Springbok star duo sign for Wasps and Leicester

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Leicester Tigers and Wasps have both made serious statements this week, signing the Springbok star duo Handre Pollard and Vincent Koch. Pollard, one of the best fly halves in world rugby, will join the Tigers to fill the void left by George Ford’s departure at the end of the season. Koch will leave Saracens to […] READ MORE


Handre Pollard injury creates Springbok selection conundrum

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The Handre Pollard injury creates a selection conundrum for Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber up to and including the planned British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in July 2021. Handre Pollard injury Pollard ruptured his anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) on Friday in playing for Montpellier against Racing 92. The early word is that […] READ MORE


Highest paid rugby union players 2020

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Rugby union players can be well paid, and despite the pandemic, there are still plenty of lucrative contracts out there. Looking at various media sources, Last Word has identified the highest-paid rugby union players in the world.  14th. Faf de Klerk – £500,000 The Sale Sharks and World Cup-winning scrum-half is pocketing half a million […] READ MORE



Rugby World Cup Drop-Goals; a Symptom of Pressure

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The World Cup does funny things to players, it makes them abandon their training and do ‘strange things’. Noticing this increase in Rugby World Cup drop-goals appears to be a symptom of this pressure. Five-fold increase in Rugby World Cup Drop-Goals During the 2019 Six Nations, there was only one successful drop-goal attempt across 15 […] READ MORE



Springboks defeat Scotland at Murrayfield: Key Thoughts

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On Saturday, an expectant Scottish crowd saw the Springboks defeat Scotland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. Their expectations were not unreasonable. Before Saturday’s encounter, Scotland had lost at home only once. That was against the All Blacks in 2017. In this time, they have racked up home wins against England, Ireland, Wales, France and Australia. Springboks […] READ MORE



Springboks Defeat Italy Comfortably in Padova

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A passionate crowd of Azzuri supporters saw the Springboks defeat Italy comfortably in Padova. Padova delivered a very rainy day for this clash, which could easily have turned the game into a mud-wrestling contest between the two packs. Fortunately, this did not turn out to be the case. The quality may not have been fantastic, […] READ MORE