Losing national identity- Scotland Rugby

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Scottish rugby in the last decade has grown more than most nations. Since an underwhelming Rugby World Cup in 2011, crashing out at the group stage, Scotland have vastly improved as a rugby nation. However, to take the next step and seriously challenge for a Six Nations title, will Scotland need to look at losing […] READ MORE




The southern hemisphere: COVID’s impact on rugby union

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The world is going through a tough time right now, which includes the rugby union community. However, it is not just a human toll, but an economic toll. This includes southern hemisphere countries with both Super Rugby and PRO14 teams. COVID’s impact on the southern hemisphere Africa South Africa According to RugbyPass, South Africa Rugby […] READ MORE


Premiership South Africa XV: The backs

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In the fourth of our series looking at the best overseas players to have appeared in England, James Barker compiles the South Africa Premiership Rugby XV. This team  features the Springboks who’ve made the biggest impact in England. You can see the forward pack selection here Last Word on Rugby readers and supporters were given their say on […] READ MORE


South Africa Premiership XV: the forwards

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In the fourth of our series looking at the best overseas players to have appeared in England, James Barker compiles the South Africa Premiership Rugby XV. This team, starting with the forward pack, features the Springboks who’ve made the biggest impact in England. Last Word on Rugby readers and supporters were given their say on who should make this […] READ MORE



2021 Lions tour fixtures announced

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The 2021 Lions tour fixtures have been announced for the British and Irish select team. In around 18 months they will travel to World Cup holders South Africa for the first time since 2009. Here is the comprehensive fixture list for the 2021 tour. 2021 Lions tour fixtures There will be eight tour matches in […] READ MORE