Champions Cup draw - Holders Saracens headline pool of death

Champions Cup draw – Holders Saracens headline pool of death

The Champions Cup draw has thrown up some titanic match-ups in the pool stages as the defending champions Saracens get drawn into the group...

2019/20 European Cup rugby pool draws announced

Today the 2019/20 European Cup rugby pool draws were made at the Centre de Congrès Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland. 40 European clubs learnt who they would...
2018-19 Top14, Guinness Pro14 and Gallagher Premiership attendances

Guinness Pro14, Gallagher Premiership, Top14 rugby attendances

The 2018/19 season for all rugby competitions has officially come to an end. As popular as ever, with many teams and regions having solid...
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...

France’s rugby team is in disarray after another insipid display in Dublin

France's rugby team are now officially at rock bottom. If ever there was a misguided scoreline it was the 26-14 defeat that Ireland inflicted...

French Top14 – Latest Standings and Teams Status Report

While popularity, audience viewership, and ratings may be the metrics of the day, many still feel the French Top14 competition is as valid today, as...

Reasons why Heineken Champions Cup big names may be struggling

The Heineken Champions Cup was revamped from 24 teams, down to 20 meritocratically chosen teams for a reason. The desire to see increased competition...

Racing 92 lead the pack while Scarlets fall short in Champions Cup

Round three of the 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup was another huge weekend of rugby. Here at Last Word on Rugby, our group of writers...

Heineken Champions Cup: Five things to watch out for in 2018/19

The Heineken Champions Cup is back, with the best European clubs competing against each other. Almost all the biggest stars in the northern hemisphere...
Top 14 Rugby

Castres Crowned Top14 Champions after Defeating Montpellier in French Final

Castres have become Top14 champions following their 29-13 victory over favourites Montpellier at the Stade de France on Saturday night. Nearly 80,000 people witnessed Castres,...