely miss the MLR playoffs for the fourth-straight year. However. there is a silver lining, which is D’Shawn Bowen. D’Shawn Bowen: The impactful Toronto Arrows winger 🗣️ "Playing at home, […]

Toronto Arrows player Mitch Richardson plays big role in Toronto Arrows thrilling draw at York Lions Stadium

TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Arrows earns thrilling draw in an exciting match that went back and forth against Rugby ATL. The Arrows trailed the entire game, but were able to score the last 14 points in the game to tie the game late against Atlanta at York Lions Stadium. Toronto Arrows earns thrilling draw […]

2022/23 Gallagher Premiership club ratings, highlights, wins and losses
Louis Chapman-Coombe - Nov 16, 2017

The regular Premiership season is now over, and eyes are firmly locked on the Cup final. So with that over the horizon, view our 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership club ratings, highlights, wins, and losses across all clubs that ended the calendar year. In a memorable season; all be it maybe for the some wrong reasons, there […]