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Mike Castle is the current Canada Ravens head coach, and a very experienced coach in North America and over in Europe and the United Kingdom. He will lead the team to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup next year, which will take place in October. Castle will look to replicate the success the Ravens had in […]


International rugby league
Sam Drew - Aug 19, 2021

With the postponement of the World Cup, rumours abound of an alternative international rugby league being organised later this year. There have been murmurings of an England-France series, whilst Scotland and Jamaica are in negotiations over a fixture at Featherstone.   Whilst any action would be better than none, the authorities quickly need to formulate […]

Rugby League World Cup 2021
Sam Mackeown - Jul 22, 2021

Australia (ARLC) and New Zealand (NZRL) have withdrawn from the Rugby League World Cup 2021, citing player safety concerns.

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 […]

Rugby League 2021: All you need to get started
T.J. Davies - Jan 20, 2021

The rugby league season begins in the UK in just over two months and ends 2021 with a World Cup. If you’re a little bored with rugby union but can’t go to the theatre – as Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill recently suggested – take a look at how the hard-hitting relatives of union do things. […]

Elizabeth Cartwright - Nov 15, 2020

The Red Roses secured a win in Grenoble yesterday against France. The women’s Six Nations champions beat France 33-10 to become the number one ranked side in the world. The game which was televised live free-to-air on the BBC, saw the Red Roses produce a dominant display against an error strewn French side. France produced […]

Louis Jouffret: Ottawa Aces’ first-pick Player

Louis Jouffret is the first and right now, the only player for the Ottawa Aces XIII. According to The Canadian Press, he started his career with Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan in France’s Elite 1 competition in 2015, on course to joining the Ottawa Aces. He is currently with the Featherstone Rovers, before he earns a cap […]

Toronto Wolfpack
Sam Harris - Jun 20, 2020

Over the years there has been a natural divide for fans, players and coaches alike when it comes to rugby league and rugby union.  However, some players have switched between the codes and Last Word on Rugby has decided to look at five of the best players to play both. Sonny Bill Williams Sonny Bill […]

Liam Kay was the very first player to sign with the Toronto Wolfpack. He is also one of only six Toronto Wolfpack players still with the team. Kay has been proven instrumental in the Wolfpack’s success in their short existence. This article will look at what he means to the Wolfpack and why he should […]

Ryan Burroughs’ journey to the Toronto Wolfpack and Old Glory DC was a long and unlikely journey. This article would look at how his older brother Chris Burroughs influenced his younger brother on choosing his path in the sports world. This helped paved the path to get professional contracts with both the Toronto Wolfpack and […]

The New York City rugby league team was unveiled on Tuesday, March. 10. Unlike Toronto and Ottawa though, the New York City team launch was in Liverpool, England and not in New York City or – its planned base of Harrison, New Jersey. A unique approach, yet respective of the competition where the side will […]

Three players have left, and one player has retired for the Toronto Wolfpack while three others have signed with the Wolfpack. The three players that signed with Toronto include Sonny Bill Williams, James Cunningham, and Brad Singleton. All three players the Toronto Wolfpack have signed are Super League quality players. They will make a big […]

Big value off-field in acquiring Sonny Bill Williams two-year deal

When rumours started of a newly promoted Super League team offering top dollar for a current All Black, few believed Sonny Bill Williams would sign with the Toronto Wolfpack. But, with confirmation on Friday of his two-year deal, there is ‘big value to having a big name player’ like this. Those are the intentions of […]

Saturday, October 5 is a day no Wolfpack fan will ever forget. It was the day that saw the Toronto Wolfpack promoted to the Super League. A day that the Wolfpack achieved their key ambition; of achieving tier-one Super League elevation within their short four-year history. According to ESPN, Eric Perez’s main goal was to […]

Australian Rugby League lose to Kiwis but, win in Sports Equality

The big shock of the Australian men’s Kangaroos team losing to the Kiwis was the one downside to this weekends triple-header. But the true positive is how Australian Rugby League is winning, in terms of Sports Equality. That positive has been observed in how the women’s team that was a part of the group that traveled […]



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