2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup – Full focus on Pool 2

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Excitement amongst European rugby fans has been growing steadily in the last few weeks. And gladly, the moment has almost arrived. The 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup returns this weekend and promises to be at its ever brilliant best. Here at Last Word on Rugby, our group of writers will cover the results and the outcomes. […] READ MORE


Conor Murray extends contract with the IRFU

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Conor Murray has signed a new deal with the IRFU which will ensure the two-time British & Irish Lion remains in Ireland until 2022. I am delighted to have signed on with the irfu until 2022 Munster delight with Conor Murray re-signing A Munster man through-and-through, the Limerick native has committed his long-term future to […] READ MORE


Concern for Munster as Conor Murray ruled out

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With news circulating over the past 24 hours that Munster have signed scrum-half cover in the form of former All Black Alby Mathewson, a question looms over the long term fitness of half-back star Conor Murray. Lengthy rehabilitation It is understood that it could be up to 4 months before the 67 time capped man […] READ MORE



British and Irish Lions battle past Crusaders: LWOR player ratings

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The British and Irish Lions handed the Crusaders their first defeat for over 10 months, with a 3-12 success in Christchurch. The outstanding Owen Farrell kicked all 12 points in his first start for the British and Irish Lions on this tour. It was a welcome win for the Tourists after they had come in for some fierce criticism […] READ MORE


Guinness Pro12 Semi-Final Weekend: The Preview

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Ireland has provided six of the last nine winners for the Guiness Pro12 and 60% of the play-off teams for the last five years and no team has won an away semi-final in the Pro12 era. In short: the Welsh battalion has a lot on their hands. Scarlets and Ospreys travel across the Irish sea to take […] READ MORE


Munster 10 Glasgow 7: The Munster Assessment

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Munster took a huge step towards not only a Guinness Pro12 top four spot, but also a home semi final, with a 10-7 win over Glasgow at Irish Independent Park. The Irish side should have been out of sight by the time Stuart Hogg scampered down the touchline to pull the Warriors within three but […] READ MORE



Ireland Beat All Blacks To Make Rugby History In Chicago

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It took 111 years, but Ireland have finally beaten the All Blacks in an historic 40-29 win in front of 62,000 fans at Soilder Field. It was nothing short of a thriller in Chicago, and the perfect way to end a history-making week of sport in the city–the Cubs baseball team won the World Series. […] READ MORE