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...
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...
Taranaki Rugby drops through Mitre 10 Cup relegation ‘trap door'

Taranaki Rugby drops through Mitre 10 Cup relegation ‘trap door’

The 2018 Mitre 10 Cup season will not be remembered fondly by Taranaki Rugby, with the 'Amber and Blacks' finishing bottom of the seven-team Division...
Derby Matches galore in the Week Five of Heartland Championshi

Derby Matches galore in the Week Five of Heartland Championship

With so many local derby matches, the results from Week Five of the Heartland Championship has only minutely defined the standings. For fans and...
Consensus vote; NZ Rugby fans OK with 'that' result

Consensus vote; NZ Rugby fans OK with ‘that’ result

The Consensus vote is in..... NZ Rugby fans are OK with 'that' result from The Rugby Championship clash last Saturday night. OK because, it...
Matt Duffie; Still looking for Perfection from Harbour Rugby in 2018

Matt Duffie; Still looking for Perfection from Harbour Rugby in 2018

Speaking with Matt Duffie post-game, you get a sense that he - and his head coach Tom Coventry - are still looking for Perfection...