All the free to air rugby on TV this weekend

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As the domestic rugby season clashes with the international calendar there is a feast of rugby on free to air (FTA) TV. Last Word has got you covered, so you don’t miss a thing, with the full schedule below.  Rugby season in full flow The end of a delayed season meeting the beginning of a […] READ MORE



Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup teams confirmed

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With the final round of Gallagher Premiership fixtures complete, the confirmed line-ups of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are finalised. Robert Rees brings you all you need to know about the one-off campaign ahead. Heineken Champions Cup sides confirmed There are going 24 teams that make up the top tier tournament for the […] READ MORE



COVID-19 causing Round 22 havoc in Gallagher Premiership

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Covid-19 havoc in Gallagher Premiership Covid-19 has changed the way we live and the way we absorb the sport we love. This season has been by no way straight forward. The world is a very different place now as it was when the first ball was kicked in round one. However, it hasn’t got in […] READ MORE


England squad options for International rugby restart

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To assess the England rugby squad options that are available, one needs to look far and wide. From current squad members and to include in-form players. We are not far away from Eddie Jones first squad announcement since rugby restarted. The break in the season has allowed for some players to stand out and put […] READ MORE



Gallagher Premiership 2020/21 full fixture list

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The Gallagher Premiership starts in less than two months and Last Word on Rugby brings you the full list of fixtures with all the information you need to know ahead the 24th campaign of the top flight. Gallagher Premiership’s 24th campaign Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs have been handed the honour of kicking off the 2020/21 […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby ask government for aid

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Premiership Rugby have asked the UK government for financial aid following the news from Boris Johnson that there won’t any crowds at outdoor sporting events until at least October, something which would financially cripple the English top division.  Premiership Rugby need bailout Premiership Rugby Chief executive Darren Childs said: “We can confirm we did hold […] READ MORE


The unnatural birth of Professional Rugby and its handicaps now

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Immediately upon becoming professional, Rugby Union went global. The first Professional Rugby competition was Super Rugby, now all but dead in the water. This is the story of how that came about and how the peace deal made then influences rugby’s development now. Rugby, of either code, is a story both of tribalism and exclusivity. […] READ MORE