Changes in South African Rugby

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There have been a number of changes announced in South African Rugby recently. We take a look at a few of the most important changes. READ MORE




Japan Rugby Finals and the Ever Present Chequebook In Sport

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. While Southern Hemisphere rugby fans wait patiently for their annual Super Rugby competition to begin, Japan Rugby Finals are occurring in the Asian nation. With some leading International players in the Japan Rugby Top League, it has several implications on the domestic rugby scene. Talent being primary, as […] 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


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


Last Word On Rugby MC50 Most Influential Rugby Player Series 35-38

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Celebrating our game, Last Word On Rugby have combined the wealth of knowledge from all our staff and writers, to come up with the MC50 Most Influential Player Series. A list that profiles the many and growing number of players in World Rugby who are either the MVP of their country, competition or code: we […] READ MORE


Last Word On Rugby MC50 Most Influential Rugby Player Series 5-9

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Celebrating our game, Last Word On Rugby have combined the wealth of knowledge from all our staff and writers, to come up with the MC50 Most Influential Player Series. A list that profiles the many and growing number of players in World Rugby who are either the MVP of their country, competition or code: we […] READ MORE


PRO Rugby CEO Becoming Toxic to American Rugby

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From Last Word on Rugby, Joshua Bradham PRO Rugby CEO takes out frustration with USA Rugby on players. On December 19 PRO Rugby issued a letter to contracted players. The entire letter can be viewed here, but here is an excerpt: “As some of you may or may not know, we have been having serious […] READ MORE


Youth and Experience in NZ Super Rugby

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. The Investec Super Rugby season 2017 begins in February, and each of the five NZ Super Rugby franchises have announced their squads. A total of 190 contracted players have been announced across the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders Super Rugby squads–with 33 players to make their debut. […] READ MORE