Gallagher Premiership playoff race

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With just four rounds remaining, the Gallagher Premiership playoff race tightens, but which teams will manage to overcome the body aches and pains that are beginning to set in and grasp onto a semi-final spot.  Despite the fact, Leicester Tigers and Saracens have already booked a place in the semis, the race for 3rd and […] READ MORE


Springbok star duo sign for Wasps and Leicester

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Leicester Tigers and Wasps have both made serious statements this week, signing the Springbok star duo Handre Pollard and Vincent Koch. Pollard, one of the best fly halves in world rugby, will join the Tigers to fill the void left by George Ford’s departure at the end of the season. Koch will leave Saracens to […] READ MORE



Gallagher Premiership 2019/20 – Team of the Season

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The 2019/20 season finally came to an end over the weekend, but following over 12 months of gruelling rugby, who makes the Gallagher Premiership Team of the Season? Robert Rees breaks each position down.  Gallagher Premiership Team of the Season 1. Beno Obano (Bath) Bath’s climb to a semi-final spot was in no small part […] READ MORE


Rob Baxter: Covid sacrifices make an Exeter title win greater

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Something many have not considered is the sacrifices made by Premiership players, Rob Baxter was keen to point out about his Exeter players who stand on the brink of a title win. In a press conference this week he noted that sacrifices went beyond simply not going out for a beer. The pressures extended onto […] READ MORE


Lee Blackett leads new era of young English coaches

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Wasps, led by 37 year old Lee Blackett, have stormed into the Gallagher Premiership final. His team will come up against serial finalists Exeter Chiefs and new European champions, of course led by Rob Baxter. This has therefore created the first final since 2013 with two Englishmen in charge of the two teams. These two […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership 2020/21 full fixture list

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The Gallagher Premiership starts in less than two months and Last Word on Rugby brings you the full list of fixtures with all the information you need to know ahead the 24th campaign of the top flight. Gallagher Premiership’s 24th campaign Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs have been handed the honour of kicking off the 2020/21 […] READ MORE


Is Alfie Barbeary the real deal?

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The 19 year old hooker/flanker hit the headlines last night, and for all the right reasons. However, lets look into the making of the man and whether Alfie Barbeary has what it takes to fulfil the potential often spoke about. What was witnessed on Wednesday night was definitely an impressive performance from a dominant and […] READ MORE


Owen Farrell banned for five games

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The much anticipated disciplinary panel of the England captain has laid down the punishment. It sees Owen Farrell banned for five games. This rules him out of the Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster. Owen Farrell appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel this evening and has been handed a five-match suspension. — Saracens Rugby Club […] READ MORE