Jovilisi Waqa; Vinaka Vakalevu, to our Rugby Sevens Guru

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It is with real sadness, that Last Word on Rugby bid farewell to a dear friend and contributor. Jovilisi Waqa. Our Rugby Sevens Guru and the cornerstone of the sites Pacifica rugby content. It is to our friend Jovi, that we say ‘Vinaka Vakalevu’ our friend. Jovi was to the rugby sevens coverage for LWOR, […] READ MORE


Justin Geduld aiming to add his voice to Blitzboks 7s success

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As one of the current Blitzboks 7s team members, Justin Geduld is aiming to add his voice more in pointing his team towards retaining their 2017/18 HSBC Sevens Series title. The outstanding rugby sevens sweeper has the all-important role of joining the starting team and adding his own personal type of magic. “I think I […] READ MORE


Aussie 7s Captain Ed Jenkins Retires from Rugby Sevens due to Injury

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The most-capped Australian rugby sevens player, Ed Jenkins, has officially retired from his beloved Aussie 7s team with immediate effect, due to injury. Most capped @Aussie7s star Ed Jenkin’s Letter for fans around the world as he announced his immediate retirement from Rugby https://t.co/m4jOKhmsnN — J (@spanishfijian) January 15, 2018 His battle with a shoulder […] READ MORE


The Legacy of DJ Forbes

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The legacy of New Zealand Sevens star DJ Forbes is irrefutable. Eleven years, 512 World Series Games, 89 World Series tournaments, 153 Tries. Impressive stats in anyone’s language. Yet this alone does not define the history of the great DJ Forbes, who early last week announced his retirement from International Sevens Rugby. Forbes was a […] READ MORE


Olympic Movement for Rugby Sevens: Now a Rewarding Fulltime Role

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The increased focus from both traditional rugby players as well as athletes from other sports, shows how the lure of the Olympic movement in rugby sevens has on sports people. That luster of gold can motivate players to see sevens now as a pathway to higher honours. READ MORE


‘The Lowdown’ Sevens Collection: 2016 Dream Team and Future Stars

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With the game of sevens reaching greater heights after the success of the Olympic Games, here are some of the players that deserve recognition for their contribution to the game. Last Word On Rugby contributor Jovilisi Waqa has covered the full 2015/16 World Rugby Sevens Series, Olympic qualifying and Olympic tournament. His popular ‘Lowdown’ features […] READ MORE


Last Word On Rugby MC50 Most Influential Rugby Player Series 1-4

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Celebrating our game, Last Word On Rugby have combined the wealth of knowledge from all our staff and writers, to come up with the MC50 Most Influential Player Series. A list that profiles the many and growing number of players in World Rugby who maybe the MVP of their country, competition or code: we start […] READ MORE


MCXM IV: Re-establishing the All Blacks and Fijian Olympic Dreams

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With the New Year fast approaching, Last Word On Rugby are reflecting back on a fine year. From the International matches to the Sevens at the Olympic Games, the ‘LWOR highlights for 2016’ are a wide and varied account. As part of our MCXM Top 10 memories of 2016, the fourth in our series has contributions from NZ rugby specialist Mike […] READ MORE


Paulo Duarte the new “Big Man” of the Sevens Series

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Since 2007, Portugal haven’t given as much to the rugby world as fans originally expected. The amateur rugby team, called Os Lobos, failed to capitalize on their place in the rugby arena and after struggling now play in the third division of European rugby. But, outside of the mist, chaos and cruel reality of pro-rugby, some surprises still come from the […] READ MORE