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  • Are Chop Tackles Legal In Rugby? (Explained)
    Chop tackles became more common in professional and international rugby in the 2010s when Wales used them to good effect. However, the rugby authorities became concerned that there was an increase in knee injuries to the tackled players. There was also a debate as to whether the tackling technique was allowed under the current laws. … Read more
  • How Tall Are Women Rugby Players? (Answered)
    Elite female rugby players are taller on average than women in the general population. Locks are the tallest players and scrum halves are the shortest. This article breaks down the average heights at each position. We also look at how players compare to other sports and the general population. How Tall Are Female Rugby Players? … Read more
  • All-Time Greatest Northampton Saints Players
    I spent hours debating with Northampton Saints fans about this list of the greatest Northampton Saints rugby players of all time. There are some players that even the oldest supporters hadn’t seen play. But they assured me that their dads figured no player had ever matched these legends. Deciding on ten all-time great Northampton Saints … Read more
  • Who Owns Connacht Rugby? (Explained)
    The IRFU, the Irish Rugby Football Union, owns Connacht Rugby. Connacht earns a significant portion of its income through sponsorship details, merchandise, and season tickets. However, the IRFU take their TV licensing income and some other revenue streams. Eventually, the IRFU redistributes part of that revenue back to the western province. This may seem complicated, … Read more
  • Who Owns Ulster Rugby? (Explained)
    Ulster Rugby is owned by The IRFU, the Irish Rugby Football Union. Ulster earns a significant portion of its income through sponsorship details, merchandise, and season tickets. However, the IRFU take their TV licensing income, tournament prize money, and some other revenue streams. Eventually, the IRFU redistributes part of that revenue back to the northern … Read more
  • Who Owns Munster Rugby? (Explained)
    The IRFU, the Irish Rugby Football Union, owns Munster Rugby. Munster earns a significant portion of its income through sponsorship details, merchandise, and season tickets. However, the IRFU take their TV licensing income, tournament prize money, and some other revenue streams. Eventually, the IRFU redistributes part of that revenue back to the southern province. It … Read more
  • Who Owns Leinster Rugby? (Explained)
    Leinster Rugby is owned by the IRFU, the Irish Rugby Football Union. Leinster raises and controls a large part of its budget through season tickets, sponsorships, and merchandise. However, their prize money, TV licensing revenue, and some other income go directly to the IRFU. Eventually, the IRFU returns a portion of that revenue to Leinster. … Read more
  • How Much Do England Women Rugby Players Earn? (2022)
    This article looks at the salaries of professional female rugby players with the Red Roses, the England women’s rugby team. We also review how much England clubs pay their players in the top-tier domestic competition. Individual salaries are private contracts, and the details are seldom made public. However, the salary ranges and match fees have … Read more
  • How Much Do New Zealand Women Rugby Players Earn? (2022)
    This article looks at the salaries of professional women rugby players with the Black Ferns, the national New Zealand side. Individual salaries are private contracts, and the details are seldom made public. However, the salary ranges have been published by the NZRU. Note that we’re reviewing the fifteen-player code here. The Sevens players are on … Read more
  • How Long Are Women’s Rugby Matches? (Explained)
    Women’s rugby matches have the same time regulations as in men’s rugby. The matches last eighty minutes at adult level with fifteen women per team. The halves get shorter at younger age levels from eighteen down to six years old. Many women play both fifteen-player matches and also Sevens Rugby. The matches are significantly shorter … Read more