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


Controversial Worcester Gloucester Draw Satisfies No-one

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By James Barker, Last Word on Rugby   The 23-23 Worcester Gloucester draw at Sixways has thrown up a number of talking points in Aviva Premiership round two. The Warriors will be highly disappointed that victory wasn’t secured against their closest rivals after scoring three tries.  Gloucester will be frustrated that they couldn’t capitalise fully against […] READ MORE




Irish Provinces Review after Week Seventeen of Guinness Pro 12

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Week Seventeen of Guinness Pro 12 saw a full house of defeats to Welsh teams for the Irish Provinces. Connacht lost out to Cardiff on Friday night. On Saturday both Munster and Leinster lost. Munster were easily beaten by the Ospreys while Leinster suffered the same fate against the Scarlets. Ulster were slain by the […] READ MORE


Summer Signings to Watch in 2014-15 Pro12 Season

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Pro12 Rugby is back and there are a number of new faces in new places around the league. We look at the biggest names to watch this year. Summer Signings to Watch in 2014-15 Pro12 Season Ben Te’o – Leinster Ben Te’o is probably relatively unknown amongst most Union fans in the Northern Hemisphere. Te’o […] READ MORE