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Wrapping up the presents, it’s appropriate to consider the Best and Worst list of Rugby 2022. From the teams and competitions across the globe, this is a small selection to end the calendar year on a positive note. For all the positives in the sport, it is competitive, there must be a winning and a […]

Blitzboks Gold, Aussie women shine at Comm Games

The Blitzboks gold medals were worn proudly, as the Aussie 7s women shined brightly after an amazing calendar year (so far) that culminated at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Each team’s performance capped a brilliant tournament this last weekend. Now, as the party dies down in the South African men’s and Australian women’s locker […]

Full complement of sides set after World Rugby RWC7s qualifiers

After the last tournament of rugby sevens action in Europe, the full complement of sides is now set with the final World Rugby RWC7s qualification berths confirmed for the South African event. The winners and high-performing sevens nations secured their place at the showpiece tournament in Cape Town. It is scheduled to be staged between […]

Ireland women's 7s team flying high

Flying high, the Ireland women’s 7s side is consistently winning in European competition, ahead of crucial Rugby World Cup Sevens qualification steps that place their fortune, into their own hands. The women are peaking, and if the timing is not perfect, then it should propel the Irish representatives in the 7s game – yet in […]

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 Cape Town event qualification

With almost all of the final places secured, the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 tournament in Cape Town is fast approaching. The Madagascar women recently cemented their place in the women’s tournament draw. For emerging nations like them, this could be the highest peak of some players’ and supporters’ lives. And soon, they can make […]

Stalling tactics in England v Argentina 7s match an 'aberration'

The visual evidence is damming yet, the recent stalling tactics in the recent England v Argentina 7s match at the Toulouse leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has tarnished each nation’s team’s strategic desires to ‘win at all costs’. Yet for all the social media beat-up, it clearly is an aberration in the […]

HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2016/17 Kitakyushu - Day 2
Jovilisi Waqa - Sep 20, 2017

New Zealand back for Oceania Sevens 2017 after missing out last year. The Kiwi men and women’s sides make a welcome return, to bolster the Oceania Sevens from November 10-11. In total, 21 International teams will feature in the two-day sevens fiesta. NEWS #Oceania7s are returning to Fiji! Can @Aussie7s & @fijirugby keep their titles? 19 […]

United States looks to prove worthy of RWC7s world stage attention
Joshua Bradham - Jul 20, 2018

The RWC7s is kicking off now in the United States, are they ready? The United States is hosting its first Rugby World Cup Sevens event, with the RWC7s held in San Francisco. With this an smaller event than the full XVs version of the World Cup [scheduled for Japan next year] all eyes will be […]

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Jovilisi Waqa - Jan 16, 2018

All the remaining spots for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in San Francisco have now been officially confirmed. Chile and Uruguay were the last two sides to confirm their places, after this weekends Sudamerica 7s series. With the final weekend just completed, both Chile and Uruguay have done enough to seal their names in […]

See you in San Francisco, July 2018 #RWC7s
Jovilisi Waqa - Jun 12, 2018

The date is fast approaching for the World Rugby pinnacle event. And as organizers begin to prepare the venue, it will be “see you in San Francisco, July 2018″ for the #RWC7s An International two-day tournament for the Rugby World Cup Sevens trophy, which will be a huge challenge for all men’s and women’s teams […]

Rugby mental skills, and handling the Personal Critic

Most sportspeople know that feeling. Those times when mental skills are essential when the pressure is on! If not handling defeat well, then recovering from it to be a stronger person for it. Handling pressure, when a player’s mind can resemble something like a ‘concrete mixer’ is an example. Times when the ever-present internal critic […]

2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens awarded to South Africa

Cape Town Stadium will be the host for the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament, with the event playing over several days in September. The men’s and women’s competition will be the eighth edition of the Sevens pinnacle event. Now balanced against the Olympics [2020] and it will occur two months after the Birmingham Commonwealth […]

Post Match Celebrations; Enjoying that Winning Feeling

We have all seen [or heard of] post match celebrations. Enjoying that Winning Feeling with team mates…although there is a fine line before it goes haywire

It took all of their energy, but New Zealand outlasted the world’s best men’s rugby sevens teams, to retain Rugby World Cup Sevens title at AT&T Park

Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 22, 2018

A landslide victory for the Black Ferns Sevens, as they retain their World Cup title in formidable style. Michaela Blyde & Annie-Cecile Cifon MVP players

#RWC7s - Fiji chasing third World Cup title
Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 20, 2018

Fiji will be chasing their third World Cup title at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC7s). The current Olympic champions are overwhelming favorites to take the title. On the other hand, their women’s side Fijiana are outside contenders in the women’s draw. A side who have graduated and improved tremendously. A side who will give […]

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Welsh Rugby Union head coach Warren Gatland looks on with pride after the Wales Grand Slam Celebration
Thomas Booth - Jul 20, 2018

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 - Jul 20, 2018

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 - Jul 20, 2018

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 - Jul 20, 2018

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, […]