Autumn International’s dates set, including Nations Cup & Women’s Tests

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As the year passes the change in seasons, gladly for rugby fans, it means Autumn International’s dates have been set, including Nations Cup and Women’s Test matches. Knowing this, it brings the theatre of International rugby a step closer. All the while, Guinness PRO14 and the Premiership point towards their playoffs and grand final. All […] READ MORE


Premiership Ground focus: Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park

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Sandy Park is fast becoming one of the Premiership’s most iconic venues to watch rugby. Known for its deafening atmosphere, the home of the Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park home-ground is one of the most difficult places for any side to visit. With a vocal, and passionate crowd that is close to the action, it is […] READ MORE


Women’s Super-Series status update

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The Women’s Super-Series draws towards its final round of action. The race for first place is in the balance. The tournament was designed to further advance the women’s game and provide quality competition for the best sides in the world. Although there have been some complaints about the standard of the facilities in San Diego, […] READ MORE


International Women’s rugby Super Series ready to impress

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So much more attention and positive exposure on the game, International Women’s rugby will be ready to impress when the Super Series begins Friday night. For the first time in three years, number one ranked New Zealand, No. 2 England, No. 3 Canada. No. 4 France and No. 5 USA all face-off in the 2019 […] READ MORE


John Mitchell [officially] quits the Vodacom Bulls to join England Rugby

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On the 14th of August, Last Word on Rugby was to publish a news item on John Mitchell departing the South African Vodacom Bulls organization. It appeared to be a fait accompli.…however, in the time between these dates, supposition and the facts have become entwined into a story which only Mitchell could have been associated […] READ MORE


Rassie versus Eddie – Generals of Rugby

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Rassie versus Eddie is really what Saturday’s Test match between England and South Africa comes down to. The history between the two rugby nations could be viewed as a slightly lesser form of warfare. Rassie versus Eddie The coaches involved easily comparable to generals of rugby. They plan out chess-like strategies to the ‘nth’ degree […] READ MORE


England Names Sevens Squads For 2017/18 Season

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The rugby sevens season is back and teams are naming their squads for the hectic season ahead. The Rugby World Cup Sevens is the biggest goal for the season. Many teams are playing in their Regional Qualifiers as England Names Sevens squads for 2017/18 season. With the retirement of DJ Forbes, James Rodwell could become […] READ MORE


Change in Tactics Wins New Zealand Black Ferns WRWC2017 Title

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The applause is still ringing around Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, after the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup final. It was a change in tactics that allowed the New Zealand Black Ferns to win their fifth World Cup title – winning 32-41 over England. But it seemed like the Kiwi women would be outsmarted by England […] READ MORE


WRWC2017: England v New Zealand Showdown In World Cup Finale

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It was the penultimate round of games in Belfast yesterday, as teams fought for places in the final matches of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 (WRWC2017). With a wealth of knockout rugby played, it ended up as an England v New Zealand showdown in the World Cup finale. The day panned out well for […] READ MORE


WRWC2017 Day Three: Canada Fails To Impress as USA Progress

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It was the final day of pool play for the Women’s Rugby World Cup (WRWC2017) in Dublin today. The final round of games played on WRWC2017 Day Three may have failed to live up to expectations though, with two key contests only reinforcing leading teams favouritism. Canada failed to impress, as they were outsmarted and […] READ MORE