International

Jim Hamilton Explains Joe Launchbury’s Omission from the Lions Squad

With this week's Lions squad announcement asking some questions around inclusion, Jim Hamilton thinks he knows the reason for Joe Launchbury's omission.

Northern Hemisphere

British and Irish Lions Tour Squad and Captain Announcement

Lions Squad Assessment: Versatility Trumps All Else

Versatility was the flavour of the day on Wednesday, when Warren Gatland finally named his...

The Psychology of Rugby: The Underachievers

In this second of two articles looking at the psychology of Rugby, Last Word On Rugby looks at the underachievers of the game.
Connacht Rugby Squad Training and Press Conference

The Psychology of Rugby: High Flyers

Over two articles, Last Word On Rugby will look at the more successful teams and high flyers who have 'nailed' the psychological side of the game. Conversely, those who have struggled to cope with the pressure. The opening analysis looks at the more successful sides in Northern Hemisphere rugby.
Bristol Rugby v Wasps - Aviva Premiership

Wasps Cement Top, Bristol Face the Drop: The Assessment

Saturday confirmed what, in reality, we’d known for several months now: Bristol will be playing their rugby in the Championship next year after losing to Wasps.

Exeter Boom, Harlequins Almost Bust: The Assessment

Exeter did on Friday night what they’ve done in almost every Aviva Premiership game since...

Southern Hemisphere

Chiefs Glad To Be Home After Difficult Overseas Tour

The Chiefs still find themselves behind the Crusaders at the top of Super Rugby's NZ conference after a difficult encounter against the Force in...