2003 RWC Anniversary: Matt Giteau

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Hard to fathom that this year’s Rugby World Cup brings up the 20-year anniversary since the 2003 RWC tournament in Australia. A contest where Wallabies playmaker Matt Giteau would be involved in one of the more epic finales in all RWC folklore. The 40-year-old was then in his early career with the Australian national team, […] READ MORE


14 Facts from Top14 Round Three

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The weird, the wacky, the numbers and names, we’ve got the Top14 Round Three covered. Larissa Falls delves deep to look at the best facts and figures from the French domestic league competition from last weekend’s action.  14 Facts from Top14 Round Three There were five multiple-try scorers in Top14 Round Three action last weekend: […] READ MORE


2023/24 Top14 Analysis: Part 2/2

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FEATURE: The Top 14 is only three days away and is starting on Friday August 18. Here is a detailed 2023/24 Top14 analysis of the teams competing in the 2023/2024 league this year. This part two of a two-part French Top14 analysis series includes what each team did last year, what are the arrivals, departures, […] READ MORE




Rhys Webb and Toulon to call it quits earlier than expected

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Toulon and Wales International scrum-half Rhys Webb is set to leave the club after agreeing to mutually end his contract early, according to reports in his home country. According to Wales Online, Webb has reached an agreement with the Top 14 club to end his stay with French team earlier than expected. The 31-year-old, who […] READ MORE



Last Word on Rugby Team of the Decade

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As the end of the decade approaches it is a prime moment to look back and reflect on a scintillating 10 years of rugby. Years of quality football from both hemispheres, where a singular Team of the Decade conversation is a recognition of the sport, and of the game. Our senior writers and management have […] READ MORE


Challenge Cup power rankings

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Only two rounds remain in this season’s Challenge Cup pool stages and it’s tight on the knockout stage qualification front. Robert Rees ranks each team in the latest LWOR power rankings.  1st – Bristol Bears (-) The Bears have romped their way to the top of pool four, dropping only a bonus point against Stade […] READ MORE


Fijian Superstar Signs for Bears

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Although not one of their most successful tournaments, the recent Rugby World Cup in Japan did throw a number of Fijian superstar players into the limelight even further than they had been before. One such player has now shocked the Gallagher Premiership by signing for West Country club Bristol Bears. Semi Radradra will join his […] READ MORE