Six spots to fill in 2022, as RWC2023 qualification continues

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With six spots officially leftover RWC2023 qualification tournaments scheduled this season, the candidates must all be focused on ‘any and every opportunity’ to reach Paris in September 2023. World Rugby has described the pathway for qualifying International sides to follow, if they wish to add their nation to the participating 20 men’s sides for the […] READ MORE


Closed Shop; Six Nations Championship status quo unjustifiable

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With both the Six Nations Championship wrapped up and the Rugby Europe Championship 2021 on pause until the summer, the status quo that is the 6 Nation’s closed shop is the question that won’t go away. There has been a repeated failure by one of the championship partners. With Italy continually living down to original […] READ MORE


Rugby Europe Championship 2021 – Triunfo and Desastre

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The Rugby Europe Championship 2021 is now on hold until this summer, with a Covid disrupted tournament still a year away from normality. Last weekend had a massive role to play in who would be putting themselves in pole position to head to France. A fresh Portugal took on a winless Spain, whilst Romania had […] READ MORE



Rugby Europe Championship 2020

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Here we are in February 2021, wrapping up the Rugby Europe Championship 2020. It’s surreal to think about what has happened in the world since the last round was played but let’s take a look at the final round of the often dubbed ‘Six Nations B’. Belgium vs Romania As mentioned last week, the game […] READ MORE



Georgia Rugby fans call out “Lelo, Lelo Sakartvelo”

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Georgia Rugby; also known as the Lelos, has thus far participated in four successive RWCs since 2003. This year’s RWC will be their fifth and 2019 should be one that improves the credentials of this European rugby-power. They have also won the Rugby Europe Championship 10 times (2001, 2008, 2009, 2012-16 and 2018). A strong […] READ MORE


Scotland Rugby World Cup prospects

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Scotland will have to compete with the world number one side and the hosts in order to qualify from Rugby World Cup Pool A. Positively, three wins out of four warm-up games is a good sign for Scotland Rugby World Cup progress. But of concern to their fan base, they have issues with injuries and […] READ MORE


Georgia Rugby World Cup expectations

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Georgia has a great opportunity to put themselves to the forefront of the minds of the fans during the upcoming World Cup in September. However, as the event draws ever closer, Last Word on Rugby asks how much do we really know about the Georgia Rugby World Cup team? As David Challis has done with […] READ MORE