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


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



Residency Rule Conundrums

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From Last Word On Rugby, by Robert Rees The residency rule has come into huge contention in recent months, more so with extra players declaring that they want to play for their new found country. Lets take a look at how fair this is, and what should the pathway to becoming a resident of a […] READ MORE


Lions Tour Contenders, The Starting XV

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It appears the that the Lions coach will be announced by 6th September,  but which players going on this summers performances will be on the Lions tour to New Zealand? Due to the physicality of the New Zealand tour a larger squad will be needed, so here is our proposed starting XV for the first Test […] READ MORE


Key Welsh Men – All Blacks v Wales

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With the Squad now used for the first Test of the series in New Zealand, who are the undeniable key Welsh men that must now be crucial to the sides success over this three match series? Down 1-0, Robert Rees looks over the Wales side and how they can go into Wellington with a positive […] READ MORE


Welsh Injuries Mount Up In New Zealand

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The first summer test in the three match series saw Welsh injuries mount with the injury of George North, but also a minor knock it seems to Gareth Anscombe.  WELSH INJURY WOES George North has been sent home with what Wales has called ”a significant tear”. He caused the All Blacks so many problems in the […] READ MORE


All Blacks Satisfied With Belief Shown

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Keiran Read and Steve Hansen have acknowledged that the All Blacks opening performance of 2016 wasn’t without it’s flaws, but applauded the attitude and belief shown by the team to come back after being down at halftime. It leaves the All Blacks satisfied in their performance, but with much to improve upon. “The whole group of […] READ MORE



Careless Wales Fall Again

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Possession 60% – 40%. Territory 63% – 37%. Pretty compelling stats those aren’t they? Usually, if the game ends with numbers like that, there’s only one winner. Not at Twickenham this afternoon where Wales dominated the game for large periods, but were in no mind to accumulate points. Instead, seemingly not heeding the lessons of […] READ MORE