Composure the All Blacks Key Asset: DHL Lions Series First Test

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While the execution let the side down in the end; in the opening attacking play, and in the middle of the second half, this Lions team showed the glimpses that everyone knew they possessed. Quality players, good motivation and combined strength. But with mixed messages issued from the coaches box, it had a counter-intuitive affect. READ MORE



British and Irish Lions Squad Reaction; Gatland’s Key Calls

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With the first test squad announcement, the main focus was heavily aimed at head coach Warren Gatland's key calls. Figurehead players such as George North, Leigh Halfpenny and Sam Warburton were 'headlined' to be chosen by the Kiwi-born coach, despite their performances varying in quality to their positional counterparts. Last Word on Rugby analyze the decisions and their impact teams chances against New Zealand on Saturday. READ MORE


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



England Rugby Squad Injuries No Excuse According to Eddie Jones

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From Last Word on Rugby, Steve Kendall England are approaching the upcoming series of Autumn Internationals with a depleted squad stripped of a number of positional first choices and in some cases 2nd and 3rd picks also. England Rugby Squad Injuries No Excuse According to Eddie Jones The injury list includes James Haskell, George Kruis, […] 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


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