Super Rugby divorce: Is it a done deal

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The Super Rugby divorce between the Australasian teams, South Africa and Argentina sounds like a done deal. There are lingering questions if this is indeed the case. Super Rugby divorce NZ Rugby CEO Mark Robinson announced that New Zealand had committed itself to a new direction at Super Rugby level. In summary, they are considering […] READ MORE


Best looking teams so far at Rugby World Cup in Japan

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The Rugby World Cup in Japan is underway, and a few elite teams have looked seriously impressive in the early stages of the tournament. After enjoying the first round of fixtures, Last Word on Rugby has looked closely at the results, and found a shortlist of top performers. An agreement has been reached, and these […] READ MORE


Wellington rematch for New Zealand v South Africa

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With the assumption that Round One selection and planning policy by the two leading Southern Hemisphere rugby teams disproven, it all leads to a much more tantalizing fixture that will be the ‘Wellington rematch’ when fans prepare for New Zealand v South Africa on Saturday. A rematch due to the location and recent history. In 2018, […] READ MORE


The Rugby Championship 2018 schedule released

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The 12-match schedule for The Rugby Championship 2018, including match venues and kick-off times, has been officially released. It see’s the familiar foes within the SANZAAR partnership, all challenge for superiority of the Southern Hemisphere. Reigning champions New Zealand, Argentina (see main picture), South Africa and Australia will participate in a full schedule of home […] READ MORE


‘Maximum Exposure’ Vital For England U20s, says Ryan

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England U20s were emphatically defeated at the hands of New Zealand in the final of the World Championships on Sunday. The Baby Blacks put in a commanding performance in their 64-17 win before being crowned champions for an historic sixth time. But despite the defeat, it was still a successful campaign for  England. They remain the […] READ MORE