England’s First Test XV – Reaction

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There were high hopes for Eddie Jones’ first team selection against his home nation but it is interesting that for all the sound-bites, the analogies & the staunch defence of his under-fire fly-half, Jones has gone down the tried; and to a certain extent, tested route. Instead of going toe-to-toe with an Australian back row […] READ MORE


Contenders for Green Flag Forward of the Season

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As the ‘business end’ of the rugby season approaches, naturally it’s time to reflect back on the year and take note of exceptional moments and, of course, players that have graced the field. The 2015/16 season has been a unusual compared to others; the later start to the season due to the World Cup meant […] READ MORE


What Wales Need To Do To Beat England

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  The big game approaches. Perhaps the Six Nations decider is this weekend down at England rugby HQ, Twickenham. At four o’clock the battle of red and white begins. UP FRONT The battle of the forwards will be personified by the battle of the back-row. Vunipola vs. Faletau will be the key battle and if […] READ MORE


Six Nations Round One: Team of the Week

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After round one of the Six Nations, with Italy falling short in Paris 23-21, England edging Scotland 15-9, and Ireland and Wales drawing in Dublin, Last Word On Sports have picked the team of the week. This week, it involves four Frenchman, four Englishmen, two Italians, three Irishmen, a Welshman and a Scot. 15. Maxime Medard, […] READ MORE



Billy Vunipola Injury May Save England

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Earlier today it was announced that Billy Vunipola’s leg injury sustained against Wales on Saturday is enough to keep him out for the rest of the world cup after the full extent of the knee ligament problem was unearthed. This injury could save England. As a fan, spectator and commentator on rugby you never want […] READ MORE


England Won the Battle But Not the War

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For anyone who watched yesterday’s matches, it is safe to say that the Six Nations went out in the most spectacular style. Wales laid down the law against Italy in what was certainly a match of two halves, and Ireland extended the benchmark after an emphatic win against Scotland at Murrayfield. It all came down […] READ MORE