Mid-table Purgatory; Hard Truths: What’s Wrong with Cardiff Blues

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Cardiff Blues’ Director of Rugby, John Mulvihill, has left his role six months prior to its planned three-year expiry. The region shiftily cited “personal reasons”. Dai Young, original Blues coach, has returned as interim Director of Rugby. Blues are stalled in fourth place, having won five of eleven games in the Guinness Pro14 this season. […] READ MORE


Toronto Wolfpack: Top Six Road Games in Franchise History

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The Toronto Wolfpack has had numerous road games in its short history. The Wolfpack, which originated in 2016 thanks to Eric Perez and David Argyle has had a successful run on the road from 2017-20. Raheem Bashir, who has long covered Toronto for Last Word on Rugby, picks out some of the best moments in […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership 2019/20 season grading

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The 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season is complete and Exeter Chiefs have been crowned champions. Looking back at the domestic and European campaigns of each of the 12 clubs, Robert Rees grades each sides performances. Grades are given based on a combined domestic/European contribution, but Champions Cup rates higher than Challenge Cup. Exeter Chiefs – A++ […] READ MORE


Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup teams confirmed

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With the final round of Gallagher Premiership fixtures complete, the confirmed line-ups of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are finalised. Robert Rees brings you all you need to know about the one-off campaign ahead. Heineken Champions Cup sides confirmed There are going 24 teams that make up the top tier tournament for the […] READ MORE


Leeds Rhinos’ ‘Golden Generation’ 

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In one of the most dominant periods in the sport, Leeds Rhinos won seven Grand Finals, two League Leaders Shields, and the Challenge Cup between 2004 and 2014. Last Word on Rugby has decided to recount that unprecedented decade of success.  Background on Leeds Rhinos ‘golden generation’ The Rhinos came into the 2004 season having […] READ MORE


Danny McGuire: profile of a Leeds Rhinos legend

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Danny McGuire is a name known throughout rugby league due to his personal success as Super League’s record try scorer and Leeds Rhinos’ exploits. Last Word on Rugby League writer Sam Harris profiles the great man.  Danny McGuire: promise as a youngster McGuire was a talented scrum-half and started his foray into rugby league at local […] READ MORE


Toronto Wolfpack drop out from the 2020 Super League Season

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Sadly, today, the Toronto Wolfpack has decided to drop out of the Betfred Super League season and the Coral Challenge Cup in 2020. This article will take a look at why Wolfpack decided to drop out of the Super League season. It will also take a look at the Wolfpack’s possible plans for the future. […] READ MORE


Free-scoring St Helens ‘lit up’ the 1996 Super League

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Last Word on Rugby is taking a look at some of the most memorable seasons in the Super League era, picking out one team each time. First up is the inaugural campaign in 1996, focusing on the entertaining St Helens side.  St Helens 1996 Season The St Helens side in the 1996 Super League could be […] READ MORE