LWOR Highlights for 2016–MCXM I

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With the New Year fast approaching, Last Word On Rugby are reflecting back on a fine year. From the International matches to Super Rugby and Aviva Premiership, the ‘LWOR highlights for 2016’ are a wide and varied account. As part of our MCXM Top 10 memories of 2016, the first in our series has contributions from Australia-based writer Chris Duffy, and our […] 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


Three Key Players for Ireland in South Africa

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As Ireland embark on their Summer Tour around the beautiful South African continent, we have to take note of how long this season has in fact been. From pre-season friendlies games, a massive Rugby World Cup, a Champions Cup and including the prolonged Guinness Pro 12 this season, it has been an eternity. Which stands to question […] READ MORE


Maori All Blacks to play Munster in Ireland

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The following is a Media Release from New Zealand Rugby. MAORI ALL BLACKS TO PLAY MUNSTER IN IRELAND The Maori All Blacks will play Ireland’s Munster in Limerick, as part of a northern tour that kicks off with the already announced Chicago fixture against the USA Eagles. The Maori All Blacks first play Munster at […] READ MORE


PRO 12 Permutations

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Alright everybody, calculators at the ready – it’s time to sort out the PRO 12 Permutations! With one round of rugby left to be played, the Guinness PRO12 finds itself in rather unfamiliar territory – every game counts towards something, be that top four qualification or Champions’ Cup qualification. When the decision was taken to […] READ MORE


The PRO 12 Run-In

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With just three rounds of Guinness PRO12 action left to navigate, it’s worth looking at the movers and shakers in the league. Who is going to make the end of season play-offs and who is going to be on the outside looking in? The PRO12 Run-In is heating up… The PRO 12 Run-In LEINSTER RUGBY […] READ MORE


Tigers Fight Off Munster for Christmas Victory

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After an incredible victory last week to keep their 100% record at Thomand Park, it was Leicester’s turn to host this leg of the Pool Four European Champions Cup. Munster, who have twice before left Welford Road with a win in the bag (2003 quarter-final and 2006) sit on equal points with Stade Francais in […] READ MORE


Pro12 Table: Tight At The Top

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Last weekend's Celtic action proved that anyone can beat anyone. Heading into the Christmas period, it's tight at the top of the PRO12 table. READ MORE


Pro12: West Is Best

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Connacht just cannot stop winning. Faced with the daunting task of going to Thomond Park and winning is a task that most teams shrink away from and in most circumstances they usually end up getting a hiding for their negative mental attitude. However Pat Lam and his men arrived in Limerick with the positivity that […] READ MORE