Jerome Kaino Leaves All Blacks Squad for Personal Reasons

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. Breaking News: The All Blacks management have publicly announced this afternoon that squad member Jerome Kaino has left the All Blacks team on Game Day, for ‘Personal Reasons’. This development follows unconfirmed newspaper reports published in Australia and New Zealand. These were of personal details of an ‘extra-marital affair […] READ MORE


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


Black Ferns in Dominant Win Over Wallaroos

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. Not only were there two New Zealand rugby teams playing on Saturday night at Eden Park, but the women’s team, the Black Ferns represented their country admirably. With part of the home crowd forming early to see the women play Australia, the team performed cohesively in a Dominant Win Over Wallaroos. […] READ MORE


Solid Performance from the All Blacks Breaks Rugby World Record

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. In a tough encounter, where an Australian team took a step-up, fans saw a solid performance from the All Blacks–tested, but never ‘bested’ by the Aussies–as they claim the World Record of 18 straight victories. In front of a loyal home crowd of 47,744 at Eden Park in Auckland, […] READ MORE


Rugby Championship Results–All Blacks in Charge Yet Again

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. Two terrific test matches were played on opposite sides of the world. Final round of The Rugby Championship, but in reality, one side had dominated the tournament in 2016–the All Blacks claiming the trophy with ease. They visited South Africa to play their longtime foe, the Springboks. Across […] READ MORE


Bledisloe Cup 2016: Match One

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Today is the opening clash of The Rugby Championship. It coincides with the defense of the famed Bledisloe Cup, held by the New Zealand All Blacks, Match One of this three game challenge will bring out the best in both sides. Below are the team sheets; the Wallabies v All Blacks, with the match schedule […] READ MORE


Australian Sevens Already Making A Golden Impact

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Since the Australian Women’s Sevens team defeated New Zealand at the inaugural Olympic Rugby Sevens competition, the rugby community in Australia has been on a high. Despite World Cups and World Series in sports, many outsiders still view a Gold Medal as the pinnacle of sporting endeavour. As is so often the case, those not a part […] READ MORE


All Blacks squad named for Sydney Test

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On Saturday August 20, The Rugby Championship begins. The annual competition between SANZAAR partners South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina generate plenty of interest worldwide. In readiness for that important initial clash next Saturday, an All Blacks squad travels across the Tasman to continue a battle with their closest rivals. This first match will see […] READ MORE


Australian Women Sevens Face Canada in Semis

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The Australian Women Sevens Rugby team have advanced to the semi-finals stage of the Rio 2016 Olympics. There they will face the incredibly tough tasking of defeating a dangerous Canadian side. Australia are bidding to add Olympic Gold to their trophy cabinet alongside this year’s World Sevens Series title. Australian Women Sevens Face Canada in […] READ MORE


Fijiana Underdogs in Pool A: Olympic Sevens

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With less then a day until the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the excitement is building for the game of Rugby Sevens. The return of rugby to the Holy Grail of sport is finally here and the Women’s Olympic Sevens competition is ready to go. With Fijiana underdogs in Pool A beside the United […] READ MORE