Stuart Hogg: a career to remember
Ross Sanderson - Mar 29, 2023

The rugby world has yet again been shocked, when Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg this week after he announced he would be retiring from the game altogether after this year’s Rugby World Cup in France. With 100 caps for his country, almost 200 club appearances and three British & Irish Lions Tours to his name, Hogg […]

Pro14 Final Leinster Munster
Alastair Telfer - Mar 26, 2021

The climax of the Pro14 season takes place on Saturday as Munster travel to the RDS to take on Leinster in a mouth-watering final. The two sides impressively topped their respected Conferences with 14/16 wins. League points however play no factor in a one-off final. Can Leinster make it four consecutive Pro14 titles? Or will […]

Welsh club rugby
Alastair Telfer - Mar 16, 2021

Wales are one special night in Paris away from a 5th Grand Slam. To put this into perspective in the last 15 years: Ireland has done it twice, with England and France only doing it once. Although actual titles are a lot more even in recent years, Wales are the kings of the Slam. Yet, […]

Leinster PRO14
Alastair Telfer - Feb 22, 2021

Leinster’s dominance in the PRO14 looks set to continue after picking up another bonus point win at Rodney Parade. In turn, Leinster have picked up 10 bonus point wins out of a possible 12 this season, putting them 5 points clear of Ulster in Conference A on 55 points. Munster remains in control of Conference […]

James Barker, Editor - Feb 3, 2021

Wales squad member Josh Adams has been released from the Welsh training camp, having been suspended for the first two matches of the Six Nations 2021 following a breach of COVID-19 protocols.  Wales Rugby Union released a statement on Wednesday 3rd February, just four days before their first match of the tournament. Josh Adams suspended […]

fly-half wales
T.J. Davies - Jan 25, 2021

Wales have announced their squad ahead of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations. It contains three fly-halves with different playing styles. After a run of bad results, Wayne Pivac is under pressure to win. The fly-half Pivac picks changes the structure of the backline, in turn affecting the way Wales play. The man at ten could […]

Cardiff Blues
T.J. Davies - Jan 13, 2021

Cardiff Blues’ Director of Rugby, John Mulvihill, has left his role six months prior to its planned three-year expiry. The region shiftily cited “personal reasons”. Dai Young, original Blues coach, has returned as interim Director of Rugby. Blues are stalled in fourth place, having won five of eleven games in the Guinness Pro14 this season. […]

Guinness Pro14: What's left to play for
T.J. Davies - Jan 2, 2021

As 2020 hobbles to a close and 2021 hints at a better year, we look at what’s left of a discarded leftover from a time that seems long ago: the Guinness Pro14. The Pro12-cum-Pro14-cum-Pro12 again, began the 2020/21 season in October but in March it will end early, and the Rainbow Cup will begin April […]

Rainbow Cup 2021 will reintroduce South African ex-Super sides to competition

Pro Rugby has laid out the welcome map for the ex-Super Rugby sides, to the planned Rainbow Cup 2021 competition. Starting in April 2021, the Guinness PRO14 competition will join with the four South African sides, to compete for a new trophy; as well as qualification for the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup draw. This is […]

T.J. Davies - Dec 21, 2020

Wales‘ national team has had a torrid year and the regional teams haven’t fared much better, but the festive Welsh rugby derbies are here regardless. Can they add a little sparkle to an otherwise ugly year as they battle to be the best Welsh region? History has a little something to say about that. History […]

Leinster rugby: Dublin giants continue to dominate in 2020/21 season
Christian Evans - Dec 12, 2020

After half a dozen games in the 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 season, Leinster rugby is again flying high. Leo Cullen’s men are yet again the pacesetters in the Celtic league. Leinster; who have lost just five of their last 47 games in the Pro14 are again the frontrunners this season. That is despite being without a […]

Wales rugby team, and Wayne Pivac’s problems continue to mount
Christian Evans - Dec 3, 2020

Wayne Pivac’s tenure as Wales rugby teams’ head coach has got off to a ‘far from smooth start’ as problems continue to mount for the New Zealander. Pivac; who has won just two competitive games since replacing Warren Gatland as head coach of Wales, is already under increasing pressure. Although it was expected that the transition […]

Scotland's stand-off issues could be problematic for Edinburgh Rugby
Gavin Harper - Nov 6, 2020

Edinburgh Rugby will be hit hardest after Scotland confirmed it will be without Finn Russell and Adam Hastings for their Autumn Nations Cup campaign. Russell injured his groin and Hastings his shoulder, in the Guinness Six Nations win over Wales but Scotland has options, with Duncan Weir next in line. While James Lang, the Harlequins […]

James Barker, Editor - Nov 3, 2020

Another Six Nations tournament passes without a victory for Italy. It is now five years since they won a match in the Championship, and they are looking less likely to do so every year. Where is it all going wrong? Fewer leading players at big European clubs In the last 10-15 years, Italy had several […]


As the domestic rugby season clashes with the international calendar there is a feast of rugby on free to air (FTA) TV. Last Word has got you covered, so you don’t miss a thing, with the full schedule below.  Rugby season in full flow The end of a delayed season meeting the beginning of a […]

Duhan van der Merwe excited about Scotland - and Lions - prospects
Gavin Harper - Sep 28, 2020

Edinburgh Rugby wing Duhan van der Merwe admits that his impending Scotland debut was far from his mind when he signed for the club three years ago. The South African-born wing arrived in the summer of 2017 and qualified to play for his adopted homeland during the COVID-19 shutdown. When opportunity knocks “I’m definitely keen […]

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