Highest paid rugby union players 2020

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Rugby union players can be well paid, and despite the pandemic, there are still plenty of lucrative contracts out there. Looking at various media sources, Last Word has identified the highest-paid rugby union players in the world.  14th. Faf de Klerk – £500,000 The Sale Sharks and World Cup-winning scrum-half is pocketing half a million […] READ MORE


The 24 teams that would qualify for 2020-21 Heineken Champions Cup

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With the Guinness Pro14 highlighting their qualifying process in yesterday’s announcement, the discussion once again turned to Heineken Champions Cup qualification, and who qualifies.  There has been heavy talk of a 24-team competition, so here are the teams that would qualify for that ‘one-off’ setup. Guinness Pro14 Let’s start off with the Celtic Rugby qualifiers. […] READ MORE


Pro14, Top14, Super Rugby and Gallagher Premiership attendances 2019/20

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With the Pro14, Top14, Super Rugby and Gallagher Premiership either cancelled or postponed, the crowds seem unlikely to return to stadiums for at least a few months, maybe even next year. Therefore, Robert Rees has worked out the average attendances for all sides involved, domestically and for those in Europe.  All the average Guinness Pro14,  Gallagher Premiership […] READ MORE


Play our game of interactive Rugby union Top Trumps

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Bored of no rugby to watch? Here at Last Word on Rugby we’ve got you covered with our very own game of rugby union Top Trumps’. Just print this article out and cut the cards out to play with friends or family, especially your children! Below are 32 cards of current and legendary international rugby […] READ MORE


Top14 and all French rugby banned until September

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Top14 rugby and French legs of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge quarter finals are in major doubts following the news that French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has banned all sporting events until September. There are also plans to keep crowds from events until January. Season unlikely to be finished It’s back to the drawing […] READ MORE


EPCR speak out on ‘Club World Cup’ proposal

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The news broke on Monday morning of discussions regarding a Club World Cup in the place of the current European competitions. EPCR have since given a statement on the current state of affairs.  Robert Rees brings you the latest on the proposal. Club World Cup proposal Much like football, there is a want from some […] READ MORE


POLL: Pick your greatest amateur era XV

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It’s time to pick your greatest amateur XV. We’ve compiled a list of the greatest players in every position from the amateur* days of rugby. The players played all or most of their significant careers pre-1996 and YOU can choose who gets in each jersey. 88 men have been brought together in a who’s who […] READ MORE


Brexit providing huge challenges for European rugby

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With Brexit due on January 31 for the UK there are far more permutations than just domestic ones. Rugby will suffer as a consequence if a no deal is passed through and faces challenges in the months following the result, whenever MP’s decide for that to take place! No deal Brexit changes everything Currently, citizens […] READ MORE


Semi Radradra shows World Cup fans ‘he got Game’

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Flying fijian Semi Radradra has shown the world ‘he has game’ and showed a skillset that ignored the conditions, to lead all statistics in a fine display. The above highlights package shows footage of the utility back at his finest. Given license to run hard at the Georgian team – from numbers 1 to 15. […] READ MORE


Toulouse Win Thriller With Bordeaux: Top 14 Round Nine Wrap

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The Top 14 round nine had the expectation of a standout weekend. Third placed La Rochelle had the chance to gain ground on leaders Lyon, while Toulouse (fifth) and Bordeaux (sixth) could cement their place in the top four. With the announcement of the French squad ahead of the November internationals, it paved the way […] READ MORE