British and Irish Lions Battle Past Crusaders: LWOS Player Ratings

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Last Word on Rugby, by Sam Meade. The British and Irish Lions handed the Crusaders their first defeat for over 10 months, with a 3-12 success in Christchurch. The outstanding Owen Farrell kicked all 12 points in his first start for the British and Irish Lions on this tour. It was a welcome win for the Tourists after they […] READ MORE






Wales Stumble Past Japan

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From Last Word on Rugby, Robert Rees Wales stumbled past Japan in Cardiff, 33-30 thanks to a last minute drop goal courtesy of Sam Davies, but the performance was very unsatisfactory. Howley and his men put on a display that most in the stadium would want to forget and hope not to see again soon. […] READ MORE


Tom Wood’s Determination Can be an Example to Jamie Roberts

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From Last Word on Rugby, Steve Kendall Both England and Wales have revealed their teams to face their respective Southern Hemisphere opponents on Saturday and whilst there is success for England’s Tom Wood being selected at open-side flanker, there is equal disappointment for Wales’ Jamie Roberts having been dropped from the starting XV to face […] READ MORE


Lions Tour Contenders, The Starting XV

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It appears the that the Lions coach will be announced by 6th September,  but which players going on this summers performances will be on the Lions tour to New Zealand? Due to the physicality of the New Zealand tour a larger squad will be needed, so here is our proposed starting XV for the first Test […] READ MORE