‘Maximum Exposure’ Vital For England U20s, says Ryan

England U20s were emphatically defeated at the hands of New Zealand in the final of the World Championships on Sunday. The Baby Blacks put in...
British and Irish Lions Player Administration Day

Lions Starting XV – Gatland Has Firepower, Now ‘Who to Choose?’

While in theory only, the Lions starting XV by James Kimber would test the All Blacks in the opening test on June 24. It will soon be up to Warren Gatland who he feels are the best 23 players to tackle the toughest assignment in modern day rugby union.
Sean Fitzpatrick "I'm Just a Big Fan of All Rugby"

Sean Fitzpatrick “I’m Just a Big Fan of All Rugby”

Known for his focus on the field, and for his charisma and respect off of it, Last Word on Rugby was unsure if the...
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#9 ‘Lions Flashback’- All Blacks v British and Irish Lions; 1993; 3rd Test

It was one of the more evenly matched Lions tours to New Zealand. The matches had high drama, supreme skills and unparalleled media attention. It was leading toward the professional era and saw the All Blacks hold off the might of the home nations. The aura of the British and Irish Lions grew further, after this well received tour.

All Blacks to play Bledisloe Cup match in Japan; all preparations for 2019

News out of Japan Rugby and New Zealand Rugby is that the All Blacks are to play another Bledisloe Cup match in Japan. This is all in preparation for the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup, and is the second fixture ever played between the two trans-Tasman rivals, in Japan
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Corey Baldwin Double helps Wales U20 cruise past Scotland

Jason Strange’s young Welsh side cruised past Scotland in the opening round of the U20 Six Nations. Centre Corey Baldwin bagging a couple of...

Wales’ sloppy play punished by England at Twickenham

Wales fell to a 33-19 defeat at the hands of England to end their 14-match winning run. Tries from Billy Vunipola, Joe Cockanasiga and...
What must Steve Hansen hope to achieve in 2018

What must Steve Hansen hope to achieve in 2018

With a Test series against France only weeks away, the talk around New Zealand Rugby is; what must Steve Hansen hope to achieve in...
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#4 ‘Lions Flashback’- South Africa v British and Irish Lions 1974

Getting closer in our countdown to the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, it is only fitting that Last Word On Rugby offer...
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Last Word on Rugby Contributors End of Tour ‘Lions Series Wrap’ 2

The DHL Lions Series has concluded, with a drawn series after the 15-15 result on Saturday. The All Blacks have been held from their ambition of holding back the best of Britain. And with this second Lions series wrap it is time to reflect on the highlights and best combined starting XV.