2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Dream Team Selection

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. With every big event in the rugby calendar; especially a World Cup tournament, organizers name the best players who have made the tournament a success. Last Word on Rugby has put together our own 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Dream Team. It’s a mixture of the most outstanding […] READ MORE



New Significance for Meads Cup in Heartland Rugby Championship 2017

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. There will undoubtedly be a new significance for the Meads Cup in the Heartland Rugby Championship, 2017. In the wake of the passing of the trophies namesake, teams competing in the top division of the Championship will all seek to honour Sir Colin Meads. The Mitre 10 Heartland […] READ MORE


Western Force Court Injunction Halts Super Rugby Cull – For Now

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From Last Word on Rugby, Scott Hornell A Supreme Court judge has confirmed the Western Force court injunction to appeal the Australian Rugby Union’s (ARU) decision to discard the Super Rugby franchise. That will create an unprecedented legal battle that has disrupted the plans of SANZAAR [for now]. The legal wrangling was brought about by the […] READ MORE


The Next Generation – Wales Rugby Breakthrough Players to Watch

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Last Word on Rugby, by Brad Hayward. With a new season commencing, and Wales’ Coach Warren Gatland’s return from another successful British and Irish Lions Tour, it would be interesting to identify some of the young talent that may be Wales rugby breakthrough players to watch in 2017/18. This article intends to also apply context, […] READ MORE


Sir Colin Meads: Rugby Statesman

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. The rugby world is in mourning, with the passing of a legend. A word that is fitting when it is spoken of Sir Colin Meads, the former-All Blacks captain. He passed away after a long battle with illness, and the great man will be remembered across the globe for […] READ MORE




Jerome Kaino Leaves All Blacks Squad for Personal Reasons

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. Breaking News: The All Blacks management have publicly announced this afternoon that squad member Jerome Kaino has left the All Blacks team on Game Day, for ‘Personal Reasons’. This development follows unconfirmed newspaper reports published in Australia and New Zealand. These were of personal details of an ‘extra-marital affair […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup Records Under Fire in Ireland WRWC2017

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So as the matches continue at Billings Park on Thursday, fans on hand will feel the excitement, hear the tackles and witness the joy, as teams celebrate. Fans from all around the world can listen, watch or stream the games.  In Ireland, geographic barriers and Rugby World Cup records continue to fall at the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, as the game goes from strength to strength. READ MORE