No European Blues for Sale Sharks

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From Last Word on Rugby, Fiona Tomas SALE SHARKS’ season isn’t exactly going swimmingly Steve Diamond’s side have lost ten on the bounce which sees them sit six points above the relegation zone – the sorry story of a premiership campaign whose plot has taken frustrating and embarrassing turns with events off the pitch. No […] READ MORE




The Only Way Is Up for Bristol

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From Last Word on Rugby, Sam Pardey The Only Way Is Up for Bristol November 7th, 2016 could prove to be a vital turning point in Bristol Rugby’s season. Winless all season and rock-bottom of the Aviva Premiership, the west country outfit sacked Director of Rugby Andy Robinson, putting Mark Tainton in temporary charge. Two […] READ MORE


Gloucester Rugby Vision Should be Communicated to Fans

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From Last Word on Rugby, James Barker In sport, as in business, politics and life generally, it helps to know what you want and make a plan to get it. After a fourth home defeat of the season the club’s mentality is in question and begs the question: what is the Gloucester Rugby vision? The […] READ MORE



New Years Eve Retrospective of MC50 Author Contributions

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As the year comes to a close, Last Word On Rugby have made a collaborative effort to compile a list of the most influential rugby players. Across our department, our MC50 author contributions have seen eight of our writing staff recall their ‘best of the best’ just in time for the New Years eve fireworks! […] READ MORE



London Irish Return Appears Likely

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From Last Word on Rugby, Josh Bartholomew On May 3rd 2016, London Irish were relegated to the second division of English rugby for the first time, ending a 19 year stay in the top flight. This season, however, the tide has changed for The Exiles, as they’re dominating the Championship after 7 games. Josh Bartholomew […] READ MORE


Aviva Premiership Round Eight – International Watch

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From Last Word on Rugby, James Barker Last Word on Rugby looks at the upcoming Aviva Premiership Round Eight fixtures with an eye on those pushing for an international spot. Aviva Premiership Round Eight Worcester Warriors vs Northampton Saints  This was the match that set Worcester Warriors up for survival last season, with a last-second […] READ MORE