Canterbury v Auckland final in 2019 Farah Palmer Cup

Canterbury v Auckland final in 2019 Farah Palmer Cup

With the traditional 'north versus south' fixture of Canterbury v Auckland scheduled in the final of the 2019 Farah Palmer Cup, women's rugby will...
Mitre 10 Cup Week Two: CANvTAS Match of the Round

Mitre 10 Cup Week Two: CANvTAS Match of the Round

At the end of the Mitre 10 Cup Week Two schedule, one clash was more significant. The CANvTAS game was certainly the match of...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
New Zealand Domestic Rugby builds toward major Semifinals

New Zealand Domestic Rugby builds toward major Semifinals

After the final regulation season game was concluded on Sunday, New Zealand Domestic Rugby is building toward the major Semifinals for all men's and women's...
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...