Aviva Premiership power now based in the South West

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The Aviva Premiership has seen a number of shifts in power this season. Recent champions Northampton Saints and Harlequins finished in the bottom four, whilst Leicester Tigers missed the play-offs for the first time in 14 seasons. There seems to be an ‘Aviva Premiership power shift’ in motion. Since the introduction of the play-offs in […] READ MORE


Rugby Eligibility Discussion Not Based on Fact or Agreed Process

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Conversation recently has seen attention focused on Rugby Eligibility. That is in regards to some International player eligibility intentions; for those whom had represented one International team, but who might now desire to play for another. Often these have been reported on widely, some including interviews and comments by some leading players. Social media has played […] READ MORE


Guinness Pro14 Game of the Weekend: Ulster V Leinster

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With the European competition break over the Guinness Pro14 returns this weekend. The most crucial game of the Guinness Pro14 round seven comes at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, Northern Ireland. With Ulster and Leinster second and third in conference B respectively, they both need a victory to keep in touch with conference leaders – Scarlets. Ulster v Leinster on […] READ MORE


Guinness Pro14 Game of the Weekend: Ulster vs Scarlets

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The biggest game of the Guinness Pro14 this weekend comes at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Current champions, Ulster v Scarlets on Friday night will be the one to watch. Guinness Pro14 Game of the Weekend Both teams are in Conference B of the Pro14 and after two rounds of the competition, remain […] READ MORE


LWOR Tackles the Top Paid Rugby Union Players Today

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With players such as Elliot Daly and Owen Farrell recently signing new long term contracts, Last Word on Rugby thought it would be interesting to find out who are the top paid rugby union players. With values going up and up, the top paid players will soon rival Rugby League and Cricket salaries, plus endorsements. […] READ MORE


Ulster Rugby Face Pressure to Utilise Embarrassment of Riches

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Australian Christian Lealiifano has signed a short term contract with Ulster Rugby until the end of January adding yet more sparkle to a star studded squad. Ulster begin their season in the newly expanded Pro14 against South African new boys the Cheetahs in Belfast on Friday 1st September. Pressure is mounting to finally turn all […] READ MORE




Foreign Legion Players in Premiership Rugby

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As the Aviva Premiership is kicking into full gear, from a distance you notice the International player roster. It appears that every side has key players helping them achieve their goals of 2016/2017. Recognizing the importance of those players in Premiership Rugby, Last Word On Sports examines the best of the ‘Foreign Legion’. With input from […] READ MORE