Why Eddie Jones has ‘kept the faith’ with Manu Tuilagi

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At his best, Manu Tuilagi is a true game-breaker in the number 13 jersey. At just 27-years-old, the Leicester centre should be in his absolute prime. He is not, and that’s a problem for Eddie Jones, even though he’ll keep faith in Tuilagi nonetheless. The dejected look across Jones’ face as he revealed that the […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones Faces England Rugby Inside Center Selection Dilemma

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Eddie Jones faces a selection dilemma with the England Rugby inside center position. In his initial England squad as head coach, Eddie Jones searched for a physical inside center. With all this choice, Last Word on Rugby asks “who is the next player to wear the number 12 jersey?” Inside center is an area Jones […] READ MORE


All Blacks just too good for Lions: LWOR player ratings First Test

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As expected the All Blacks fortress that is Eden Park delivered once again, as Steve Hansen’s side ran out 30-15 winners over the Lions. it proved true, with the All Blacks just too good for the Lions, who entered this match with high expectations. Ironically the Lions conducted themselves very well, and will be pleased with […] READ MORE


British and Irish Lions battle past Crusaders: LWOR player ratings

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The British and Irish Lions handed the Crusaders their first defeat for over 10 months, with a 3-12 success in Christchurch. The outstanding Owen Farrell kicked all 12 points in his first start for the British and Irish Lions on this tour. It was a welcome win for the Tourists after they had come in for some fierce criticism […] READ MORE


Owen Farrell comes to Lions rescue

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The British and Irish Lions have one out-and-out world class player and boy ‘did they need him on Saturday morning’. Owen Farrell was brought on in the second half, and rescued a failing Lions effort. The Lions laboured to a 13-7 win over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei thanks to Anthony Watson’s try. However […] READ MORE



Is Selecting George Ford Hindering England’s Future?

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Whilst it does allow England the 'extra dimension' of having two playmakers involved in their backs division, it comes with as many problems as it does solutions. Harsh it may be, but right now George Ford is hindering England’s development and his individual performances are not justifiable collateral. READ MORE




Controversial Worcester Gloucester Draw Satisfies No-one

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The 23-23 Worcester Gloucester draw at Sixways has thrown up a number of talking points in Aviva Premiership round two. The Warriors will be highly disappointed that victory wasn’t secured against their closest rivals after scoring three tries.  Gloucester will be frustrated that they couldn’t capitalise fully against 14 men. However the visitors were lucky […] READ MORE