The Next Generation – Wales Rugby Breakthrough Players to Watch

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Last Word on Rugby, by Brad Hayward. With a new season commencing, and Wales’ Coach Warren Gatland’s return from another successful British and Irish Lions Tour, it would be interesting to identify some of the young talent that may be Wales rugby breakthrough players to watch in 2017/18. This article intends to also apply context, […] READ MORE


All Blacks Thrash Samoa In One-Sided Pacifika Challenge

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Last Word on Rugby, by Mike Pulman. With one week remaining until the first test of the DHL Lions Series, the All Blacks have had a perfect appetizer, after convincingly thrashing Samoa in the Pacifika Challenge. 12 tries to nil, and a convincing scoreline that read 78-0. That was the end result in front of […] READ MORE


World Rugby U20 Championships: Day One Round-up

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Last Word on Rugby, by Aaron Tillyer. The World Rugby U20 Championships kicked off today in Georgia, with all 12 teams in action for the opening round of the pool stages. The reigning world champions England faced Samoa in a first-ever-meeting between the two sides. New Zealand, fresh from their recent Oceania U20 Championship win, were up […] READ MORE


Guinness Pro12 Semi-Final Weekend: The Preview

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Last Word on Rugby, by Sam Meade. Ireland has provided six of the last nine winners for the Guiness Pro12 and 60% of the play-off teams for the last five years and no team has won an away semi-final in the Pro12 era. In short: the Welsh battalion has a lot on their hands. Scarlets and Ospreys […] READ MORE





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