Rugby Sevens: the Game We Love

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It is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today. Since its inclusion at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, the popularity of the sport of Rugby Sevens continues to grow. From its humble beginning in Scotland, to the ‘Mecca of Sevens’ in Hong Kong, this fast, action-packed game continues to evolve. Last Word on […] READ MORE


Mike Friday, and Finding the Key to USA Rugby’s Growth

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From Last Word on Rugby, by Kyle Willoughby. The growth of the US Sevens team is well documented. This is in no small part due to the leadership of head coach Mike Friday. Friday has been key to guiding the men’s team to unprecedented tournament victories. This is Texas Rugby’s Grant A. Cole, correspondent and […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup Records Under Fire in Ireland WRWC2017

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So as the matches continue at Billings Park on Thursday, fans on hand will feel the excitement, hear the tackles and witness the joy, as teams celebrate. Fans from all around the world can listen, watch or stream the games.  In Ireland, geographic barriers and Rugby World Cup records continue to fall at the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, as the game goes from strength to strength. READ MORE


Ireland Prepares to Host Women’s Rugby World Cup Tournament

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From the Last Word on Rugby department. Bring It! That is the catch-cry of organizers of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 tournament, that begins on August 9. By this date, all 12 national sides will have settled into their bases, ready to make their claim for the main prize–the World Cup. And with the focus […] READ MORE


World Rugby Tweaks Scrum and Ruck Laws – Global Trial Announced

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Last Word on Rugby, by Scott Hornell. Rugby Unions governing body World Rugby, have announced global trials ahead of proposed amendments to the scrum and tackle/ruck laws. The trials will take place from August 1 in the Northern Hemisphere, as World Rugby tweaks Scrum and Ruck Laws in an attempt to make the game simpler to watch, […] READ MORE



Pools Drawn for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

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With dignitaries from the host nation Japan, and including World Rugby representatives and coaches from many competing nations, the pools draw was streamed live across many channels. Last Word on Rugby joined thousands of others, who were interested in the final make-up of the pinnacle of the sport. 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


Long Gap Between Matches: So Who is the Top Ranked Rugby Team?

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From Last Word on Rugby, Scott Hornell This weekend, Ireland host England in the final match of the RBS Six Nations Championship. A championship that the English team have won, with a round to spare. Sound familiar? The All Blacks achieved the same feat in The Rugby Championship. For fans of the game the problem is; […] READ MORE


Last Word On Rugby – MC50 Most Influential Rugby Player Series 1-4

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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 maybe the MVP of their country, competition or code: we start […] READ MORE