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


Residency Rule Conundrums

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From Last Word On Rugby, by Robert Rees The residency rule has come into huge contention in recent months, more so with extra players declaring that they want to play for their new found country. Lets take a look at how fair this is, and what should the pathway to becoming a resident of a […] READ MORE


The West Country a Full Force Again

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Steve Kendall assesses the chances of the four West Country teams as the Premiership season approaches. As we near the start of the 2016/2017 Aviva Premiership season, one thing we can look forward to is a full selection of west country participants and the inevitable ‘tasty’ local derbies that result. It is the first time […] READ MORE



Sale Sharks: European Challenge Cup 2015/16

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All roads lead to Lyon for Sale Sharks next season as they learnt their fate with the draw of the European Challenge Cup 2015/16. After failing to secure a spot at the elite table of the European Champions Cup, Sale will hope that the Challenge Cup provides some much needed silverware. After being confirmed as […] READ MORE