England Women’s Rugby Looks to Rediscover the ‘Inner Warrior’

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Last Word on Rugby, by Fiona Thomas. This September will see the relaunch of ‘Inner Warrior’ camps – a nationwide campaign by England Rugby to encourage more girls and women to pick up a rugby ball and play the game. But this initiative is taking place against a controversial backdrop – the termination of England Women’s […] READ MORE


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


A Day Spent With the England Rugby Squad in Portugal

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From Last Word on Rugby, Francisco Isaac Last Word On Rugby was kindly invited by the English Rugby Football Union (RFU) to join their training camp in Brown’s Resort, Algarve, to witness the England Rugby Squad field training, and to have a chance to speak with Eddie Jones. After leaving from Lisbon, LWOR arrived at one of the most […] READ MORE


Welsh Regions Financial Viability

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After 13 years of Welsh regions, I think it’s fair to say that they have been of mixed success. Are they financially viable in the modern pro era though? Welsh Regions Financial Viability CARDIFF BLUES In the year ending June 2015 the Cardiff Blues made a loss of almost £240,000. The Blues’ loss was better […] READ MORE


Hartley Hardly Convincing

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Love it or loathe it, Dylan Hartley is the new captain and figurehead of England Rugby for this year’s RBS Six Nations Championship. A dubious role model to lead out a team with the nation’s hopes on his shoulders, the Northampton hooker often hits the headlines more for his misdemeanours rather than his on-field achievements. […] READ MORE





Eddie Jones Embarks on his Tumultuous English Task

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As Eddie Jones embarks on his new career as the England Head Coach this week, it is quite clear that his to do list is going to be substantial both in the short term and long term if he is to make his tenure a success. His priorities will need to lie in getting his house […] READ MORE