Rugby ATL captain Matt Heaton talks MLR 2022 and Canada Rugby

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With Major League Rugby in full swing, we spoke to the captain of Rugby ATL, Matt Heaton. The franchise did exceptionally well to reach the final last year, eventually losing to an LA Giltinis side containing Matt Giteau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, and D.T.H van der Merwe. The ambition of Rugby ATL clearly hasn’t faded for 2022: […] READ MORE


Rugby 2021: A year in reflection

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For many, the vintage of rugby 2021 will probably raise a lot of discussion and differing opinions. That shouldn’t be a bad thing, with less than two years away from the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. Here, our Last Word on Sports rugby department selected a few articles that represented the year in rugby […] READ MORE


The state and legacy of Canadian Rugby in 1993

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Canadian rugby in 1993 was a different world. Social media did not exist and the internet was not mainstream at the time. It was also a time when rugby union as a game was not a professional sport. Lastly, this was a time when the Canadian men’s rugby union national team was very close to […] READ MORE


The Toronto Arrows 2020 MLR schedule released

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The Toronto Arrows second year as a Major League Rugby franchise will commence on February 8 on the road against the Austin Herd. They will play their first seven games on the road and seven of their last nine games at home. Their last four home games will be at Lamport Stadium. They will also […] READ MORE



MLR experience to boost Canada Rugby World Cup performance

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Canada has a rich history in the Rugby World Cup and in World Rugby overall. However, they have been on a downward slide over the past decade or so and Japan 2019 stands at a crossroads for Kingsley Jones’ side. Continuing the series looking at the tier two nations, David Challis turns his attention to […] READ MORE




2019 Pacific Nations Cup squads and fixtures

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The 2019 Pacific Nations Cup teams have named their wider training squads, as a final chance to look at players performance before finalizing their squads for the coveted Rugby World Cup in September. Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga will be joined this year by Japan, Canada, and the USA to compete for the World Rugby 2019 […] READ MORE


The future of Canadian Professional Rugby Union

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There are three sports in the second-wave of Canadian sports, and two of them involve the term “rugby”. The 13-man game of rugby league, and the long-established 15-man game. Each has a foothold, but the future of Canadian professional rugby union looks to have more optimism within the provinces and territories. Professionalization in these sports […] READ MORE