LWOR Highlights for 2016–MCXM I

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With the New Year fast approaching, Last Word On Rugby are reflecting back on a fine year. From the International matches to Super Rugby and Aviva Premiership, the ‘LWOR highlights for 2016’ are a wide and varied account. As part of our MCXM Top 10 memories of 2016, the first in our series has contributions from Australia-based writer Chris Duffy, and our […] READ MORE


Emotional Munster do Foley Proud

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Last Word On Rugby, by Rory Boyd. An emotional Munster side ran in five tries on Sunday, to beat Glasgow Warriors 38-7 at Thomond Park, Limerick. After the tragic death of their head coach and former captain Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley, the Munster boys did their best to honour his legacy. While it serves as an […] READ MORE



Tigers Fight Off Munster for Christmas Victory

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After an incredible victory last week to keep their 100% record at Thomand Park, it was Leicester’s turn to host this leg of the Pool Four European Champions Cup. Munster, who have twice before left Welford Road with a win in the bag (2003 quarter-final and 2006) sit on equal points with Stade Francais in […] READ MORE


Struggle Continues for Munster Despite Glasgow Win

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Despite maintaining their 100% Pro 12 record against Glasgow Warriors on Friday evening, Munster remain unconvincing. Anthony Foley’s side now have a two week break to try and rectify a stuttering start to the season. Munster have won all three games in the Pro 12 thus far but their wins have come against teams that […] READ MORE


Munster Season Preview

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Munster go into a season for the first time in 14 years without Paul O’Connell as part of their squad. O’Connell, who is about to captain Ireland in the World Cup has joined the Galacticos at Toulon on a two year deal.  Anthony Foley has a major job on his hands to try and fill […] READ MORE




Irish Provinces Review After Week Twelve of Guinness Pro 12

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Irish Provinces Review after Week Twelve of Guinness Pro 12 Week 12 of the Guinness Pro 12 took place last weekend and saw all four provinces once again face off against each other. Connacht had a sensational win over Munster, while Leinster put in a strong second half performance to beat Ulster. Here is the […] READ MORE


Anthony Foley: Homegrown and Hungry

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Last Saturday was a good day for Irish rugby. And I’m not talking about the occasion that saw 40,000 rugby fanatics watch Munster demolish inter-provincial rivals Leinster at a raucous Aviva Stadium in Dublin. No, Saturday 4 October 2014 was a seminal moment in Irish rugby because it heralded the coming of age of Anthony Foley as […] READ MORE