What Is A Test Match In Rugby? (Explained For Beginners)

When the All Blacks toured Great Britain in 1972, their games against England and Wales were test matches. However, when a Welsh club in Llanelli famously beat the mighty tourists, the game was not a test match. The British & Irish Lions played three tests against the Springboks in 2021. However, a prior match between … Read more

Rugby Players Who Became Lawyers (Eight!)

There are plenty of rugby players who became lawyers when they hung up their boots and some who got their legal qualifications while playing. Which ones are the most famous? Did you hear about the former England captain who went to prison and coached the inmates’ rugby team? Can you name the two American presidents … Read more

How Popular Is Rugby In The USA? (All The Stats)

Rugby is a growing sport in the USA, but just how popular is it? The playing numbers and television audience are dwarfed by the big five U.S. sports of baseball, basketball, ice hockey, football, and soccer. However, rugby now has a professional tournament to add to historic college competitions. This article looks at rugby’s popularity … Read more

How Much Do Dallas Jackals Players Earn? (2022)

Let’s review the salaries of Dallas Jackals rugby players in Major League Rugby. It’s true that salaries are private contracts between the franchise and players. Dallas Jackals don’t publish the details. However, information gets around the small circles of Texas rugby. We’ve collected and reviewed all the details from credible sources. How Do Dallas Jackals … Read more

Greatest South African Rugby Players (Modern Era)

Which South African rugby players are the greatest to have played for the Springboks? Who had the greatest skills and contributed the most to the Springboks and South African rugby? Who made their mark on the wider world? We’ll start with the seventh greatest player and work our way up to the top. You may … Read more

Who Is The Greatest Australian Rugby Player?

Which Australian rugby players are the greatest to have played for the Wallabies? Who had the greatest skills and contributed the most to Australian rugby? We’ll start with the fifth greatest Australian player and work our way up to the top. You may not agree with us, but we’ll explain our reasons! Number #5: Michael … Read more

Who Is The Greatest All Black Of The Modern Era?

Who are the greatest rugby players to have played for the All Blacks? Who had the greatest skills and contributed the most to New Zealand rugby? You may be able to guess the players on our list. But the order may surprise you! Let’s start with the fifth greatest player and work our way up … Read more

Who Is The Greatest English Rugby Player?

Which English rugby players are the greatest to have played for their country? Who had the greatest skills and contributed the most to England and English rugby? At least one of our choices is not as well-known as modern international stars. But we have chosen players who reinvented their positions and changed how rugby is … Read more

What Is a Knock On In Rugby? (Explained For Beginners)

A knock on in rugby occurs when a player drops the ball forward or the ball hits off their hand or arm and moves forward. If the ball hits the ground or another player catches it, the referee awards a knock on infringement. If the ball moves backward from a fumble, a knock on does … Read more