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


Guinness Pro12 Semi-Final Weekend: The Preview

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Last Word on Rugby, by Sam Meade. Ireland has provided six of the last nine winners for the Guiness Pro12 and 60% of the play-off teams for the last five years and no team has won an away semi-final in the Pro12 era. In short: the Welsh battalion has a lot on their hands. Scarlets and Ospreys […] 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


Ireland Announce 31 Man World Cup Squad

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Ireland have announced their 31 man squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup which begins in just over two weeks time. Joe Schmidt has confirmed widespread rumours that winger Andrew Trimble has failed to secure a place in the squad after a toe injury at the start of this year. Despite returning to training, the […] READ MORE




Ireland Continue Six Nations Sweep

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Ireland made it two wins from two in the 2015 Six Nations with a seven point victory over France. This was a monstrously physical game from start to finish and thanks to their accurate goal kicking, Ireland go into their next game with England with a 100% record. Ireland Continue Six Nations Sweep Jonny Sexton […] READ MORE


Six Nations: Italy v Ireland Analysis

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Joe Schmidt will be happy that Ireland won this game but that is where his happiness will probably end. He and Ireland are looking to be in contention at the business end of the World Cup but if performances like this one are replicated, Ireland will struggle in the Six Nations this year. Ireland are […] READ MORE