Draw Announced for 2018 Mitre 10 Cup and Heartland Championship in New Zealand

Draw Announced for 2018 Mitre 10 Cup and Heartland Championship in New Zealand

The standard bearer of New Zealand provincial rugby strength, the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup and Heartland Championship, have had their full draw announced this week. With...
Super Saturday: Rugby Union and Rugby League overload

Super Saturday: Rugby Union and Rugby League overload

It is not often that Rugby Union and Rugby League fans have such conflicting match schedules, as they do on this Super Saturday. With...
James Lash: Heartland Rugby everything he enjoys about the Game

James Lash: Heartland Rugby everything he enjoys about the Game

You get a sense from talking with James Lash that Heartland Rugby is everything that he enjoys about the game of rugby union and...
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,...
Mitre 10 Cup Rd 8 - Otago v Bay of Plenty

New Zealand Domestic Rugby Competitions Reach Their Final Round

After nine weeks, the short window for New Zealand domestic rugby competitions has reaches their final round. For the Mitre 10 Cup, Heartland Championship and...
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 set to hold the ball during Super Saturday

Women’s rugby set to hold the ball during Super Saturday

Now that provincial rugby competitions have been up and running in NZ and South Africa, it's the time when women's rugby are set to...
HARvCAN (2)

Major Semifinals This Weekend Across All NZ Domestic Competitions

It will be 'rugby overload' come Saturday, with major semifinals this weekend across all NZ domestic competitions. The penultimate round in fact; with Mitre...
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...
First pick XV

Editors Choice: LWOR First Pick XV Articles of 2017 (3/3)

With December 31st fast approaching, it is a time to reflect on successes. Those on the rugby field, and from the team here at...