New Years Eve Retrospective of MC50 Author Contributions

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As the year comes to a close, Last Word On Rugby have made a collaborative effort to compile a list of the most influential rugby players. Across our department, our MC50 author contributions have seen eight of our writing staff recall their ‘best of the best’ just in time for the New Years eve fireworks! […] READ MORE


International Test Rugby Results – Week Four

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. In the final official weekend for Autumn International test matches, there were some classic battles. Across the men’s and women’s games, rivalries again allowed great examples of the game to be played. From Béziers, France to Dublin, Ireland. Find all the International Test Rugby Results here, with Last Word On Rugby. […] READ MORE


International Test Rugby Results – Week Three

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. In a memorable weekend, there were over a dozen International Test Rugby matches played across Europe. Both Men’s and Women’s teams competed on the International stage–some predictable results, while there were some incredible match outcomes. International Test Rugby Results – Week Three If anyone were to tell you […] READ MORE


Experienced Ireland selection for Chicago game

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From Last Word on Rugby, Rory Boyd Joe Schmidt has gone for the most experienced Ireland starting 15 available to play New Zealand in Chicago. Ireland’s record against New Zealand is atrocious, with just one draw to go with the 27 defeats in the 28 games between the sides. Despite many exciting young players knocking […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones’ Options for England’s Wing Crisis

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Last Word On Rugby, by Sam Pardey. England’s Wing Crisis Following injuries and suspensions, England’s wing crisis is the pressing issue for Eddie Jones to solve this Autumn. Injuries to Jack Nowell and Anthony Watson last week have left England without their first choice wingers. The Old Mutual Wealth Series will now provide Jones with the chance […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones’ Options for England Wing Crisis

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From Last Word on Rugby, Sam Pardey England’s Wing Crisis Following injuries and suspensions, England’s wing crisis is the pressing issue for Eddie Jones to solve this Autumn. Injuries to Jack Nowell and Anthony Watson last week have left England without their first choice wingers. The Old Mutual Wealth Series will now provide Jones with the chance […] READ MORE


European Club Rugby: On The Up

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It is the final weekend of pool games in the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup and Toulon are the only team that have qualified for the quarter finals, unlike in recent years of the Heineken Cup where at this stage of the tournament the majority of the places were already determined. Despite the long and drawn […] READ MORE


Mercurial Ian Madigan The Man For The Aussies

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With Ireland having dispatched the durable Georgians with a workmanlike seven-try rout Sunday, attention now turns to southern hemisphere giants Australia, who visit the Aviva on Saturday. The men in green have already enjoyed a productive autumn by their own standards, by virtue of last week’s fantastic victory over the mighty Springboks, and now complemented […] READ MORE


Clever Ireland Out Think Boks

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My estimation of Joe Schmidt increases with every passing Ireland game. For last Saturday the wily Kiwi coach affected nothing less than a coup. It was impressive enough that the Irish underdogs secured a rare win over the mighty Springboks, fresh from their own heroics in the Rugby Championship; where only a few short weeks […] READ MORE