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


Guinness Pro14 set for August restart as Dragons set for Champions Cup

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The Guinness Pro14 is set to resume on August 22 after a five month hiatus. A board meeting on Tuesday determined that the league, along with professional medical guidance, would restart with derby games. August 22 restart Saturday August 22 is officially the date that the Guinness Pro14 plans to resume action with two rounds […] READ MORE


Top 25 Champions Cup pool stage performers

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The 2019-20 Champions Cup campaign may be curtailed, but with plans to yet finish the competition off, Last Word takes a look back through the history books to bring you the top 25 teams in terms of points collected in the pool stages.  Champions Cup history – Pool points The points are taken from every […] READ MORE


Champions Cup power rankings

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With the final stages of Champions Cup pool matches completed Robert Rees takes a look at the final round of power rankings. 1st – Leinster – (-) Leinster retain the top spot and head into the quarter finals with 28 out of a possible 30 points. They rampaged through both Lyon and Benetton in their […] READ MORE


European Champions Cup Qualification Simplified

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As we enter the final rounds of the Champions Cup the qualification excitement hots up. As per usual the qualification situation is immensely complicated. Therefore, David Challis is attempting to simplify the situation somewhat. Taking each pool one by one hopefully the picture will begin to be deciphered. However, a lot can change between now […] READ MORE


Champions Cup power rankings

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Rounds three and four are complete in this season’s Champions Cup. We have the first team into the knockout stages and Robert Rees ranks each team in the latest LWOR power rankings. 1st – Leinster (Up 1) Leo Cullen’s men take the top spot following their qualification to the knockout stages. An emphatic double header […] READ MORE



Champions Cup Round One: Pool Four focus

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The Heineken Champions Cup kicked off with a huge weekend of rugby in round one. Here at Last Word on Rugby, our group of writers will cover the results and the outcomes. Rhiannon Garth Jones places a full focus on pool four, which contains last year’s runner-up and French giants, Racing 92. Pool four: overview Racing 92 […] READ MORE


Champions Cup Round One summary

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Week one of the Heineken Champions Cup gifted some big scores, big shocks and some old fashioned thumpings. A huge weekend of rugby is over, and Robert Rees gives you your 2018/19 Champions Cup round one summary Pool One Standings Leinster – 5 points Toulouse – 4 points Bath – 1 point Wasps – 0 […] READ MORE