Sir Brian Lochore

Sir Brian Lochore; with the Utmost Respect

The passing of New Zealand Rugby icon and senior figure Sir Brian Lochore, has illustrated that a player's career is more than just what...
Domestic rugby distraction in Mitre 10 Cup 2019

Domestic rugby distraction in Mitre 10 Cup 2019

When the focus shifted from Super Rugby towards International Rugby, many of the wider-rugby community were left with a limited selection. Down on options,...
Ben Smith

Final Super Rugby match for Ben Smith

For many fans of rugby union, few players gain respect from the majority. more than All Blacks and Highlanders player, Ben Smith. He is...
2018 Incredible Accomplishments, Key Moments and New Years 'Rugby resolutions'

2018 Incredible Accomplishments, Key Moments and New Years ‘Rugby resolutions’

As an organization, Last Word on Rugby looks forward to the New Year, as much as anyone. We too, like to review many of...
Women's Rugby 'rule the World' at ASB Rugby Awards

Women’s Rugby ‘rule the World’ at ASB Rugby Awards

The theme is now more common. It happens more often. And after the ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards, the proof is that Women's rugby...
NZ Rugby Awards and Joe Schmidt receives Coach of the Year endorsement

NZ Rugby Awards and Joe Schmidt receives Halbergs Coach of the Year endorsement

Every December, the best and brightest of New Zealand (NZ) Rugby get together to celebrate. Whatever the accomplishments individually, the NZ Rugby Awards is...
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Double-Overtime in Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Final a thrilling finale

Double-overtime is usually a term used in Basketball, but, in the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final, Auckland and Canterbury put on an entertaining...
Waikato revival in 2018 sees MooLoo men rejoin Mitre 10 Cup Premiership

Waikato revival in 2018 sees MooLoo men rejoin Mitre 10 Cup Premiership

Over the entire 2018 Mitre 10 Cup, roving rugby vlogger Paul Edwin Bains has followed the 'road of revival' for Waikato rugby. A team...
It's a Super Saturday from New Zealand to Japan

It’s a Super Saturday from New Zealand to Japan

Looking at the rugby-schedule, it is a Super Saturday from New Zealand to Japan. Domestic rugby finals across New Zealand, a Bledisloe Cup test...
Thames Valley the 'Cinderella story' of Heartland Championship Semifinals clashes

Thames Valley the ‘Cinderella story’ of 2018 Heartland Championship Semifinals clashes

In every rugby season, from New Zealand to England, Ireland or Argentina, there is one team who surprise all the others. Not expected to...