Toronto Wolfpack: Top Six Road Games in Franchise History

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The Toronto Wolfpack has had numerous road games in its short history. The Wolfpack, which originated in 2016 thanks to Eric Perez and David Argyle has had a successful run on the road from 2017-20. Raheem Bashir, who has long covered Toronto for Last Word on Rugby, picks out some of the best moments in […] READ MORE


Melbourne Storm Seal NRL Telstra Minor Premiers Title in 2017

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. After a year of being ‘almost perfect’ Craig Bellamy and his Melbourne Storm team have claimed another NRL Telstra Minor Premiers title. Officially, this is the third time the side have been top of the league table – but true followers of rugby league will know, the Storm […] READ MORE


The Art of the Intercept Try

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Can it be countered? To a degree yes - 'keep the ball in the tight forwards'. But across an 80 minute match, countless occasions may be more fallible to an intercept try--although, the best ones seem to be unplanned. And that is sport in a nutshell. Unpredictable, beautiful but also, incorrigible. READ MORE


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


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


Four Nations Rugby League Final

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From Last Word on Rugby, Scott Hornell The Four Nations Rugby League final will be played at Anfield this weekend, as the Kiwis and Kangaroos do battle on a foreign field, for league supremacy. The New Zealand team (Kiwis) are only just holding onto their number one world ranking, with two wins and a narrow […] READ MORE


Incredible Moments in Sport for 2016

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. The list has just grown a little bit longer, in terms of Incredible Moments in Sport for 2016. Today, the Irish rugby team gained their very first win over the New Zealand All Blacks–which has taken them over 111 years of trying. Moments like this have become more common […] 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


NRL: Sharks Chase Maiden Premiership Title

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Last Word On Rugby, by Jovilis Waqa. It is the National Rugby League Telstra Premiership Grand Final this weekend. A huge event that is the culmination of a 26 round competition and the thrilling last weeks of knockout football. The match is scheduled for Sunday, October 2. It should be another epic final, as Cronulla chase a […] READ MORE


Warriors Lament a Season Ending Loss

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The National Rugby League (NRL) round robin competition is nearing it’s end. After 26 solid weeks, the Minor Premiership title is at stake. For some, the challenge of the ‘finals series’ awaits. For others, it is another case of de ja vu–the Warriors lament a season ending loss. Post-match, the team made a for a […] READ MORE