Treble winners – St Helens 2006

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As part of a series, Last Word on Rugby is looking at the teams which have achieved the treble – winning the Challenge Cup, League Leaders and the Grand Final – in the same season. Next up is the St Helens side of 2006. Challenge Cup St Helens were looking to go one further than […] READ MORE


Treble winners – Bradford Bulls 

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As part of a series, Last Word on Rugby is looking at the teams which have achieved the treble – winning the Challenge Cup, League Leaders and the Grand Final – in the same season. First up is the Bradford Bulls side of 2003.  Challenge Cup Knocked out in the fourth round by rivals Leeds […] READ MORE


Super League proposal to return in August

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Super League has plans to return at the start of August, with three proposals being put forward to finish the current 2020 season. A group of nominated clubs continues to examine a number of scenarios for the resumption of the season, with supporters still very much at the forefront of those discussions. Teams who had […] READ MORE


Top14 and all French rugby banned until September

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Top14 rugby and French legs of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge quarter finals are in major doubts following the news that French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has banned all sporting events until September. There are also plans to keep crowds from events until January. Season unlikely to be finished It’s back to the drawing […] READ MORE


New York City rugby league team unveiled

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The New York City rugby league team was unveiled on Tuesday, March. 10. Unlike Toronto and Ottawa though, the New York City team launch was in Liverpool, England and not in New York City or – its planned base of Harrison, New Jersey. A unique approach, yet respective of the competition where the side will […] READ MORE


EPCR Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter finals postponed

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The Board of European Professional Club Rugby has decided that this season’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-final matches will not now be played on the scheduled dates of 3/4/5 April. Champions Cup postponed along with European Challenge Cup Amid growing public health concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was taken during […] READ MORE


The Toronto Wolfpack and Toronto Raptors – Similarities and Differences

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There were doubts that the Toronto Wolfpack would succeed when the team was announced. A lot of Torontonians didn’t know about the game of rugby league. This was especially true for a sport that only appeared in 2010 with the Canadian men’s rugby league team nicknamed the ‘Canada Wolverines’. However, what rugby league fans in […] READ MORE


Challenge Cup power rankings

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With the Challenge Cup pool stages over it’s time for the final round of power rankings. Robert Rees ranks each team as the top eight head into the quarter finals. READ MORE


Challenge Cup power rankings

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Only two rounds remain in this season’s Challenge Cup pool stages and it’s tight on the knockout stage qualification front. Robert Rees ranks each team in the latest LWOR power rankings.  1st – Bristol Bears (-) The Bears have romped their way to the top of pool four, dropping only a bonus point against Stade […] READ MORE


Who is Jacob Umaga?

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Having only signed a senior contract at the start of the season, a string of exciting performances have earned young Wasps starlet Jacob Umaga a new upgraded contract. The new deal comes after a man of the match performance in last weekends 32-14 Challenge Cup victory over Agen. Umaga scored 12 points and produced a […] READ MORE