Stade de la Beaujoire, one of the RWC 2023 venues
James Alunga - Sep 20, 2023

The Rugby World Cup 2023 round two matches saw most teams solidify their position in their respective pools. The pools have teams that have the upper hand of featuring in the quarterfinals. Teams leading the pools have so far had two out of two wins in their respective pools. RWC 2023 round two matches overview […]

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 fans witness a 56-12 victory over the Coventry Bears

It is official. The Toronto Wolfpack starting roster was revealed on Thursday. This is for the September 18 game against DC Cavalry. Most of these players play in Canada, which is in large contrast to previous Wolfpack editions. It is a good thing though as it grows the game of rugby league in Canada. The […]

Farrell's Ireland
Alastair Telfer - Nov 15, 2021

Rugby works in cycles. You rise, you peak, and then you decline. Then it is followed by a rebuild and the cycle continues again. The greatest peak at a Rugby World Cup. Something Farrell’s Ireland are striving to emulate. On Saturday, Ireland arguably put together the greatest performance an Irish side has produced against the […]

The Canada Grizzlies Masters rugby league

The Canada Grizzlies are a national masters rugby league team representing Canada, according to They play in the United Kingdom this month, participating in the upcoming masters’ World Cup festival in the UK from November 14. Canada Grizzlies Masters rugby league UK tour starts Beginning their planning for the Masters festival required the Canada […]

Rugby League World Cup
Sam Drew - Aug 26, 2021

The Rugby League World Cup has announced new dates for the tournament in 2022, kicking off on the 15th of October and ending on the 19th of November. The opening match is still destined to be held at Newcastle’s St James’ Park, whilst the double-header finals will stay at Old Trafford. The dates have been […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Welsh Rugby Union head coach Warren Gatland looks on with pride after the Wales Grand Slam Celebration
Thomas Booth - Jan 8, 2020

Warren Gatland has had his say on the Rugby World Cup in France in his recent UK Daily Telegraph article. Wales failed to progress beyond the last eight not because they were outfought and outthought. Rather that there is something wrong with the rules of the game, and how it is played at the highest […]

Rugby Heroes and Villains of 2023; Scotland

In a look back, Last Word on Rugby views the Rugby Heroes and Villains for 2023. Not focused entirely on one or the other – balanced in as how the sport of rugby union is a team-based game; as much as for individuals who can shine or be villainised for their contributions. Over the last […]

Rugby Canada women's team player, Fancy Bermudez, celebrates try against France

The 2023 Rugby Canada women’s team might be seen as one of the best years in the national team’s history. There were many highlights for the national team, including playing the Pacific Four Series in the nation’s capital in the summer. 2023 Rugby Canada women’s team: Finished second in the WXV 1 competition Strengths Players […]

Your Favourite Rugby Players' Most Interesting Hobbies
Ricky Carroll, Editor - Jan 8, 2020

Rugby League players are a talented and fearless bunch, so it only stands to reason that amongst them are some unusual hobbies. If you’ve ever wondered what some of the most exciting rugby league players in the world get up to in their spare time, or get up to now that they’ve retired, then we’ve […]

Jean-Bouin, home of the Stace Stade Français vs Leicester game on Sunday

The Champions Cup game of the Stade Français vs Leicester game will take place on Sunday at 12:30 PM ET. This will be the first group-stage game for Stade Français Paris after the Leicester Tigers won on December 10 against the Stormers. While Stade Français lost on the road against the Sale Sharks, it will […]

Marcus Smith, of the Harlequins F.C., playing against Racing 92
Charlie Inglefield - Jan 8, 2020

The two most impressive teams this past week in European Professional Rugby Club (EPRC) competition were perhaps the Harlequin F.C. and the Exeter Chiefs. And in those games, Marcus Smith and Will Joseph were superb in Harlequins’ scintillating win over Racing 92 in Paris. On Saturday afternoon, the Chiefs were equally impressive in downing mighty […]

Paris Stade Jean-Bouin, one of the 14 home venues for the Top14 Round Nine Games
Larissa Falls - Jan 8, 2020

If you love a stat or fact, then you’ve come to the right place! After the French Top14 Round Nine concludes, LWOS adds to your weekend’s enjoyment. 14 Fun Facts of Top14 Round Nine Larissa Falls continues her series breaking down the names and numbers from Round Nine of the French Top14. Après un énorme combat, […]