Best rugby feature stories of 2020

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Known as much for our rugby feature stories, as well as news and analysis, Last Word on Rugby presents our Top 10 best of series. Amid the range of published rugby feature stories submitted over this year, our readers were given a selection of themes. From developing stories, to Tier One player profiles, the variety […] READ MORE



Leigh Centurions are the 12th Betfred Super League team in 2021

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It is official, the Leigh Centurions will return to the Betfred Super League in 2021 to replace the Toronto Wolfpack. The last time they were in Super League was 2017. In that year, they were relegated to the Championship, after they lost 10-26 against the Catalan Dragons in the 2017 Million Pound Game. 12th Super […] READ MORE



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



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