Rugby Union Receives £135 million as part of Government Sport Bailout

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The Government has handed Rugby Union a lifeline with a £135 million bailout. This comes as part of the overall £300 million package to support sports during the pandemic. For a while now Rugby Union has been calling out for some government support. The lack of fans in stadiums and the extra costs involved with […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Unlocked: Three rookies who stood out

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Super Rugby Unlocked comes to an anti-climatic end this weekend, with COVID-19 induced match cancellations nullifying what could have been an exciting final weekend to decide the winner. The Vodacom Bulls were in a prime position to win the competition outright, but a slip up against the Pumas and a bonus-point win by either the […] READ MORE


Unfit Fiji forfeit all remaining Autumn Nations Cup fixtures

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All remaining Autumn Nations Cup fixtures for Fiji have been cancelled, as the unfit Fijian squad succumb to Covid-19 positive tests. And with those cancelled fixtures, all hope for Fijian rugby’s great rise to new heights has been unfairly cut short. With a majority of the group now showing positive Coronavirus results, head coach Vern […] READ MORE


Steve Borthwick and Tom Youngs ready for Gloucester showdown

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Despite being unable to train as a unit due to Covid cases in the camp, Leicester captain Tom Youngs and Head Coach Steve Borthwick both insist they’re ready for Gloucester and the upcoming season. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Welford Road. Steve Borthwick has confirmed the game will be going ahead, so here’s […] READ MORE


Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor’s first Wales interview

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Following the announcement this morning that Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor would be the new coaching staff for the Welsh women, they spoke on their experiences and what their plan is ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup. Robert Rees brings you the best bits from their interview. Abrahams “excited” for new role Becoming the […] READ MORE


BREAKING: Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor appointed as Wales women’s coaches

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Wales have announced Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor as their lead coaches for the women’s team. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Wales HQ. Abrahams announced… Warren Abrahams becomes the first black national coach of Wales. South Africa-born Abrahams, who was also part of the England Men’s Sevens coaching team for four year years […] READ MORE


Joe Simmonds and Jack Yeandle reflect on Exeter’s dream season

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Following a Gallagher Premiership-Heineken Cup double for the Exeter Chiefs, Jack Yeandle and Joe Simmonds reflected on their historic season, with a look ahead to their title defence, kicking off at Harlequins. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Chiefs HQ. Exeter looking forward to new season “I’m looking forward to getting stuck into this […] READ MORE


Toronto Wolfpack: Top Six Road Games in Franchise History

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The Toronto Wolfpack has had numerous road games in its short history. The Wolfpack, which originated in 2016 thanks to Eric Perez and David Argyle has had a successful run on the road from 2017-20. Raheem Bashir, who has long covered Toronto for Last Word on Rugby, picks out some of the best moments in […] READ MORE


George Skivington and Lewis Ludlow look ahead to Leicester

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With the opening round of the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership lurking around the corner, Gloucester Head Coach George Skivington and Club Captain Lewis Ludlow look ahead to Leicester and take a moment to reflect on the shortest pre-season in history.  Robert Rees brings you the best bites from their press conferences. Why Ludlow for captain? George […] READ MORE


Gloucester injury update ahead of Leicester clash

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George Skivington spoke to the media ahead of Gloucester’s clash with Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership. Robert Rees brings you all the latest news from the Cherry and Whites camp. Jake Polledri George Skivington confirmed that the Italian number eight is likely to be out for a number of “months” following a nasty knee […] READ MORE