Iconic NRL rivalries – Melbourne Storm v Manly Sea Eagles

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In the last of our new series, Last Word on Rugby looks at iconic rivalries in the NRL. When did this iconic NRL rivalry start? Since these two great rivals first faced off in 1998, the record stands at 38 games, with 22 wins for Melbourne, 15 wins for Manly, and 1 draw. Melbourne’s biggest […] READ MORE


When English sides dominated the World Club Challenge

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It may seem unlikely given that the NRL sides have beaten their Super League counterparts in six of the last seven editions of the World Club Challenge, but between 2004 and 2008 the English sides were undefeated.  This run contained two victories apiece for the Bradford and the Leeds Rhinos while St Helens also got […] READ MORE


Leeds Rhinos’ World Club Challenge Victories

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Following on from Leeds Rhinos’ Golden Generation piece, Last Word on Rugby decide to look back at the World Club Challenge titles they won during that period and the few where they fell short. World Club Challenge Triumphs Canterbury Bulldogs – 2005 Following their 2004 Grand Final victory, the Rhinos earned a place in the […] READ MORE


Daly Cherry-Evans – Rugby league’s best all-time rookie?

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Rugby league is a sport that comprises two teams with thirteen players each. The game originated from Northern England. Its rules have changed since 1895 to entertain spectators. Most rugby league rookies are usually under intense pressure to perform well. They often add magic to the game and perhaps the most notable of these rookie’s […] READ MORE