Three keys for Wales to beat England this weekend

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Billed as a potential Six Nations Grand Slam decider, one of the oldest rivalries in rugby comes to the Principality stadium this Saturday. England have rediscovered their mojo. Wales are on the brink of an unprecedented winning streak. Someone will crack, but who will it be? After their start to this Six Nations England are […] READ MORE


Elliot Daly joins Saracens in new deal

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Saracens have confirmed the signing of England international Elliot Daly. He will link up with the club at the end of the season having penned a new deal that’ll keep him at Allianz Park until the summer of 2022. London return for Daly Born in Croyden, Daly returns to London after playing junior rugby to […] READ MORE


Lima Sopoaga brings All Blacks ‘sparkle’ but will he fit in at Wasps Rugby?

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As one of the highest-profile arrivals to this season’s Gallagher Premiership, Lima Sopoaga will join up with a Wasps Rugby side looking to go one better than their semi-final loss to Saracens last year. Sopoaga will hope to fill the shirt left vacant by mercurial; if somewhat divisive, fly-half Danny Cipriani. That player has moved […] READ MORE


Five Players who will miss 2018 NatWest Six Nations

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LWOR has gone into the injury reports, & found Five Players who fans will miss during the 2018 NatWest Six Nations. Eddie Jones with England, Warren Gatland's Welsh setup, will miss the men who won't play this year; all world beaters....& all injuries will give their nations plenty of headaches on who to replace them 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


Premiership Players to Watch This Season

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The Premiership season is rushing up on us.  It is time to start dusting off our rugby hats and ready our analytical pads to watch the teams go head to head. Last season there were a few players that came to the forefront of the Premiership scene. Its time to discuss those who may have […] READ MORE


DHL Lions Series: All Blacks/Lions share spoils. LWOR player ratings

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The third test was probably where each side was more studied on the other. Tactically, both managed to excite the crowd yet the pressure mounted on each. As that happened the game became more centered. It was a game that wasn't able to open up as easily. Which was great for purists, but was less exciting than test one of the DHL Lions Series. READ MORE


All Blacks just too good for Lions: LWOR player ratings First Test

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As expected the All Blacks fortress that is Eden Park delivered once again, as Steve Hansen’s side ran out 30-15 winners over the Lions. it proved true, with the All Blacks just too good for the Lions, who entered this match with high expectations. Ironically the Lions conducted themselves very well, and will be pleased with […] READ MORE


Close quarters combat: Otago Highlanders v British and Irish Lions

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If anything can be learned from this match, it is that the traditional rivals; such as existed on previous tours, are now replaced by the franchise teams. The Blues, Crusaders, Highlanders, Chiefs and finally the Hurricanes. A huge wall to climb by the tourists--only made more difficult, thanks to a famous Otago Highlanders victory. READ MORE


Top 5 Lions candidates to fill vacant Stuart Hogg fullback position

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It’s the news that everyone was dreading – two-time Six Nations ‘player of the year’ Stuart Hogg has been ruled out of the remainder of the Lions tour after a freak accidental collision with Connor Murray. This had led to discussion about the leading candidates for the vacant Stuart Hogg fullback position. Though he was […] READ MORE