Nations Championship

Rugby’s Nations Championship – a new dawn!

Almost twenty-five years since rugby union embraced professionalism, the sport stands at a crossroads both internationally and domestically, with the proposed introduction of the...

Italian Rugby improving despite Six Nations results

It has been a familiar story for Italy in the Six Nations: staying in touch of their opposition but ultimately falling short, or rarely...

Guinness Pro14 – Latest Standings and League Report

The Guinness Pro14 is an unusual league. Teams from five different countries competing across several continents, all fighting for one major prize. The lack...
Joey Carbery bags 16 points as Munster topple Leinster

Joey Carbery bags 16 points as Munster topple Leinster

Munster finally put an end to their Leinster voodoo, defeating the European and Pro14 champions at Thomond Park, thanks to a 16 point haul from...

Gethin Jenkins was a Modern Great: a Career Retrospective

Gethin Jenkins received 129 test caps for Wales during his storied career. He went on three British and Irish Lions tours, won three Grand...

Munster defeat table toppers Glasgow in epic Thomond Park clash

Munster defeat table toppers Glasgow in epic Thomond Park clash Munster Rugby - 25 Glasgow Warriors - 24 It was an epic encounter at Thomond Park, something...
Nigel Owens is the most charismatic referee in Rugby Union

Nigel Owens is the most charismatic referee in Rugby Union modern history

Possibly, before rugby union was televised, there were referees who could communicate with players as well as a certain, Nigel Owens. But hands down...
Saracens lead the pack in Pool Three of 2018/19 Champions Cup

Saracens lead the pack in Pool Three of 2018/19 Champions Cup

Round two of the Heineken Champions Cup gave fans another huge weekend of rugby. Here at Last Word on Rugby, our group of writers...

Munster Rugby grind out draw at Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs 10 Munster Rugby 10 It was a daunting task for the Munster Rugby men. Traveling to Sandy Park to take on an Exeter Chiefs...

Conor Murray extends contract with the IRFU

Conor Murray has signed a new deal with the IRFU which will ensure the two-time British & Irish Lion remains in Ireland until 2022. I...