Pascal Pape’s Theatrics Shameful to Rugby

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French international star Pascal Pape embarrasses French rugby with his actions against Edinburgh. Stade Francais faced off against Edinburgh in the third round of the European Challenge Cup on Saturday. The match was fun, exciting, and an absolute joy to watch. The match also provided another controversy to distract slightly from the Dylan Hartley debacle. […] READ MORE



A Day Spent With the England Rugby Squad in Portugal

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Last Word On Rugby was kindly invited by the English Rugby Football Union (RFU) to join their training camp in Brown’s Resort, Algarve, to witness the England Rugby Squad field training, and to have a chance to speak with Eddie Jones. After leaving from Lisbon, LWOR arrived at one of the most amazing and well prepared sports resorts in […] READ MORE


Adriaan Strauss Not to Blame for Springbok Failure

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A common question raised by many fans and commentators in South African Rugby – “is Adriaan Strauss a bad Springbok?” If you hear some pundits and many of the Boks followers, it’s commonly claimed that Strauss is one of the worst players within Allister Coetzees’ setup. Statements made are that “he doesn’t tackle”, “Malcolm Marx brings more […] READ MORE


Premiership North v South

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Using the ‘Watford Gap’ as a generous dividing line for a North v South selection policy and, allowing the Worcester Warriors to even things up by being included dubiously in The North, Last Word on Rugby contributor Steve Kendall picks his current dream Aviva Premiership teams from the two regions of England. If ever a […] READ MORE


Warren Gatland Lands “Best Job” in World Rugby

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Yesterday it was finally revealed that Warren Gatland will be the man in charge as the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand looms. After coaching the 2013 squad to a 2-1 series win in Australia, Wales‘ head coach will temporarily step down from his role with the WRU and begin planning on […] READ MORE