England Premiership Rugby Club Owners

There are a variety of ownership structures across the Premiership clubs. Northampton Saints are a PLC with one majority shareholder. Most of the other clubs are owned by private limited companies with one or two majority shareholders. Sometimes there’s a chain of companies ending off-shore on the Channel Islands. But we usually want to know … Read more

Who Owns Worcester Warriors? (Explained)

The ownership of Worcester Warriors Rugby Club has changed several times since the sport turned professional. This article takes a close look at current and former owners. Who Owns Worcester Warriors? Worcester Warriors Rugby Club is owned by British business partners Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham. They bought the majority shareholding in 2019 from a … Read more

Do Rugby Players Wear Shin Guards? (Explained)

Rugby players traditionally wear their socks rolled up to the knee. So, it’s not obvious if they are wearing shin pads. If you’re getting ready to join a club session for the first time, you may be wondering if you should go and buy a pair. But you probably shouldn’t grab the nearest pads in … Read more

Glasses, Contacts, And Goggles In Rugby

If you’ve watched a rugby match, you probably noticed that the players don’t wear glasses. So, you may be wondering if rugby players are allowed to wear spectacles. And if they’re not, are they allowed use any corrective eyewear? This article reviews the use of glasses, contact lenses, and sports goggles in Rugby Union. Can … Read more

How To Clean Rugby Boots (Explained)

Your first rugby match on a muddy field will make you wonder: can you take a shortcut to cleaning your boots by using the washing machine? How about throwing them into the dryer afterward? If you’ve been playing for a few months, you also may be looking for tips to get the smell out of … Read more

Who Owns Northampton Saints? (Explained)

Northampton Saints is one of the few clubs in the English Premiership that has retained a single majority shareholder since 1996. Who Owns Northampton Saints? Northampton Saints is owned by a Public Limited Company with a majority shareholding held by local businessman Keith Barwell. There are a small number of significant investors who collectively own … Read more

Who Owns Gloucester Rugby? (Explained)

The ownership of Gloucester Rugby has changed several times in the past twenty years. This article takes a close look at current and former owners. Who Owns Gloucester Rugby? Gloucester Rugby is owned by British businessman Martin St Quinton. St Quinton had purchased a minority share in the club in 2002 from former majority owner … Read more

Who Owns Newcastle Falcons? (Explained)

Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club has changed its name and ownership in the professional era. This article takes a close look at current and former owners of the Newcastle rugby club. Who Owns Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club? Semore Kurdi is the majority owner of Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club. Kurdi is a local property investor who first … Read more

Who Owns Sale Sharks? (Explained)

Sale Sharks Rugby Club has changed its name and ownership in the professional era. This article takes a close look at current and former owners of Sale Rugby Club. Who Owns Sale Sharks Rugby Club? Sale Sharks is owned by Manchester businessmen Simon Orange and Ged Mason, who purchased the rugby club in 2016 from … Read more

Who Owns Bristol Bears? (Explained)

Bristol Rugby Club has changed its name and owner several times in the professional era. This article takes a close look at current and former owners of the club. Who Owns Bristol Bears? Stephen Lansdown is the majority owner of Bristol Bears, a professional rugby club. He co-founded investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown and also owns … Read more