You Win Some; You Lose Some. But a Lions Series Draw–Failure or Victory

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From the outside, the Lions series draw is not what anyone will have planned. The action on the field was of a high quality. Many of the players had tremendous affect on the outcome; Kieran Read, Maro Itoje, Rieko Ioane or Toby Faletau. And to be fair, with all the quality, the fierce contest is likely to have negated the other sides effectiveness. An indication of this is the New Zealand team usually average over 30 points in their last six years of contest. In the Lions series draw, only 22. And that might be glossing over how difficult the opposition were. So full credit, where credit is due. READ MORE



Some Six Nations Teams Went Backwards in 2017

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Performance is key, as is expressing yourself. With the influx of Southern Hemisphere coaches, the quality is improved, the players are more satisfied, and place a high focus on these fixtures. Now, Six Nations fans all across the globe are keen to see whether the rumours are true. And, yes they are true. The 2017 Six Nations now challenges The Rugby Championship, as the premier international competition. READ MORE


Reality Of New Pro12 Rugby Nations

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With desire to improve and expand the Guinness Pro12 being suggested by many parties, recent talk of new Pro12 rugby nations has arisen. Is this a reality? Let Last Word On Sports take a look at the pro’s and con’s of such action. PRO12 – THE SITUATION With the Guinness Pro12 in dire need of more […] READ MORE



Coaching Changes For Wales?

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With all three New Zealand tests lost and the midweek test vs. the Waikato Chiefs being a demolition at kindest, do Wales need coaching changes? It is fair to say that the a lot of Welsh fans right now want coaching changes of some sort, whether it be head coach, attack coach or some other change along the […] READ MORE


All Blacks v Wales: Final Test Thrashing

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Another impressive performance by Beauden Barrett has seen a final test thrashing from a dominant All Blacks side 46-6 over a tired Wales side in Dunedin. Celebrating the 50th tests for Aaron Smith (pictured) and Brodie Retallick, they ended the Series on a high. In one of the Welsh teams poorest performances against an All Blacks team in recent history, […] READ MORE


Special Night For World-Class All Black Duo

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It will be a special night this Saturday as it marks the 50th Test for both Brodie Retallick and Aaron Smith in the All Blacks jersey. The World-Class All Black Duo will help drive their team toward a 3-0 series clean sweep. Following their 2011 Rugby World Cup victory on home soil, Brodie Retallick and Aaron Smith were fresh […] READ MORE


Beauden Barrett’s Impact For All Blacks

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Beauden Barrett is the latest example of how the All Blacks ‘lift their game’ when they are presented with a situation where quick changes need to be made. The All Blacks scored four tries in less than 20-minutes of the Second Test against Wales on Saturday night. Again, the tourists went into the halftime break firmly in […] READ MORE


Welsh Injuries Mount Up In New Zealand

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The first summer test in the three match series saw Welsh injuries mount with the injury of George North, but also a minor knock it seems to Gareth Anscombe.  WELSH INJURY WOES George North has been sent home with what Wales has called ”a significant tear”. He caused the All Blacks so many problems in the […] READ MORE