Pacific Nations Cup: Samoa Defeat Tonga

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The Pacific Nations Cup has ended, with the final game seeing Samoa defeat Tonga 30-10 in front of a very vocal crowd at Apia Park. That loss denied the Tongans a victory to celebrate skipper Nili Latu’s 50th cap. The Samoans; who were unlucky against the Fijians last week, dictated play from the start to keep their hopes alive for qualification […] READ MORE


Pacific Nations Cup: Fiji Come From Behind To Beat Tonga

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In the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) opening match against a tough Tongan side, Fiji have come from behind to win 23-18 to take a dramatic win. This was the first match of the PNC 2016 round of the World Rugby triangular tournament between Fiji, Tonga and Samoa to determine which side qualifies for 2019 Rugby World Cup, […] READ MORE


Absolute Flanker 23 December – A Year in Rugby

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WELCOME TO ABSOLUTE FLANKER: A RUGGER’S SHOW Absolute Flanker is the Rugby radio show covering all things from around the world, from domestic and European club rugby to the Six Nations and the World Cup. Join Molly, Ryan and Rob every week on Last Word Radio. Also follow us on twitter at @LWOSFlanker and like our […] READ MORE


Tier Two Nations Investment Injection

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With the Rugby World Cup 2015 just around the corner, World Rugby have announced the details surrounding their investment and support of tier two nations. Beneficiaries of this will be arriving in England over the course of the next two weeks and include Canada, USA, Fiji, Georgia, Romania, Namibia, Samoa, Tonga, Japan and Uruguay. As […] READ MORE


Canada Squad v USA Eagles

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Head coach Kieran Crowley has announced his game day roster versus Rugby USA for this coming Saturday. It is good to see Taylor Paris back in the squad. We look forward to his return to the wing with Phil Mackenzie. Also looking forward to seeing if Nick Blevins can capitalize on his great PNC performance. […] READ MORE


Fijian Rugby – a local analysis.

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Last Word On Sports has run a series of articles highlighting teams competing in the upcoming 2015 Rugby World Cup. LWOS would like to thank contributing writer Jovilisi Waqa who has written an article reflecting on his beloved  Fijian Rugby side and what fans (and locals) can expect from this hugely popular team, leading up to […] READ MORE


Tonga: Pacific Nations Cup And Beyond

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The build up to this year’s World Cup arguably began in 2009 when it was announced that it would be hosted by England. However I have only recently started to get properly excited about the tournament, perhaps with the start of the warm-up internationals and squad announcements that now make it feel real. The reality […] READ MORE


Absolute Flanker 6 August – Pacific Nations Cup Review

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Welcome to Absolute Flanker: A Rugger’s Show Absolute Flanker is the Rugby radio show covering all things in the Northern Hemisphere, from domestic and European club rugby to the Six Nations and the World Cup. Join Jack, Molly and Rob every week on Last Word Radio. Also follow us on twitter at @LWOSFlanker and like […] READ MORE


Replacing Todd Clever

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Todd Clever, longtime Eagles captain and blindside flanker, was asked to leave the PNC squad during preparations for the Eagles’ first game against Samoa. This move shocked many, as Clever, both in play and image, has become the face of US rugby and one of its best-known spokespersons. While specific reasons for the rift remain […] READ MORE