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

Do Women Rugby Players Wear Breast Protection? (Explained)

Most female rugby players do not wear additional breast protection beyond traditional sports bras. However, recent studies have highlighted a greater need for education around breast injuries. There is an emerging trend of companies designing new products to provide extra breast protection for female players. A Minority Of Female Rugby Players Wear Breast Protection A … Read more

13 Different Types Of Kicking In Rugby – With Pictures

The goal of kicking in rugby is to gain territory. Good kicks put the opposition under pressure and the best kicks allow the kicking team to regain possession. Poor kicks give possession back to the opposition and lets them counterattack. This article looks at the different types of kicking in rugby. There may be more … Read more

13 Different Types Of Rugby Tackles – With Pictures

The goal of tackling in rugby is to grab hold of players with the ball to stop, restrict, or reverse their momentum. There are strict safety laws around tackling that I won’t go into here. Instead, I’ll review the different types of tackles in rugby. There may be more than you think! Here is the … Read more

Free Rugby Streams That Work (Tested)

13 August 2022: Buff Streams is working (scroll down to that section for the link) I tested seven free rugby streaming sites during an international match between South Africa and Wales in 2022. Two sites had working streams of the match that were easy to find Two had working streams but used tactics like timers … Read more

Why Does The Hooker Throw Into The Lineout? (Explained)

Hookers throw into the lineout because they tend to be the shortest forwards on the team and are therefore not used to jump to catch the ball. As they tend to be stronger than backs, they are also more effective in throwing into the lineout and being in position to join rolling mauls. These days, … Read more

How Hard Do Rugby Players Tackle? (Explained With Statistics)

G-force is used to measure the force of impact of rugby tackles. Two studies of amateur players found that they experience an average impact of 21-22 g when tackled. The hardest tackle was clocked at 205 g. A tackle in a Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales in 2014 measured 27 g. This article … Read more