You Win Some; You Lose Some. But a Lions Series Draw–Failure or Victory

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From the outside, the Lions series draw is not what anyone will have planned. The action on the field was of a high quality. Many of the players had tremendous affect on the outcome; Kieran Read, Maro Itoje, Rieko Ioane or Toby Faletau. And to be fair, with all the quality, the fierce contest is likely to have negated the other sides effectiveness. An indication of this is the New Zealand team usually average over 30 points in their last six years of contest. In the Lions series draw, only 22. And that might be glossing over how difficult the opposition were. So full credit, where credit is due. READ MORE


Week Two Results – June Internationals Produce Quality Rugby

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Last Word on Rugby, by Scott Hornell. As the wealth of games built-up, World Rugby was truly reflected in June Internationals matches that produced quality rugby. It was across the men’s and women’s game, in junior rugby and in Sevens played in Europe. Many of these match outcomes are listed below, but there were so […] READ MORE


World Rugby U20 Championships: Day One Round-up

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Last Word on Rugby, by Aaron Tillyer. The World Rugby U20 Championships kicked off today in Georgia, with all 12 teams in action for the opening round of the pool stages. The reigning world champions England faced Samoa in a first-ever-meeting between the two sides. New Zealand, fresh from their recent Oceania U20 Championship win, were up […] READ MORE


Some Six Nations Teams Went Backwards in 2017

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Performance is key, as is expressing yourself. With the influx of Southern Hemisphere coaches, the quality is improved, the players are more satisfied, and place a high focus on these fixtures. Now, Six Nations fans all across the globe are keen to see whether the rumours are true. And, yes they are true. The 2017 Six Nations now challenges The Rugby Championship, as the premier international competition. READ MORE



Six Nations Just Around the Corner

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From Last Word on Rugby, Scott Hornell In less than three weeks time, the European rugby calendar will be full-to-overflowing. Why? It’s simple…because with Six Nations just around the corner, one of the Premier annual events in rugby union will have fans expecting some of the best rugby matches for 2017. Paying respect to many […] READ MORE


Six Nations Bonus Point System – The Argument Against

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From Last Word on Rugby, Sam Pardey On Wednesday, it was announced that a Six Nations bonus point system will be trialed in the 2017 competition. Following months of speculation regarding changes, as discussed by LWOS Rugby here, all parties have agreed to a test run in the upcoming tournament. Six Nations Bonus Point System – The Argument […] READ MORE


Scotland vs Georgia – Could This Change The Face Of Rugby?

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Last Word On Rugby, by Sam Pardey. Scotland host Georgia at Kilmarnock FC’s Rugby Park this weekend, in an important International test match. One of over a dozen fixtures, a spotlight is placed on this encounter due to several factors. The home side will be looking to end a promising Autumn International series with victory. […] READ MORE