Super League

Sad passing of power-wingers, All Blacks Inga Tuigamala and Joeli Vidiri

With the sad passing of power-wingers, All Blacks Inga Tuigamala and Joeli Vidiri, the tragedy of their early deaths highlighted men’s health and also reflected on their huge impact on the modern game. The news hit within 24 odd hours, and it was reported that Diabetes complications led to the death of Tuigamala, but to […]

Hull KR silence doubters with emphatic win over Warrington Wire
Sam Drew - Sep 25, 2021

Hull KR (Kingstown Rovers) defeated Warrington 19-0 in a complete display to book their spot in the Super League semi-finals. In an unexpected result that went against the form, the playing rotas, and the club resources, the men from East Hull are now just 80 minutes from Old Trafford. 2021 represents Hull KR’s best play-off […]

Super League play-offs 2021
Sam Drew - Sep 24, 2021

After a long, protracted, Covid-hit season, the Betfred Super League play-offs are upon us. The peak season for the 13-man game in England and the northern hemisphere. For followers of the Australian game, the NRL finals are already in full swing downunder, whilst the wheelchair grand final was played out to much acclaim on Sunday. […]

Disappointing choice makes London Broncos part-time from 2022
Sam Drew - Sep 9, 2021

A decision to make the London Broncos part-time from 2022 is a disappointing one for the Betfred Championship rugby league club. It is also indicative of the sport’s current malaise. Coming at the same time as the club wanted to relaunch a fresh future at Wimbledon’s Plough Lane, it underlines the strategic planning (or lack […]

2022 Challenge Cup Rugby League final moved from Wembley to Tottenham
Sam Drew - Aug 16, 2021

The RFL announced that the 2022 Challenge Cup final will be moved from Wembley to North London. The Tottenham stadium cup final represents a one-year hiatus from its traditional place and with it the opportunity to create interest and a buzz around a showpiece event. Because of its unique, temporary, and the ‘one-time nature’ of […]

There are a total of only two Northern Hemisphere rugby cities with a first-tier rugby league and union team in the northern hemisphere. One city, Salford, in the Greater Manchester area of the UK, has rugby league and union teams that date back to the 19th century. This is while Toronto, Canada, a city where rugby […]

Canadian Rugby League set to grow

In April 2016, the first-ever transatlantic Canadian Rugby League franchise team was formed. That it was not a part of the National Football league, the National Basketball league or any other established sports group, was a groundbreaking day for the sport. The fact it was associated with England’s Rugby Football League, a combined professional, semi-pro, […]

Toronto Wolfpack

There were doubts that the Toronto Wolfpack would succeed when the team was announced. A lot of Torontonians didn’t know about the game of rugby league. This was especially true for a sport that only appeared in 2010 with the Canadian men’s rugby league team nicknamed the ‘Canada Wolverines’. However, what rugby league fans in […]

Super League 2021: how will Salford fare in new Richard Marshall era?
Christian Evans - Mar 27, 2021

The Richard Marshall begins at Salford as they open their Super League 2021 campaign with a trip to St Helens. The question is can they continue the strides they made under Ian Watson? For the first time since the 2014 season, the Red Devils will play a game without Watson on their coaching staff. Ian […]

Super League 2021: St Helens - can Saints do the three-peat
Christian Evans - Mar 27, 2021

St Helens head into the Super League 2021 season with heavy expectations and will hope to meet those expectations as they look to claim their third successive title in a row – the three-peat. Jack Welsby’s late try wrapped up a second successive Grand Final win, but the Saints will look to do one better […]

Super League 2021: can promoted Leigh Centurions avoid relegation
Christian Evans - Mar 26, 2021

Leigh Centurions will be kicking off their Super League 2021 campaign this weekend when they host Wigan at Leigh Sports Village. Expectations are low for the Centurions with their sole focus on survival. Last year, Leigh were selected ahead of Toulouse and London Broncos as the team to replace Toronto Wolfpack in Super League, and […]

Betfred Championship

On Sunday, the schedules of both the second and third-tier leagues of the Rugby Football League (RFL) were released as seen on the RFL’s Twitter page. Both the Betfred Championship and the Betfred League 1 canceled their 2020 season because of COVID-19. Betfred Championship/League 1 schedules released 🙌 Your @Betfred League 1 fixtures are here […]

Legacy of Failure - Robert Elstone's resignation from Super League
Edward Anderson - Feb 13, 2021

Super League has announced Robert Elstone’s sudden resignation in a surprise move by the often criticized Executive Chairman. The timing of the announced departure of the Super League executive is somewhat curious, with the Betfred Super League on the eve of a new season and with the game of Rugby League in the UK at […]

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 and their Top Six games at Lamport Stadium

Lamport Stadium has held all but one of the Wolfpack’s home games in Canada. Also, some of the biggest moments in the Toronto Wolfpack’s history have happened at their home ground. Most importantly, all these home games on this list took place in Canada, not the United Kingdom. Because of the cold weather, the Wolfpack […]

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Welsh Rugby Union head coach Warren Gatland looks on with pride after the Wales Grand Slam Celebration
Thomas Booth - Jan 3, 2021

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 3, 2021

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 3, 2021

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 3, 2021

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, […]