The Rugby Championship 2018 schedule released

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The 12-match schedule for The Rugby Championship 2018, including match venues and kick-off times, has been officially released. It see’s the familiar foes within the SANZAAR partnership, all challenge for superiority of the Southern Hemisphere. Reigning champions New Zealand, Argentina (see main picture), South Africa and Australia will participate in a full schedule of home […] READ MORE


Argentina must pick Europe-based players to have more success

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The picking of overseas-based players is one of the more oft-discussed topics in rugby. From the Steffon Armitage ‘exceptional circumstances’ saga in England to the Welsh leaving Rhys Webb in the cold, it is rare rugby survives even a month without at least one nation’s rules examined and alternatives suggested by the media. Australia amended […] READ MORE


England Rugby 2017: Good Teams Win Ugly

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At the culmination of the calendar year in only a few days time, Last Word On Rugby author Alistair Stokes reviews England Rugby 2017. England headed into the year off the back of their unbeaten 2016 season, fresh with the confidence of beating Australia four times in a row. Eddie Jones’ side enjoyed a near […] READ MORE




NZLvARG – Rugby by the Numbers

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The Rugby Championship clash in New Plymouth was a solid game. Not as exciting as the climactic finish to NZLvAUS last month, but last nights NZLvARG match was an ideal example of ‘rugby by the numbers’. Statistics show that the four quarters of the game were each different. From an early advantage from the Argentinian side, […] READ MORE




Super Rugby Returns to Action

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In fact, the completion of round 15 will provide some leading sides a chance to gain somewhat of an edge, as their New Zealand counterparts stay idle for a further two weeks. So considering that, here is your conference points table standings as Super Rugby returns to action; READ MORE