Premiership Rugby Cup to replace the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2018/19

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From the start of next season, the Anglo-Welsh Cup will be replaced by a 12 team Premiership Rugby Cup. Focusing on the core sides within the Aviva Premiership, the dis-association from the Welsh regions is both a loss, but also a refocusing on the development of the Under 23 age grade players and coaches READ MORE


Harlequins Powers Up with Maserati

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Maserati Announced as Official Automotive Partner to Harlequins Maserati GB has announced a new partnership with Harlequins, to become the official automotive partner of the historic London rugby club.  The partnership brings together two iconic brands that are synonymous with style and heritage. The deal offers brand showcasing on match days at The Stoop and […] READ MORE


Gloucester ready for a ”very special game” ahead of West Country derby

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Bath will be looking to pick up their sixth successive victory at Kingsholm as they face Gloucester in the West Country derby on Saturday. They’ll be hard pressed to do so with Gloucester only losing once at home all season in the Aviva Premiership. Gloucester will be looking for a win to keep their top […] READ MORE


Gloucester seal bonus point in stunning last ten minutes

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Gloucester scored three tries in the last ten minutes to seal the bonus point victory they so badly needed to remain in touch with the top four and play-off spots. A furious game of rugby that saw both sides make mistakes pushes Gloucester up to sixth, whilst Harlequins languish down in ninth. Bold last ten […] READ MORE


Chris Boyd takes swing at NZ Rugby after being snared by Northampton

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Sometimes, talented people have to play a waiting game. They assume that opportunity will come their way, and are patient. In New Zealand Rugby; with such limited spaces available in the top-tier of coaches, Chris Boyd has decided “I’ve run out of time”. The head coach of the Hurricanes Super Rugby franchise confirmed his future […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones Re-Commits to England Rugby for Further Two Years

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News has broken that Eddie Jones re-commits to England Rugby, for a further two years. It takes the head coaches term through until 2021. This ‘change of heart’ is seen as both of benefit and a hindrance, to any new coach making an application. Now returning after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Jones will be […] READ MORE


Sean Fitzpatrick “I’m Just a Big Fan of All Rugby”

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Known for his focus on the field, and for his charisma and respect off of it, Last Word on Rugby was unsure if the message to interview Sean Fitzpatrick was ill-timed. He was on holiday with family mind you. But wishing to gain an insight into understanding rugby from both hemispheres, Fitzpatrick has the perfect […] READ MORE


2018 Laws of Rugby Update–LWOR Resident Referee Evaluation

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From January 1st, a new version of the World Rugby law book that explains the rules, laws and regulations. Having these 2018 laws of Rugby update available for officials and stakeholders around the rugby globe, is key to implementing the 42% shorter version. Approved at the November World Rugby Council meeting, the simplified law book is […] READ MORE


Aviva Premiership Round 10 Roundup

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The Aviva Premiership Round 10 saw some big changes in the table, which could become vital come playoff time. Aviva Premiership Round 10 Worcester Warriors 14 Sale Sharks 18 Worcester’s recent form, with big wins over Midland rivals Northampton and Leicester, may have played on the minds of Steve Diamond’s men. They came into the […] READ MORE


Visser Gives Saracens Plenty to Ponder

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Danny Care was the difference as he created all three Harlequins tries, the third and final one sending Tim Visser over in the final minute to condemn Saracens to their worst losing run since 2010. Strange to think that Care is effectively England’s second choice scrum-half, hard to think that will remain if he continues […] READ MORE