Women’s Rugby

Emily Scarratt masterclass Day 3/Black Ferns cakewalk Day 4

It was an Emily Scarratt masterclass when the classic ‘Le Crunch’ fixture was played out between France and England on Day Three of the 2021 Rugby World Cup. That was followed a day later by a somewhat Black Ferns cakewalk over Wales at Waitakere Stadium, on Day Four of the New Zealand-hosted tournament. Contrasts for […]

Ayesha Leti-l'iga of New Zealand celebrates making the Women's Rugby World Cup Final last Saturday
Edward Munro-Martin - Nov 9, 2022

It is not hyperbolic to say that this might just be the biggest rugby match in the history of the women’s game. This Women’s Rugby World Cup has seen publicity like never before. Selling out Eden Park for the first round and doing so again for the final, games being televised all across the world, […]

November Internationals had some great matches including France winning by a single point

Several of the November Internationals played over this weekend were won by just a single-point margin. Wins by France in the dying minutes showed that close contests might be the trend this Autumn – unless you are in New Zealand. The All Blacks [as per usual] flagged the normal standards of offence, putting 55 points […]

The Red Roses' Solid Defence was a Big Reason why they Advanced to the RWC 2021 Final

AUCKLAND, NZ – The Red Roses’ solid defence helped them to advance to its sixth-straight Women’s Rugby World Cup Final. They are the only country to make every Rugby World Cup Final in the 21st century. They also denied Rugby Canada their second appearance in the Rugby World Cup Final. Red Roses’ Solid Defence was […]

Rugby Canada’s Ashley Corrigan With the Ball as Rugby Canada Finishes First Place in Pool B in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, NZ – Rugby Canada finishes first in Pool B with a 29-14 victory at Waitakere Stadium in the 2021 Rugby World Cup. It was also a victory against their rivals, USA Rugby, who share rivalries in not just rugby union, but in other sports as well like ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. Rugby Canada […]

Exciting names for Red Roses’ fans in upcoming TikTok Six Nations 2022
Edward Munro-Martin - Mar 21, 2022

It is time to get excited for the women’s TikTok Six Nations 2022. Beginning Simon Middleton has named the 40-woman training squad for the tournament and fresh from an unbeaten Autumn series England will be looking to claim their 18th title. Here are some of the exciting names to look out for in the Red […]

Red Roses Claudia MacDonald top the RWC2021 try-scoring charts

Topping the try-scoring charts, England Red Roses Claudia MacDonald played out of her skin in her team’s opening Rugby World Cup 2021 campaign. With a huge 84-19 win over Fiji, MacDonald was one of several English players that crossed for multiple tries. Many other Internationals did likewise across the opening day at Eden Park Rugby […]

Improvement needed for Wales women's rugby team ahead of Black Ferns clash
Iestyn Rhys Thomas - Oct 13, 2022

Despite Keira Bevan’s late penalty to ensure victory for the Wales women’s rugby team in their opening 2021 Rugby World Cup match against Scotland, it wasn’t the best performance from Ioan Cunningham’s side who led 15-5 at the break. Last weekend, they flew out of the blocks with an early try from flanker Alisha Butchers, with […]

women's rugby celebration at Eden Park Rugby World Cup 2021

With the opening day one full of celebrations for women’s rugby, the Eden Park Rugby World Cup 2021 venue was ‘pumping’ from start to finish. Beginning with the first-class encounter between fourth-seed Frances’ Les Bleuets and South Africa, the day progressed with the World Rugby top-ranked England Red Roses side meeting Fiji – a real […]

Farah Palmer Cup finals approach

Now that the Farah Palmer Cup finals places are confirmed, both the Premiership and Championship divisions will be decided on Saturday, September 10. Some players involved in those two fixtures are also with the New Zealand Black Ferns women’s team. They are currently in full preparations ahead of the 2021 Rugby World Cup; postponed due […]

Rugby Canada wins memorable game against Wales at Wanderers Grounds

HALIFAX, NS – It was a historical moment for Nova Scotian Rugby at the Wanderers Grounds this weekend. This was the first-ever international senior women’s rugby game to ever take place on the Atlantic Canadian coast. It is also the last game before Rugby Canada starts playing in the Rugby World Cup in October. Rugby […]

Rugby Canada player practicing at Starlight Stadium on July 20, 2022

Starlight Stadium will be host to the first of two Rugby Canada (women’s) test matches over the next two months. Devised as warm-up games prior to the Rugby World Cup, which is scheduled to begin in October. It is the first time Rugby Canada has played a test since they participated in the Pacific Four […]

Rugby Canada player Sophie De Goede wins player of the match against USA Rugby on June 6, 2022

Whangārei, NZ – Rugby Canada wins against the Australian Wallaroos on June 17 in Canada (June 18 in New Zealand). It was their second Pacific Series win and as a result, finished second in the competition. Rugby Canada wins despite giving the first 10 points in the game Three keys to the game Full Game […]

The Black Ferns dominated Rugby Canada as Ruby Tai scored her second try of the game at The Trusts Arena

AUCKLAND, NZ – The Black Ferns dominated the game on Saturday against Rugby Canada. This was even seen in the first half, as New Zealand kept pressing throughout the game, but was unlucky to not get a try in the first half. Black Ferns dominated the Pacific Four Series clash against Rugby Canada Three keys […]

Portugal v Italy test; Hollie Davidson leads all women's match official's group

Setting a new benchmark, this month when the Portugal v Italy test occurs, Hollie Davidson leads an all-women match official group in a match including a Six Nations side for the first time in history. Not the first time four women have officiated on-field, including the Television Match Official (TMO) role. That has occurred on […]

2031/33 Rugby World Cup hosts are the right choices: Opinion
Connor Dickins - May 17, 2022

World Rugby gets plenty of stick yet deserves praise for its decisions over the last 12 months with the freshly appointed Rugby World Cup hosts being one of them. Other policies and decisions include; the change in eligibility laws will that allow Pacific Island teams to compete and encourage their qualified national representatives to continue […]

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Welsh Rugby Union head coach Warren Gatland looks on with pride after the Wales Grand Slam Celebration
Thomas Booth - May 17, 2022

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 […]

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 - May 17, 2022

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 - May 17, 2022

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, […]

Premiership Rugby home-field advantage

Considering Premiership Rugby home-field advantage, you can question whether it is a constant benefactor? or a changeable one? A discussion for fans and stakeholders alike, home and away sides both. In this season to date, it is not a sole contributor to the current standings although, it will always play it’s part in every sport. […]

The Toronto Arrows team will not play in the 2024 MLR season

The Toronto Arrows will not play in the 2024 MLR season. The breaking news was announced on Monday night that the Arrows will not play participate in 2024, after exhaustive efforts to sustain the organisation. A sad result for the franchise, who came into Major League Rugby in 2019 (the other being Rugby United New […]