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


Scotland Rugby team scheduled to face South Africa in 2020

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With the news that the Scotland Rugby team is scheduled to face South Africa and New Zealand in 2020, it will bring a fresh challenge for the Scottish Rugby Union. That will also mean that Scotland will be the first Tier One nation to face the Rugby World Cup champions – weeks before the 2020 […] 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


2019 Final is set for England v South Africa

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After this weekend, the 2019 final was set. It will be England v South Africa in the Rugby World Cup, as they stand side-by-side at the zenith of rugby union. As seen in the above image, Siya Kilosi and his Springboks team won a tight game over Wales 19-16. Thus boosting the chances of the […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup debrief – Knockout football

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It is goodbye to Australia, Ireland, France, and Japan at the Rugby World Cup. A fond farewell but, not on the terms that the teams imagined when they planned for knockout football. Each of those four sides had hopes of continuing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC). They had hopes of performing well in […] 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


Black Ferns find healthy challenge from France Women’s XV

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In reviewing the World Champion Black Ferns rugby teams’ last match scorelines, you would find a ‘high range’. Scores of 40 or more are common, so when the France Women’s XV held them to a 0-14 score in Toulon, some fans wondered what had occurred? In reality, it is simply called competition. France are in fact […] 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


Real Test of All Blacks 2019 potential

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If ever there was to be a simulation of the high-intensity, knockout rugby that fans and players will experience in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, then it is ‘here and now’. A real Test of the All Blacks 2019 potential, as they face the Springboks on Saturday in Pretoria. This is because, in 11 months, […] READ MORE