You Win Some; You Lose Some. But a Lions Series Draw–Failure or Victory

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From the outside, the Lions series draw is not what anyone will have planned. The action on the field was of a high quality. Many of the players had tremendous affect on the outcome; Kieran Read, Maro Itoje, Rieko Ioane or Toby Faletau. And to be fair, with all the quality, the fierce contest is likely to have negated the other sides effectiveness. An indication of this is the New Zealand team usually average over 30 points in their last six years of contest. In the Lions series draw, only 22. And that might be glossing over how difficult the opposition were. So full credit, where credit is due. READ MORE


Some Six Nations Teams Went Backwards in 2017

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Performance is key, as is expressing yourself. With the influx of Southern Hemisphere coaches, the quality is improved, the players are more satisfied, and place a high focus on these fixtures. Now, Six Nations fans all across the globe are keen to see whether the rumours are true. And, yes they are true. The 2017 Six Nations now challenges The Rugby Championship, as the premier international competition. READ MORE


Six Nations Just Around the Corner

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From Last Word on Rugby, Scott Hornell In less than three weeks time, the European rugby calendar will be full-to-overflowing. Why? It’s simple…because with Six Nations just around the corner, one of the Premier annual events in rugby union will have fans expecting some of the best rugby matches for 2017. Paying respect to many […] READ MORE



Incredible Moments in Sport for 2016

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. The list has just grown a little bit longer, in terms of Incredible Moments in Sport for 2016. Today, the Irish rugby team gained their very first win over the New Zealand All Blacks–which has taken them over 111 years of trying. Moments like this have become more common […] READ MORE


Ireland Prepare to Face All Blacks

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. A 34-man Ireland squad has been named ahead of the match against New Zealand in Chicago. In the first of two matches against the World Champions, Ireland prepares to face the All Blacks in front of an excited US crowd, next Saturday on Soldier Field. Ireland Prepare to […] READ MORE


Warren Gatland Lands “Best Job” in World Rugby

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by Molly Smith (editor), Last Word on Rugby Yesterday it was finally revealed that Warren Gatland will be the man in charge as the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand looms. After coaching the 2013 squad to a 2-1 series win in Australia, Wales‘ head coach will temporarily step down from his role […] READ MORE


Reality Of New Pro12 Rugby Nations

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With desire to improve and expand the Guinness Pro12 being suggested by many parties, recent talk of new Pro12 rugby nations has arisen. Is this a reality? Let Last Word On Sports take a look at the pro’s and con’s of such action. PRO12 – THE SITUATION With the Guinness Pro12 in dire need of more […] READ MORE



Dublin Sevens: Russia and Spain Ready for Day Two

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The Dublin Sevens kicked off in style at the UCD Bowl yesterday. With 16 nations competing for the last remaining spot to the 2016 Rio Olympics it was ‘all or nothing’. This Women’s Global Repechage had the crowd entertained from start to finish, with some of the best sevens rugby you will ever see. Russia swept through their pool in […] READ MORE