2021 British and Irish Lions tour endorsed

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The British & Irish Lions and SA Rugby confirmed the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa will go ahead as scheduled. Endorsed by both host and visitor, it confirms the commitment to proceed with the itinerary that sees the eight-game tour kick off on Saturday July 3, 2021 when the Lions play […] READ MORE


Rugby Highlights 2019 – LWOR top ten

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When compiling our list of Rugby Highlights, all the contributions were both personal, and a mix of popular and particular. Just like every rugby-conversation though, it is a mix of the most popular, and the most enjoyable moments across another great 12 months for Last Word on Rugby. Rugby Highlights of 2019 – LWOR top […] READ MORE



South Africa win the 2019 Rugby World Cup final

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Rassie Erasmus’ dream journey as the Springboks coach continues as South Africa win the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, to become the first side the win the World Cup having lost a game in the pool stage. South Africa get their third title Joining the ranks of 1995 and 2007, Siya Kolisi’s crew lifted the […] READ MORE




Wellington rematch for New Zealand v South Africa

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With the assumption that Round One selection and planning policy by the two leading Southern Hemisphere rugby teams disproven, it all leads to a much more tantalizing fixture that will be the ‘Wellington rematch’ when fans prepare for New Zealand v South Africa on Saturday. A rematch due to the location and recent history. In 2018, […] READ MORE



Post-2018 Rugby Championship; What was Learned?

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After the dust has settled, any post-Rugby Championship analysis can begin. This will have been at the boardroom level, in the team sheds after the final matches, and in the sports club and bars of rugby fans across all countries. Digesting the outcome can be simplified; New Zealand were only beaten once. Few teams could […] READ MORE