Welcome Alan Gilpin, World Rugby CEO

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Announced last week, the new Chief Executive Officer for World Rugby is Alan Gilpin. And while it is not groundbreaking in his placement, it furthers the continuity in leadership and strategy. By promoting from within, World Rugby have taken the safe route, and has every confidence in their man. Gilpin is highly regarded within the […] READ MORE




Best rugby feature stories of 2020

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Known as much for our rugby feature stories, as well as news and analysis, Last Word on Rugby presents our Top 10 best of series. Amid the range of published rugby feature stories submitted over this year, our readers were given a selection of themes. From developing stories, to Tier One player profiles, the variety […] READ MORE


The Southern Hemisphere: COVID’s impact on rugby league

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The world is going through a tough time right now, which includes the rugby league southern hemisphere community. However, it is not just a human toll, but an economic toll. This includes Australia and New Zealand, which have teams in the National Rugby League (NRL). COVID’s impact on the southern hemisphere for rugby league National […] READ MORE



Six Nations matches under threat due to Coronavirus

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Italy has seen an outbreak of the Coronavirus, and 11 towns in Italy have now been quarantined due to the deadly virus. Travellers returning to Great Britain have been told to “self-isolate” themselves at home, and worries over the coronavirus’s spread have caused upcoming Six Nations fixtures to be under threat. Italy’s men’s and women’s […] READ MORE