Saracens Overpower Newcastle in Philadelphia

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The Aviva Premiership headed Stateside once again in 2017, with the Falcons as the ‘home’ team on Saturday. Disappointment was abound though for the men from Kingston Park, as Saracens overpower Newcastle in Philadelphia with England and Lions reinforcements returning. Owen Farrell starred in a 7-29 victory in the second ever visit to North America. […] READ MORE


Aviva Premiership Semi-Finals No Longer Needed

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Last weekend saw two hotly contested Aviva Premiership Semi-Finals, with Exeter Chiefs and Wasps progressing to the final. For the second year running these were the top two seeds and home semi-finalists. Last Word on Rugby makes the case for scrapping the play-off semi-finals and going straight to a first vs second grand final. The […] READ MORE


Saracens Retain Title in Sublime Style

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After a season that has tested teams beyond limits ever seen before in European Rugby, it came down to Clermont Auvergne and reigning Champions Saracens to battle it out in the galleon of Murrayfield. Clermont had never won a Champions Cup title despite appearing in the final twice before. Desperate to join the ranks of […] READ MORE




Saracens vs Wasps Preview

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This weekend sees the reigning Premiership and European champions hosting the current form team in Europe. It’s the unstoppable force of Wasps versus the immovable rock of Saracens. Saracens v Wasps Preview Wasps travel south with one of the most expansive (not to mention expensive) backlines Europe has ever seen and a pack that is […] READ MORE


Premiership North v South

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Using the ‘Watford Gap’ as a generous dividing line for a North v South selection policy and, allowing the Worcester Warriors to even things up by being included dubiously in The North, Last Word on Rugby contributor Steve Kendall picks his current dream Aviva Premiership teams from the two regions of England. If ever a […] READ MORE