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


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


The Fall of French Giants Toulouse

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Last Word On Rugby, by Rory Boyd. French giants Toulouse‘s defeat away to Connacht in the first round of the European Champions Cup shouldn’t have come as a surprise to many. The result in Galway is a measure of how much rugby’s landscape has changed. Not only have Connacht emerged as a team that can, […] READ MORE


Who Can Stop Saracens This Year?

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From Last Word on Rugby, Sam Pardey After seeing off Wasps and Toulon in successive weeks the question is, can anyone stop Saracens this year? Who Can Stop Saracens? A destructive display by the Sarries saw them beat Toulon, despite playing nearly a quarter of the game with 14-men. The reigning Premiership and European Champions […] READ MORE


Greig Laidlaw Transfer to Clermont in 2017

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Last Word On Rugby, by Josh Bradham. Scottish Captain Greig Laidlaw transfer to Clermont for three year deal at the end of the 2016/2017 season. According to L’Equipe: “As revealed on our website in the month of May, Clermont had moved onto Greig Laidlaw early. Reportedly; the Scottish scrum half (age 30, 51 caps), out […] READ MORE


Top 14 Results Poor Going into Champions Cup

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From Last Word on Rugby, Joshua Bradham Top 14 results with one week left before the European Champions cup not up to the usual French standard. Since the Heineken Cup started pitting the best European rugby clubs against each other in 1995, France has dominated. French Top 14 results have been favorable in the competition. […] READ MORE



Benjamin Kayser Set To Return For Clermont This Weekend

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Clermont Hooker Benjamin Kayser returns to practice in preparation for Clermont’s trip to Montpellier. 37 time French Cap Benjamin Kayser made his return to practice this week for Clermont in preparation of their upcoming contest against Montpellier. Kayser was the starting hooker for Clermont through a large portion of last year’s regular season. During this […] READ MORE