Rugby League: time to look at Union for expansion tips

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With the Toronto adventure seemingly on life support, rugby league is looking another failed attempt at expansion. The 13 man code could learn a lot from rugby union. Unlike their league cohorts, rugby union has had little trouble expanding with Major League Rugby growing rapidly in the United States. The Top League in Japan doing […] READ MORE


Southern Kings go into liquidation

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The struggling Southern Kings rugby franchise was on Saturday placed into liquidation by SA Super Rugby (Pty) Ltd to preserve the future of rugby in the area. Southern Kings insolvent Before SA Rugby took over the franchise the original franchise owner, the Greatest Rugby Company in the Whole Wide World (GRC), were unable to service […] READ MORE


Southern Kings unable to continue in PRO14/domestic competitions

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In a short statement on news, that the Southern Kings were unable to continue in the 2019/20 competition, PRO14 Rugby stated it ‘is aware of the Southern Kings voluntary decision to withdraw from any domestic competitions in South Africa for the rest of the 2020 calendar year. That admission from the competition organizers follows the […] READ MORE


Super Rugby divorce: Is it a done deal

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The Super Rugby divorce between the Australasian teams, South Africa and Argentina sounds like a done deal. There are lingering questions if this is indeed the case. Super Rugby divorce NZ Rugby CEO Mark Robinson announced that New Zealand had committed itself to a new direction at Super Rugby level. In summary, they are considering […] READ MORE


Full list of 2020-21 Guinness Pro14 transfers

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With the Guinness Pro14 season set to resume in August, clubs are busy completing transfers ahead of the restart and next season. Robert Rees brings you a complete list of transfers from the league.  The list will continue to be updated as every signing/departure is made, so make sure to keep checking in. Last update: […] READ MORE


PRO14 Round 5: The South African Teams

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In PRO14 round 5, the South African teams produced a home win and an away loss. The Cheetahs defeated the Ospreys 44 – 25 at home in Bloemfontein and the Southern Kings lost to the Dragons 29 – 13 in Newport. PRO14 Round 5: The South African Teams We take a brief look at each […] READ MORE


Guinness Pro14 Game of the Weekend: Dragons v Southern Kings

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The most crucial game of the Guinness Pro14 this weekend, comes at Rodney Parade in Newport, Wales. With both teams struggling in conference B (6th and 7th respectively), Dragons v Southern Kings on Saturday night, will be Last Word On Rugby’s one to watch. Guinness Pro14 Game of the Weekend Both teams are in Conference B of the […] READ MORE