2021 Betfred Championship/League 1 new season overview

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On Sunday, the schedules of both the second and third-tier leagues of the Rugby Football League (RFL) were released as seen on the RFL’s Twitter page. Both the Betfred Championship and the Betfred League 1 canceled their 2020 season because of COVID-19. Betfred Championship/League 1 schedules released 🙌 Your @Betfred League 1 fixtures are here […] READ MORE


Toronto Wolfpack: Top Six Road Games in Franchise History

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The Toronto Wolfpack has had numerous road games in its short history. The Wolfpack, which originated in 2016 thanks to Eric Perez and David Argyle has had a successful run on the road from 2017-20. Raheem Bashir, who has long covered Toronto for Last Word on Rugby, picks out some of the best moments in […] READ MORE


Rugby League: time to look at Union for expansion tips

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With the Toronto adventure seemingly on life support, rugby league is looking another failed attempt at expansion. The 13 man code could learn a lot from rugby union. Unlike their league cohorts, rugby union has had little trouble expanding with Major League Rugby growing rapidly in the United States. The Top League in Japan doing […] READ MORE


Louis Jouffret: Ottawa Aces’ first-pick Player

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Louis Jouffret is the first and right now, the only player for the Ottawa Aces XIII. According to The Canadian Press, he started his career with Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan in France’s Elite 1 competition in 2015, on course to joining the Ottawa Aces. He is currently with the Featherstone Rovers, before he earns a cap […] READ MORE


Betfred Super League votes to keep salary cap for 2021

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The Betfred Super League voted unanimously against cutting next season’s salary cap according to The Canadian Press of TSN. There were talks of reducing the salary cap to ÂŁ1.8m, which would have been a decrease of 300,000 pounds. Players might be happy with this news though as it means more money in their pockets. However, […] READ MORE


The Toronto Wolfpack and their Off-Season ‘transactions’

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Three players have left, and one player has retired for the Toronto Wolfpack while three others have signed with the Wolfpack. The three players that signed with Toronto include Sonny Bill Williams, James Cunningham, and Brad Singleton. All three players the Toronto Wolfpack have signed are Super League quality players. They will make a big […] READ MORE


Premiership Grounds focus: the Twickenham Stoop

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Over the road from England Rugby HQ sits the Twickenham Stoop, home of the Harlequins. A staple of the Premiership since the start of the professional era, The Stoop has had the honour of being the home of three Premiership teams at various times.  Aside from Harlequins, both London Irish and London Scottish have also […] READ MORE


The battle for Super League survival

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The battle to for Super League survival is intense as its ever been with four teams all separated by points difference. Sam Harris looks at how the rest of the season could pan out and which teams will survive. Super League Survival The Current Table 9th Leeds Rhinos Played 20 Points 14 10th Huddersfield Giants […] READ MORE


Best teams of the Super League opening weekend

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With the first round of fixtures in the Super League and Championship completed, Last Word On Rugby decided to choose the best performing team from each league, as their seasons begin with positive results. Super League team of the week London Broncos On their return to Super League after five years absence, London Broncos produced […] READ MORE


UK Rugby League Season – Week Two: Key Matches and Results

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The stand out fixture back in Week Two of UK Rugby League would possibly be a candidate for ‘stand out fixture of the entire season’. The Wigan Warriors v Hull FC fixture was ground breaking as it was the first ever Super League game to be played outside of Europe. Wigan gave up home advantage, with the innovative […] READ MORE