Lions: Which Scotland Players could make the squad?


Scotland fans have been hotly debating which players deserve to be on the plane for the 2021 Lions tour, with just one month to go before Warren Gatland announces his 36-man squad. In total, there have been 835 individuals capped for the Lions since the first tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1888 and […] READ MORE

ANALYSIS: Louis Rees-Zammit’s Six Nations performance so far


Wales Louis Rees-Zammit’s performances to date have arguably seen him viewed as the player of the Six Nations so far. The 20-year-old Gloucester winger has shown all of his potential with examples of his pedigree that is obvious even only in his first few Tests for Wales. That includes a solid, error-free performance against Ireland […] READ MORE

Gregor Townsend explains Scotland selection decisions for Wales


Head Coach Gregor Townsend has explained his Scotland selection decisions ahead of their Six Nations finale against Wales in Llanelli tomorrow (Saturday). Scotland have made four changes, with captain Stuart Hogg and his Exeter Chiefs team-mate Jonny Gray back after helping the club to the Heineken Champions Cup and Gallagher Premiership titles. Finn Russell and […] READ MORE

Premiership marquee players: Why they must go

Following Lord Myners’ report into the Premiership salary cap, one of his recommendations was to look into getting rid of marquee players. Each Premiership team currently have two marquee player slots whose salary’s are exempt from the overall cap. Over the years the purpose of these players has somewhat shifted. They began as a way […] READ MORE

Scottish Rugby Union chiefs pocket large wage increase


The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) published their annual accounts this week and it revealed some startling figures for their board of directors.  The SRU seem to have issues in retaining their key players at their two clubs. Jonny Gray the most recent to move south and join his international teammate Stuart Hogg. Yet when it […] READ MORE

Rugby Highlights 2019 – LWOR top ten


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