Saracens Double Double Dream Remains Alive

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From Last Word on Rugby, Steve Kendall Showing the sort of steely resolve and tremendous footballing abilities we have come to expect, the reigning European Champions overcame the desperate passion and additional neutrals’ support of Clermont Auvergne to ensure that Saracens are still on course for the ‘Double Double’. Saracens Double Double Dream Remains Alive […] READ MORE


Champions Cup Quarter Finals Draw Complete

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Last Word On Rugby, by Robert Rees. Champions Cup quarter finals were up for grabs as the pool stages entered it’s closing stages. With four teams still to play, three of which could have a chance at qualification, it meant all was all to play for as Wasps took on Zebre and Toulouse faced Connacht. FINAL DAY EQUATION Toulouse […] READ MORE


Emotional Munster do Foley Proud

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Last Word On Rugby, by Rory Boyd. An emotional Munster side ran in five tries on Sunday, to beat Glasgow Warriors 38-7 at Thomond Park, Limerick. After the tragic death of their head coach and former captain Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley, the Munster boys did their best to honour his legacy. While it serves as an […] READ MORE


The Fall of French Giants Toulouse

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Last Word On Rugby, by Rory Boyd. French giants Toulouse‘s defeat away to Connacht in the first round of the European Champions Cup shouldn’t have come as a surprise to many. The result in Galway is a measure of how much rugby’s landscape has changed. Not only have Connacht emerged as a team that can, […] READ MORE



Glasgow’s Plastic Pitch Clinic

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From Last Word on Rugby, Rory Boyd Glasgow Warriors‘ 42-13 win over the Leicester Tigers was an almost perfect example of playing to the conditions. The first round game in the Champions Cup was held at Glasgow’s home in the west end of the city, Scotstoun Stadium. Over the summer the old grass surface was […] READ MORE


Top 14 Results Poor Going into Champions Cup

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From Last Word on Rugby, Joshua Bradham Top 14 results with one week left before the European Champions cup not up to the usual French standard. Since the Heineken Cup started pitting the best European rugby clubs against each other in 1995, France has dominated. French Top 14 results have been favorable in the competition. […] READ MORE


A Change from Tradition for Tigers

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Last Word On Rugby, by Molly Smith A lot can be said for Leicester Tigers‘ solid win over Bath Rugby last weekend. Not only was it a relief for their dedicated fan base, but the comprehensive win over the West Country side injected much needed optimism into Richard Cockerill‘s men, who made a rusty start […] READ MORE



Ulster's Embarrassment of Riches

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Ulster’s Embarrassment of Riches in their back line is something to be marveled at. A couple of weeks ago we saw the triumphant return of Tommy Bowe. Having been sidelined during the World Cup with a knee injury, it was a long road back for the Monaghan-born winger but, after six months of gruelling rehab, […] READ MORE