Great Expectations in Rugby Union

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The second year in the World Cup cycle could be thought of as 'calm period'. But that would be the wrong attitude. Rugby must promote the ball! Like any sport, maintain high standards and hold onto their support base, while growing new fans across all regions. That is the key to success. And with great expectation in Rugby Union, there will be plenty to report on over these next twelve months. 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



PRO Rugby CEO Becoming Toxic to American Rugby

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From Last Word on Rugby, Joshua Bradham PRO Rugby CEO takes out frustration with USA Rugby on players. On December 19 PRO Rugby issued a letter to contracted players. The entire letter can be viewed here, but here is an excerpt: “As some of you may or may not know, we have been having serious […] READ MORE


Racing 92 Look to Improve Eurpean Standings

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From Last Word on Rugby, Joshua Bradham Last year’s Champions Cup finalists Racing 92 will try to improve their position in the Champions Cup this weekend against Glasgow. Racing 92 had a difficult start to their season this year. Going into the opening round of Champions Cup play Racing was 4-4 in the Top 14. […] READ MORE


Reality Of New Pro12 Rugby Nations

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With desire to improve and expand the Guinness Pro12 being suggested by many parties, recent talk of new Pro12 rugby¬†nations has arisen. Is this a reality? Let Last Word On Sports take a look at the pro’s and con’s of such action. PRO12 – THE SITUATION With the Guinness Pro12 in dire need of more […] READ MORE



Welsh Rugby End of Season Review

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Last season was a season of rebuilding in Welsh Rugby under new CEO Martyn Phillips, and as domestic rugby draws to a halt for the summer, Last Word On Sports asks ‘was any progress¬†made within Welsh rugby?’ It has certainly been a long and exciting season for Professional and Semi-Professional rugby sides in Wales, and […] READ MORE



Pro Rugby Wales Onward Success

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Welsh Regions and Pro Rugby Wales (PRW) has had its ups and downs in recent weeks and months, but Welsh rugby must look forward not backwards if it is going to succeed – how this is done is the scenario needing conquering. OVERVIEW It must be stressed these ideas will have to be implemented over […] READ MORE