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


Will Bonus Points Work in This Year’s Women’s Six Nations?

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From Last Word on Rugby, Fiona Tomas As the last ‘warm-up’ competition in the Northern Hemisphere before next years’ World Cup, the 2017 RBS Women’s Six Nations Championship already promises to be an entertaining spectacle, even without the new addition of bonus points to play with. On paper, the introduction of bonus points in next […] 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


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



Steve Hansen: A Plea To Save Rugby

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Dear Mr Hansen, Well that Bledisloe Cup game was something special wasn’t it? A six tries to one consolation effort. That is simply incredible. Hard to believe that was your opposition in the Rugby World Cup Final last November. Australia are the second best team in the world. Yet, you demolished them, with retired stars missing, […] READ MORE



Contenders for Green Flag Forward of the Season

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As the ‘business end’ of the rugby season approaches, naturally it’s time to reflect back on the year and take note of exceptional moments and, of course, players that have graced the field. The 2015/16 season has been a unusual compared to others; the later start to the season due to the World Cup meant […] READ MORE


Six Nations Relegation System

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Italy finished the 2016 Six Nations as a structureless shambles in sixth place. In fact, they have never finished higher than fifth in the Six Nations table. Despite playing a game of passion and pride, Italian rugby lacks intelligence. The image of Sergio Parisse in Paris taking a punt at the game winning drop goal […] READ MORE


Six Nations: Jonny Sexton Play Acting

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Football is known for its stupid play acting. Rugby is not. I am not saying that Alex Dunbar was acting legally with that clear-out on Jonny Sexton, far from it. The clear-out was dangerous and could have seriously injured the fly-half had he landed in a more delicate position than he did. A yellow card […] READ MORE