South Africa’s Super Rugby break-up and the Pro16 idea

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A Super Rugby break-up could be imminent, and with the South Africans looking north at a spot in the Guinness Pro14, is this really the right option for all involved? Last Word delves into the issues surrounding the move. ‘It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor […] READ MORE






Super Rugby 2019: And then there were none

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The Super Rugby 2019 tournament is over for the South African franchises. The Stormers and Lions didn’t make the playoffs, and the Bulls and Sharks both lost their quarterfinal matches. Super Rugby 2019 over for SA franchises It will be of little solace to South Africans that a team competing in the South African Conference, […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Week 16: A few thoughts

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For the South African Super Rugby franchises, Super Rugby Week 16 provided us with a few thought provoking moments. Super Rugby week 16 We take a look at the past week. Some of our thoughts might cut a little across the grain of popular opinion, but if we have to ask uncomfortable questions that is […] READ MORE




Super Rugby Week Seven: Controversy Strikes

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Super Rugby Week Seven saw the DHL Stormers lose away to the Blues and the Vodacom Bulls sneak an away win against the Cell C Sharks. Super Rugby Week Seven Blues 24 DHL Stormers 9 Blues – Tries: Tenielu Tele’a, Tehere Black and Rieko Ioane Conversions: Tehere Black 3 Penalty: Tehere Black DHL Stormers – Penalties: Jean-Luc du Plessis There wasn’t […] READ MORE