Major Issues In The English Rugby Championship

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From Last Word on Rugby, Sam Pardey Major Issues In The English Rugby Championship Jersey Reds have announced that they have sold off their assets to make it to the end of the season. The English Rugby Championship club’s financial situation sums up just one of the many issues facing the second tier of English Rugby. Whilst […] READ MORE


Aviva Premiership – Round Seven Fixtures

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Last Word On Rugby, by Sam Pardey. With the first two rounds of Champions Cup fixtures out the way, all eyes turn back to the Aviva Premiership. There are some tantalising fixtures for fans to feast their eyes on. Northampton vs Gloucester The weekend kicks off under the lights at Franklin Gardens on Friday when […] READ MORE



Who Can Stop Saracens This Year?

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From Last Word on Rugby, Sam Pardey After seeing off Wasps and Toulon in successive weeks the question is, can anyone stop Saracens this year? Who Can Stop Saracens? A destructive display by the Sarries saw them beat Toulon, despite playing nearly a quarter of the game with 14-men. The reigning Premiership and European Champions […] READ MORE


Greig Laidlaw Transfer to Clermont in 2017

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Last Word On Rugby, by Josh Bradham. Scottish Captain Greig Laidlaw transfer to Clermont for three year deal at the end of the 2016/2017 season. According to L’Equipe: “As revealed on our website in the month of May, Clermont had moved onto Greig Laidlaw early. Reportedly; the Scottish scrum half (age 30, 51 caps), out […] READ MORE


Mitsubishi Hybrid Cup: 125 Years at Kingsholm for Gloucester Rugby

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From Last Word on Rugby, James Barker There will be a brief respite for Gloucester Rugby this weekend as legendary former players gather to celebrate 125 years at Kingsholm.  Results for the first team have been very disappointing recently, with consecutive defeats to Newcastle Falcons and Bath.  But a charity cross-code match in the Mitsubishi Hybrid Cup brings a chance to celebrate the club’s […] READ MORE


NZ Rugby Grandstand–Week Seven Mitre 10 Cup

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The ‘hits and misses’ continue in Week Seven Mitre 10 Cup results. Not all good, but not all bad–and some spectacular matches and plays. That is what get’s fans engaged–the unpredictable nature of sport, and of New Zealand (NZ) rugby. In a full week’s schedule of games, the two sides who played twice included Waikato and Canterbury. […] READ MORE


A Change from Tradition for Tigers

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Last Word On Rugby, by Molly Smith A lot can be said for Leicester Tigers‘ solid win over Bath Rugby last weekend. Not only was it a relief for their dedicated fan base, but the comprehensive win over the West Country side injected much needed optimism into Richard Cockerill‘s men, who made a rusty start […] READ MORE



Controversial Worcester Gloucester Draw Satisfies No-one

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By James Barker, Last Word on Rugby   The 23-23 Worcester Gloucester draw at Sixways has thrown up a number of talking points in Aviva Premiership round two. The Warriors will be highly disappointed that victory wasn’t secured against their closest rivals after scoring three tries.  Gloucester will be frustrated that they couldn’t capitalise fully against […] READ MORE