British and Irish Lions Battle Past Crusaders: LWOS Player Ratings

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Last Word on Rugby, by Sam Meade. The British and Irish Lions handed the Crusaders their first defeat for over 10 months, with a 3-12 success in Christchurch. The outstanding Owen Farrell kicked all 12 points in his first start for the British and Irish Lions on this tour. It was a welcome win for the Tourists after they […] READ MORE


Racing 92 Look to Improve Eurpean Standings

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From Last Word on Rugby, Joshua Bradham Last year’s Champions Cup finalists Racing 92 will try to improve their position in the Champions Cup this weekend against Glasgow. Racing 92 had a difficult start to their season this year. Going into the opening round of Champions Cup play Racing was 4-4 in the Top 14. […] READ MORE



Lions Tour Contenders, The Starting XV

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It appears the that the Lions coach will be announced by 6th September,  but which players going on this summers performances will be on the Lions tour to New Zealand? Due to the physicality of the New Zealand tour a larger squad will be needed, so here is our proposed starting XV for the first Test […] READ MORE



Scottish Backs Shine To Secure Bonus Point Over Japan

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Scotland got off to a flyer in the 2015 Rugby World Cup this afternoon as they scored five tries in their victory over the rugby world’s favourite minnow, Japan. The Scots have only lost one World Cup opener (vs. South Africa, 1999) and today’s encounter at Kingsholm did not buck that trend. In the first-half, […] READ MORE


Scotland Must Be Wary of Japanese Threat

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Kingsholm has already played host to one upset at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when the mighty Georgians downed an underwhelming Tonga side. This Wednesday afternoon, the people of Gloucestershire will welcome with respect the Japan team which ignored the script and overturned rugby hierarchy in the greatest World Cup shock of them all. They […] READ MORE




Rugby Red Cards

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When a rugby referee pulls a red card out of his pocket, the game changes for everybody. The team on the receiving end know they are up against it. The opposing team knows they have a distinct advantage for the rest of the game. Somewhere in the middle, the viewing public is generally robbed of […] READ MORE