How Much Do South African Rugby Players Earn?

This article looks at the salaries of professional rugby union players in South Africa and how much they earn when playing for the Springboks. We must admit that individual salaries are private contracts and the details aren’t officially published. However, some details get leaked when the franchises are in negotiation with players and their agents … Read more

What Countries Play Rugby Union? (Over 100!)

Over one hundred countries play rugby and are members of World Rugby, the governing body of the sport of rugby union. This article breaks down the extensive list by continent: Europe, Oceania, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. World Rugby divides countries into a top tier and several lower tiers. Each of the continents has an … Read more

How Much Do Australian Rugby Players Earn?

This article looks at the salaries of professional rugby union players in Australia and how much they get when playing for the Wallabies. It’s true that individual salaries are private contracts and the details aren’t officially published. However, bits and pieces are often leaked when the Australian Rugby Union is in negotiation with clubs over … Read more

What Countries Have Beaten New Zealand In Rugby?

Seven countries have beaten the All Blacks of New Zealand in an international test match. Two touring teams that are made up of players from several countries have also beaten New Zealand. One country that no longer exists beat New Zealand in 1947, although the match isn’t considered a full international test. Let’s get into … Read more

How Much Do New Zealand Rugby Players Earn?

This article looks at the salaries of professional rugby players in the New Zealand and how much they get when playing for the All Blacks. It’s important to understand that individual salaries are private contracts and the details are seldom made public. However, details are sometimes leaked when New Zealand Rugby is in negotiation with … Read more

Playing Rugby at Altitude (Explained)

Now that the top South African rugby clubs have joined a European league, more teams are traveling to play rugby at altitude. Most European teams are at sea level, while some of the South African clubs are at much higher altitudes. It’s been known for a long time that sport at altitude is more difficult … Read more

When Do Rugby Referees Retire? (Explained With Examples)

If you watch international or professional matches, you’ve probably noticed that rugby referees tend to be older than the players. Is there a mandatory age at which rugby referees must retire? Let’s take a look at the professional and international levels. When Do Rugby Referees Retire? There is no mandatory retirement age for referees in … Read more

Barbarians Rugby Team (Complete Guide)

The Barbarians are an invitational rugby team selected from talented players throughout the world. The Barbarians were founded in 1890 as a touring club without a home ground. They play a handful of matches each year against top clubs and countries. The club is famous for flair and attacking rugby. How Did The Barbarians Rugby … Read more

What Are Caps In Rugby? (Explained)

When you hear that a rugby player is getting his first cap, it means that it’s the first time he has been selected for the team. A player is “capped” with every appearance. So a player who has twenty caps has played twenty times for the same team. Commentators usually refer to caps at international … Read more