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

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

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