Exeter Chiefs Rugby 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus

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Gallagher Premiership Rugby is just weeks away from beginning. Here at Last Word on Rugby, we’re turning the microscope on to all the major competing sides and focusing on Devon’s Exeter Chiefs. The former Championship winning club was bested in the final playoff match. One that will be remembered for the sheer excitement and to-and-fro […] READ MORE



Gallagher Premiership semifinals #1: Bristol Bears vs Harlequins

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Opening the penultimate weekend on the domestic calendar, this year’s Gallagher Premiership semifinals start with the enthralling Bristol Bears vs Harlequins, before Exeter vs Sales completes the preliminary finals playoffs. At the outset of this long and arduous 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership campaign, many of those predicting who would be holding the trophy at this point […] READ MORE


2020/21 Premiership Playoffs confirmed after crazy Covid-affected calendar year

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Moving from the regular season to the knockout rounds, as 2020/21 Premiership playoffs places were secured, the reality of this prolonged and somewhat crazy Covid-affected calendar year is shifted into the background. Four teams now ascend to the semi-finals. The penultimate weekend, before the two most accomplished sides will match each other in the Grand […] READ MORE


European rugby success in Champions Cup

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The European Champions Cup has been dominated in the last decade by three teams: Leinster, Toulon, and Saracens. This ruthless domination offers up a common question: is there a specific blueprint to achieve European rugby success? Three key principles from that question stand-alone to assist a side to win a European Champions Cup. However, not […] READ MORE




Rugby fans are grateful to watch rugby again

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Rugby fans are grateful to watch rugby again. It’s been a turbulent year. Thankfully, they’ve still been able to watch their team play and follow the sport they love so dearly. Albeit from the comfort of their own home and not in the stands with a beer. Despite the 2020/21 season not kicking off until […] READ MORE