Who Owns London Irish? (Explained)

The ownership of London Irish Rugby Club has changed several times in the past three decades. This article takes a close look at current and former owners. Who Owns London Irish? London Irish is owned by majority shareholder Mick Crossan who led a buyout of the rugby club by a small group of businessmen in … Read more

Who Owns Exeter Chiefs? (Explained)

Exeter Rugby Club, also known as the Exter Chiefs, have an interesting ownership structure. Many people think that the club is owned by a local businessman, Tony Rowe, but that isn’t the case. This article clarifies how the club is owned and operated. And we also take an in-depth look at the business background of … Read more

Who Owns Saracens Rugby Club? (Explained)

This article takes a close look at the current and former owners of Saracens Rugby Football Club. Who Owns Saracens Rugby? Saracens Rugby is owned by three major shareholders. Nigel Wray, a major UK financial investor, owns the biggest stake in the club. Nick Leslau owns 20% of the club and is a partner with … Read more

Who Owns Wasps Rugby? (Explained)

Wasps Rugby Football Club has a turbulent history of changing owners in recent times – along with changing the club name and their home stadium (several times). This article takes a close look at the backgrounds of the former and current owners of Wasps Rugby. Who Owns Wasps Rugby? Wasps rugby club is owned by … Read more

Who Owns Harlequins Rugby Club? (Explained)

This article takes a close look at the business backgrounds of the current and former owners of Harlequins Rugby Football Club. Who Owns Harlequins Rugby? Harlequins Rugby is owned by investment partners Duncan Saville and Charles Jillings, who first bought significant shares in the club in 1997. Saville’s early financial success was in the UK … Read more

Leicester Tigers: Interesting Facts

I’ve rounded up some of the most common questions asked about the Leicester Tigers, starting with how they got their name. Why Are Leicester Rugby Called Tigers? Leicester Rugby Club has been called the Tigers since the 1880s as evidenced by a local newspaper using the nickname in an 1885 match report. Most credit this … Read more

Who Owns Leicester Tigers? (Explained)

This article takes a close look at the current owners of Leicester Tigers. The professional rugby club is officially named the Leicester Football Club but is commonly known as the Leicester Tigers. Who Owns Leicester Tigers? The Leicester Tigers rugby club is a public limited company owned by shareholders. Two English businessmen own the majority … Read more

Who Owns Bath Rugby? (Past And Present)

This article takes a close look at the business and rugby backgrounds of the former and current owners of Bath Rugby Football Club. Who Owns Bath Rugby? Bath Rugby is owned by Bruce Craig, a Somerset businessman who bought the club in 2010 from previous owner Andrew Brownsword. Craig gained a substantial payout when his … Read more

Kick-Offs And Restarts In Rugby (Explained)

Kick-offs in Rugby Union have become a little predictable. A defender catches the ball, takes a tackle, and sets up a ruck. But sometimes, the play from kick-off gets a lot more exciting. This article looks at scoring from kick-offs, and some unusual scenarios around catching the ball. Can You Score From Your Own Kick-Off … Read more

How Many Ways Can You Score In Rugby?

Rugby Union has more ways of scoring points than many ball sports. In the early days, the only method of scoring was to kick a goal. That has greatly changed in the modern game. There are five ways to score in Rugby Union. Points can be kicked through a penalty goal, a drop goal, or … Read more