What is next for the Gallagher Premiership?

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This weekend saw the first round of fixtures in the Gallagher Premiership kick-off. This is obviously a welcome change from the off-season. Financial trouble and the slimming down of playing squads to accommodate a smaller salary cap. These issues paint a different picture to the excitement being produced on the pitch. With the uncertainty around […] READ MORE


The Rugby Queen of our Hearts

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In the most humble and respectful tone, Last Word on Rugby wishes to recognize and to honour the passing of the Monarch. A woman who some would see as the ‘Rugby Queen of our Hearts’. In doing this, firstly a reflection on the Queen who was to the majority, a constant leader and figurehead of […] READ MORE


Rugby’s Growth Problems – And how to remedy it!

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The recent announcement that both Doncaster and Ealing have had their applications to join the Premiership rejected was met by howls of anguish on Social Media.  It’s very rare to see agreement on Twitter on anything, let alone rugby, but this decision was one that united fans. The vast majority of responses to the news […] READ MORE


Red Roses secure win in Grenoble against France

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The Red Roses secured a win in Grenoble yesterday against France. The women’s Six Nations champions beat France 33-10 to become the number one ranked side in the world. The game which was televised live free-to-air on the BBC, saw the Red Roses produce a dominant display against an error strewn French side. France produced […] READ MORE


2019/20 Gallagher Premiership round-up

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The Gallagher Premiership concluded with Exeter Chiefs being crowned the winners. They narrowly beat Wasps 19-13 at a very wet and windy Twickenham. Exeter fly half Joe Simmonds slotted the final kick of the match to seal the double for the Chiefs. Below is Last Word‘s round up of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership.    The […] READ MORE


‘Barbarians 12’ video footage emerges online

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Following the cancellation of the Barbarians game against England this weekend due to the Baa-Baas squad breaking their bubble restrictions, footage has emerged of the meal, including some major Premiership stars. ‘Barbarians 12’ break covid restrictions The 12 includes the likes of Chris Robshaw, Sean Maitland, Richard Wigglesworth and Jackson Wray, some of whom have […] READ MORE


Premier 15s returns with updated laws

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The women’s Premier 15s returns after an eight month lay off. This time, with a new sponsor and four new teams joining the league.  The Allianz Premier 15s kicks off this weekend, on Saturday the 10th October and you don’t want to miss it.   The RFU announced this week that Allianz will become the […] READ MORE


The Simmonds Boys push for England recognition

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The Gallagher Premiership’s brutal schedule has inadvertently pushed a number of players into Eddie Jones’ eye line for England Rugby recognition. The England coach will be delighted that familiar and less familiar names have put themselves into consideration for the Autumn internationals. The intensity of two games a week has pushed certain players into form. […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby ask government for aid

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Premiership Rugby have asked the UK government for financial aid following the news from Boris Johnson that there won’t any crowds at outdoor sporting events until at least October, something which would financially cripple the English top division.  Premiership Rugby need bailout Premiership Rugby Chief executive Darren Childs said: “We can confirm we did hold […] READ MORE