European Professional Club Rugby decision proves season is overloaded

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Forced to do it, the executive for European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has taken the drastic decision to not rescheduled postponed matches in European competition. “The decision was made by the EPCR executive,” said Darren Childs. Premiership Rugby’s chief executive added: “The reason we can’t reschedule those is that there are no available weekends. Our season […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership: Most Influential Departures

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Gallagher Premiership: most influential departures The 2019/2020 Gallagher premiership season seems a long time ago, and in many ways it was. However, it was completed in a way that allowed for a preview of the playing squads that would be expected in the 2020-2021 season. With the rugby restart commencing after the completion of transfers […] READ MORE




Saracens young stars: Who could shine in the Championship?

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Saracens have finally left rugby union limbo after the RFU confirmed a January 16th restart date for the Championship. After being delayed for three months the Championship is set for a January start per The Times. The news will undoubtedly be a relief to Saracens, who feared that they would be stuck in the second […] READ MORE



Exeter Chiefs crowned Champions of Europe

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After winning promotion to the top flight of English rugby ten years ago, Saturday saw Exeter Chiefs crowned Champions of Europe. They beat Racing 92 31-27 in a hugely physical encounter at Ashton Gate. Zebo’s brace of tries and Russell’s boot were not enough to win it for the men in blue and white. They […] READ MORE



Premiership Rugby round 18 player stats dive

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As the Premiership reaches its climax following Round 18, Last Word on Rugby has decided to take a look at which players have performed the best each week in the stats. David Challis will keep us up to date who has outperformed their rivals statically speaking. This week saw some incredible games, some controversial moments […] READ MORE


2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup format

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There will be 24 teams in the newly announced 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup (also called the European Rugby Champions Cup). This is an increase of 20 teams from the 2019/20 Champions Cup structure. These teams will include the top eight clubs from Premiership Rugby, Guinness PRO14, and French Top 14. This new format was created […] READ MORE