Rugby Sevens: the Game We Love

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It is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today. Since its inclusion at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, the popularity of the sport of Rugby Sevens continues to grow. From its humble beginning in Scotland, to the ‘Mecca of Sevens’ in Hong Kong, this fast, action-packed game continues to evolve. Last Word on […] READ MORE


New Zealand Domestic Rugby Competitions Reach Their Final Round

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After nine weeks, the short window for New Zealand domestic rugby competitions has reaches their final round. For the Mitre 10 Cup, Heartland Championship and Farah Palmer Cup leagues, the last fixtures this weekend will all determine the placings for the semifinals and playoff matches over the next two weekends. From traditional local derby games, inter-Island […] READ MORE


All Black Selectors Make Subtle Changes for ARGvNZL

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If all those elements come together, after the All Black selectors make subtle changes for ARGvNZL, then The 2017 Rugby Championship title is one step closer for the current World Champions. READ MORE


Steve Hansen 101 “Never Assume Anything in Test Rugby My Son”

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. Over the years of his International coaching career, Steve Hansen looks like a man who is becoming more comfortable in his role. The success of the team during his term (2004-11 Assistant/2012-present as Head Coach) appears to have given Hansen confidence to show his personality. If ever there […] READ MORE



World Cup Title Number Five: What Changes for Women’s Rugby in NZ

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. After the New Zealand Black Ferns rugby team achieved their fifth World Championship in 20 years, the plaudits and respect is well deserved. They; along with all the competing teams in Ireland, are enjoying a wave of support in the game. And one would hope that Women’s rugby […] READ MORE


New Significance for Meads Cup in Heartland Rugby Championship 2017

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. There will undoubtedly be a new significance for the Meads Cup in the Heartland Rugby Championship, 2017. In the wake of the passing of the trophies namesake, teams competing in the top division of the Championship will all seek to honour Sir Colin Meads. The Mitre 10 Heartland […] READ MORE


Sir Colin Meads: Rugby Statesman

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. The rugby world is in mourning, with the passing of a legend. A word that is fitting when it is spoken of Sir Colin Meads, the former-All Blacks captain. He passed away after a long battle with illness, and the great man will be remembered across the globe for […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup Records Under Fire in Ireland WRWC2017

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So as the matches continue at Billings Park on Thursday, fans on hand will feel the excitement, hear the tackles and witness the joy, as teams celebrate. Fans from all around the world can listen, watch or stream the games.  In Ireland, geographic barriers and Rugby World Cup records continue to fall at the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, as the game goes from strength to strength. READ MORE


Harbour Rugby “Not Done Yet”

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The new mantra for the Harbour rugby side of 2017 is "not done yet". They are looking to regain respect, after elevation to the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership READ MORE