Guinness Pro14

Pro14 CVC deal explained as SARU clubs miss out on investment

The Guinness Pro14 has seen an investment of £116m from private equity firm CVC for a 28% share. This is the same group who...
Gallagher Premiership

Pro14, Top14, Super Rugby and Gallagher Premiership attendances 2019/20

With the Pro14, Top14, Super Rugby and Gallagher Premiership either cancelled or postponed, the crowds seem unlikely to return to stadiums for at least a...
Gregor Townsend

Gregor Townsend on Finn Russell, summer Tests and rugby’s return

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has spoken to the media during the lockdown to discuss his relationship with Finn Russell, Scotland's summer Tests, finishing...

Bill Beaumont: Opportunities and Challenges for Rugby Union

Sir Bill Beaumont has recently been re-elected as chairman of the International Rugby Board. He has been in this position since 2016. Beaumont is...

Rugby union weekly contract round-up

Despite the cancellation and postponements of the rugby union season there is still plenty of activity behind the scenes and Last Word brings you...
World Rugby

France; the most ill-disciplined World Rugby country in 2019/20

France top the list as most ill-disciplined World Rugby country in 2019-20, rattling up 10 red cards across the four major professional league's, international...
Jonah Holmes

Leicester Tigers release Jonah Holmes

Leicester Tigers have released Welsh winger Jonah Holmes from his contract, one season early. The move comes just two days since Holmes' last contact...
Owen Jenkins

Wales Sevens star Owen Jenkins re-signs with Dragons

Wales Sevens star Owen Jenkins has re-signed with the Dragons on a long-term deal. Jenkins, 26, linked up with Dragons at the start of...
Anglo-Welsh league

Anglo-Welsh league a possibility after six Premiership clubs wish to split from PRL

An Anglo-Welsh league could well be a possibility in the not-so distant future as reports suggest that six Premiership clubs wish to split from...
World Rugby shuts down for the 'foreseeable future'

Ospreys cut losses to £243,546 in latest accounts

The Ospreys have shown losses of £243,546 in their latest accounts, for the year ending 2019, down from £2.706m for the previous year. Robert...