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#RWC7s - Blitzboks look to reinforce Top Seeding

The Blitzboks will look to reinforce their Top Seeding at the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament, as they play their opening fixture tonight at AT&T Park

RWC7s: Wales men's side look to restore Pride
Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 19, 2018

The highest competition for rugby sevens, the RWC7s, kicks off Friday. Wales, a former World Cup winner, will look to restore pride in the 7s jersey

RWC7s - Canadians name formidable squads
Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 13, 2018

RWC7s Canada names two formidable squads, with Landry and Jones leading the sides. Canada Womens can defy the odds, so can the Men with each team out to win

#RWC7s - English 7s squads full of speed and experience
Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 19, 2018

English 7s squads are both full of ‘speed and experience’ to mount a formidable challenge for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC7s) title. As the nation who were the first winners of the Sevens World Cup in 1993, England have ‘form’ when it comes to the RWC7s. Looking to harness that success, expect the […]

RWC7s - Ireland 7s programme pays dividends
Meadhbh Lewis - Jul 18, 2018

The Ireland Men and Women 7s squads will be hoping to return from San Francisco with some silverware and an RWC7s experience to remember

Current RWC7s holders New Zealand women and men look to retain Gold

In the week leading up to the three-day tournament, current RWC7s holders New Zealand women and men look to retain Gold ahead of the chasing nations

Australia takes home HSBC Sevens Title
Patrick Koster - Jun 19, 2018

The championship was decided before the final match. It was with a last-minute try from Emilee Cherry in the Paris Sevens Cup semi-finals on June 9, the Australian Sevens women’s side became 2017/18 HSBC Women’s Sevens title holders. The 21-17 win over France propelled Australia to the final match against HSBC Women’s Series title opponents New Zealand. […]

Winners and (nearly winners) of the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens Series

After a fiercely competitive ending, Last Word on Rugby looks at the winners and (nearly winners) of the 2017/18 men’s and women’s HSBC Sevens Series after the Paris 7s

With another tournament win at the Singapore 7s, Fiji take the lead in HSBC Sevens Series. They leap past South Africa, and can see the Silverware ahead of them – with two legs left in the 2017/18 series. Change at the top! After 8 legs on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, here's how the […]

Asian Teams Qualify for 2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series a 'Boost' for Sevens

In a boost for both the game, and for representation, Asian teams qualify for the 2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series. And it was not handed to them either – both the Chinese women and Japanese men held nothing back this weekend, to reach their goals. Not only did they compete and win at the 2018 Cathay […]

Las Vegas and Vancouver legs next up on World Rugby 7s Series

All the leading men’s teams will have their attention focused this week. The Las Vegas and Vancouver legs are next up on the World Rugby 7s Series. And Last Word on Rugby will be following the action closely, with the top of the table in finely balanced after four rounds. Beginning with the standings, in the […]

What to do with Eden Park? The stadium questions of New Zealand Sport

Discussion in New Zealand this week, has returned to the longstanding question ‘what to do with Eden Park?’ The home of the very first Rugby World Cup, site of two RWC victories for the All Blacks and Cricket World Cup matches, but commonly thought of as poorly positioned and an ageing white elephant. All sentiment […]

Raelene Castle Steps Into Rugby Australia Top Job from 2018

Succeeding Bill Pulver, the new position will see Castle take on the challenging task of resurrecting Rugby Australia. Sitting in a conference that was obliterated in Super Rugby 2017, with the Wallabies having a fair season–while still not wrestling the Bledisloe Cup from the All Blacks grasp.

Jovilisi Waqa - Nov 11, 2017

It was a fantastic end to two days of ‘sevens fiesta’ as Fiji and the Black Ferns Sevens reign supreme in Suva. The finals day was delayed by over 90 minutes, when heavy rain and thunderstorms interrupted play. However, when play resumed the winners came out firing. 2017 Oceania 7s/RWC 7s Qualifiers Papua New Guinea […]

Jovilisi Waqa - Nov 9, 2017

The 2017 Oceania 7s/RWC7s Men’s Qualifiers will be the talk of the Oceania region this weekend. Played at the ANZ Stadium, which has previously hosted Super Rugby matches, it where all the action is at. The men’s and women’s tournaments are played from November 10-12, with much attention will be on the All Blacks Sevens, who are seeking […]

Rugby - Olympics: Day 3
Jovilisi Waqa - Nov 9, 2017

The 2017 Oceania 7s/Women’s RWC7s Qualifiers will be held at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Fiji from the November 10-11. Eight of the top ranked Oceania Women’s team will fight it out for Regional supremacy. The Aussies are set to challenge the World Champion Black Ferns Sevens, as well as Fijiana, Samoa and Papua New […]

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Welsh Rugby Union head coach Warren Gatland looks on with pride after the Wales Grand Slam Celebration
Thomas Booth - Nov 9, 2017

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 […]

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

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Your Favourite Rugby Players' Most Interesting Hobbies
Ricky Carroll, Editor - Nov 9, 2017

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 - Nov 9, 2017

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 - Nov 9, 2017

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, […]