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


Ottawa Aces XIII will not play games in 2021

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The Ottawa Aces XIII announced on November 5th that they will not play in the 2021 Betfred League 1 season. Instead, they will play in the 2022 League 1 season. The Ottawa Aces XIII Plan to Play in 2022 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our entry into the @TheRFL leagues has been deferred to […] READ MORE


Toronto Wolfpack need to be patient on Super League’s decision

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The future of Toronto Wolfpack will not be determined this week. The earliest timeframe for a decision on the Wolfpack will be next week. Super League decides not to make a decision on Friday It was first reported by Mick Gledhill. He is a broadcast journalist for West Yorks Radio, Pulse 1, Proper Sport, and […] READ MORE


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



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


Luther Burrell: failed Rugby League stint shows difficulty in crossing codes

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Luther Burrell and his year-long spell in rugby league has once again underlined the difficulty in crossing codes. He isn’t the first, and nor will he be the last to struggle. After joining Warrington Wolves on a 30-month contract, Burrell featured just eight times as he struggled to find a way into a strong Wolves […] READ MORE


New Zealand and Queensland NRL clubs’ best ever players

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There have been some memorable players to take the field for teams based in Greater Sydney, regional New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory. Thinking of some New Zealand and Queensland NRL club’s best ever players.  Last Word on Rugby take a look at the best players to play for each of the three […] READ MORE


Best players from regional New South Wales, ACT and Victorian NRL clubs

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There have been some memorable players to take the field for teams based in Greater Sydne NRL clubs, and in regional New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, and New Zealand.  Here Last Word on Rugby are looking at the best players to play for each of the two regional New South Wales […] READ MORE


The unnatural birth of Professional Rugby and its handicaps now

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Immediately upon becoming professional, Rugby Union went global. The first Professional Rugby competition was Super Rugby, now all but dead in the water. This is the story of how that came about and how the peace deal made then influences rugby’s development now. Rugby, of either code, is a story both of tribalism and exclusivity. […] READ MORE