Can You Block A Penalty Kick In Rugby? (Explained)

The laws of Rugby Union were changed to prevent players from blocking penalty kicks by jumping under the crossbar. There was a fun period of a few years when defending players did this both successfully and unsuccessfully.  Are there any circumstances in which you can block a penalty kick in rugby? We’ll run through the … Read more

Can You Block A Conversion In Rugby? (Great Examples)

The laws in Rugby Union have changed around attempts to block a conversion. But blocking is still allowed as long as you don’t use certain techniques. There are also some circumstances in which you aren’t allowed to block a conversion. This article covers what you can and can’t do. Can You Block A Conversion In … Read more

Major League Rugby Owners (Quick Facts)

There is a wide variety of franchise owners in Major League Rugby. Many have strong rugby backgrounds, and some played or coached with the U.S. Eagles. There is also overseas representation in the ownership groups of some MLR clubs. I’ve put together some tables and quick facts that give a good overview of the MLR … Read more

Who Owns The Utah Warriors? (Explained)

The Utah Warriors are a professional rugby franchise based in Salt Lake City. The franchise played in the inaugural season of Major League Rugby (MLR) in 2018. This article takes a close look at the business and rugby backgrounds of the Utah Warriors owners. Utah Warriors Owners Entrepreneur and former U.S. Eagle Kimball Kjar is … Read more

Who Owns The Toronto Arrows? (Explained)

Who Owns The Toronto Arrows

The Toronto Arrows is a Canadian professional rugby franchise that competes with U.S. clubs in Major League Rugby. This article takes a close look at the business and rugby backgrounds of a fairly lengthy list of owners of the Arrows. Who Owns The Toronto Arrows? Equity investment manager Bill Webb is the majority owner of … Read more

Who Owns Rugby ATL? (Quick Facts)

Rugby ATL is a professional rugby franchise based in Atlanta, Georgia. The franchise was formed in 2020 and played in the truncated 2020/2021 season of Major League Rugby (MLR). This article takes a close look at the business and rugby backgrounds of two owners of Rugby ATL. Who Owns Rugby ATL? Atlanta real estate attorney … Read more

What Is Extra Time, Overtime, And Injury Time In Rugby?

Extra time, overtime, and injury time in rugby are often confused with each other. Even commentators may use one term when they mean another. I’ll start with some brief definitions. The rest of the article goes into detail, with examples from famous matches. Extra Time, Over Time, And Injury Time In Rugby Extra time in … Read more

Who Owns Old Glory DC? (Explained)

Old Glory DC is a professional rugby franchise founded in 2018 by two Washington businessmen with strong rugby backgrounds. This article takes a close look at the business and rugby backgrounds of the Old Glory DC owners. We also review an investment in the franchise by Scottish Rugby. Who Owns Old Glory DC? Old Glory … Read more

Who Owns NOLA Gold? (Explained)

The NOLA Gold professional rugby franchise was established in 2017 by Tim Falcon, owner of a Louisiana legal firm. Falcon had joined talks in 2016 about a new professional league, and his franchise was one of the inaugural clubs in Major League Rugby. This article takes a closer look at the business and rugby background … Read more