England can beat the All Blacks with a bit of unpredictability

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England put on a much-improved performance against Japan after their limp display over the Pumas. An error-ridden Japan were poor, allowing England to rediscover their confidence ahead of this Saturday’s huge clash where they intend to beat the All Blacks. New Zealand, by contrast, was taken all the way by a brave Scottish team before […] READ MORE


Wasteful England punished by hosts: Scotland v England 2022

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Eddie Jones and England will be kicking themselves for not claiming back the Calcutta Cup after Saturday’s Scotland v England 2022 clash. It was a pulsating clash at Murrayfield, with Scotland sneaking home 20-17 despite England dominating possession and territory. The difference came down to Scotland taking what limited chances came their way. Eddie Jones […] READ MORE


The England Number Eight debate

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After a highly successful Autumn international campaign, England rugby fans will be full of expectations as we head into the 2022 Six Nations Championship. One of the big questions they will ask is who will win come out on top in the England number eight debate. England will start with a massive clash against Scotland […] READ MORE



Exeter Chiefs Rugby 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus

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Gallagher Premiership Rugby is just weeks away from beginning. Here at Last Word on Rugby, we’re turning the microscope on to all the major competing sides and focusing on Devon’s Exeter Chiefs. The former Championship winning club was bested in the final playoff match. One that will be remembered for the sheer excitement and to-and-fro […] READ MORE



British and Irish Lions gear up for Springbok backlash

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Warren Gatland, the British and Irish Lions coach has made three changes to the side that won the first test. Mako Vunipola comes in for Rory Sutherland, Chris Harris replaces Elliot Daly and Conor Murray is in for Ali Price. There are also changes on the bench that sees Taulupe Faletau replace Hamish Watson. Elliot […] READ MORE


Simmonds and Dombrandt shine in Gallagher Premiership

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The Gallagher Premiership semifinals over the weekend propelled English rugby to the forefront of European rugby. Contrast France’s Top 14 semifinals which were tight, turgid affairs dominated by the forwards. The Gallagher Premiership will never be able to match the salaries that the Top 14 can dish out. However, for any southern hemisphere player wanting […] READ MORE