George Skivington and Lewis Ludlow look ahead to Leicester

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With the opening round of the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership lurking around the corner, Gloucester Head Coach George Skivington and Club Captain Lewis Ludlow look ahead to Leicester and take a moment to reflect on the shortest pre-season in history.  Robert Rees brings you the best bites from their press conferences. Why Ludlow for captain? George […] READ MORE


Gloucester injury update ahead of Leicester clash

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George Skivington spoke to the media ahead of Gloucester’s clash with Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership. Robert Rees brings you all the latest news from the Cherry and Whites camp. Jake Polledri George Skivington confirmed that the Italian number eight is likely to be out for a number of “months” following a nasty knee […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership 2019/20 – Team of the Season

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The 2019/20 season finally came to an end over the weekend, but following over 12 months of gruelling rugby, who makes the Gallagher Premiership Team of the Season? Robert Rees breaks each position down.  Gallagher Premiership Team of the Season 1. Beno Obano (Bath) Bath’s climb to a semi-final spot was in no small part […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership 2019/20 season grading

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The 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season is complete and Exeter Chiefs have been crowned champions. Looking back at the domestic and European campaigns of each of the 12 clubs, Robert Rees grades each sides performances. Grades are given based on a combined domestic/European contribution, but Champions Cup rates higher than Challenge Cup. Exeter Chiefs – A++ […] READ MORE


2019/20 Gallagher Premiership round-up

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The Gallagher Premiership concluded with Exeter Chiefs being crowned the winners. They narrowly beat Wasps 19-13 at a very wet and windy Twickenham. Exeter fly half Joe Simmonds slotted the final kick of the match to seal the double for the Chiefs. Below is Last Word‘s round up of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership.    The […] READ MORE


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


Was Gallagher Premiership home advantage reduced without crowds?

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Whilst sports stadiums remain mostly empty around the world, the concept of home advantage has been put under the spotlight. The first football to return, the German Bundesliga, saw a significant increase in away wins. Early analysis by EPSN showed the percentage of home wins had halved. Recently, the English Premier League saw Leicester City […] 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