Draws In Rugby (Statistics)

I’ve compiled the number of draws in professional and top-level international rugby tournaments in recent seasons. If you just want the statistics, the first section has the number of drawn matches per tournament. The rest of this article has commentary and analysis. Summary Of Draws In Rugby Professional Club Tournament Season Matches Draws Premiership 2020/2021 … Read more

Highest And Lowest Scores In Rugby (Statistics)

I’ve compiled the highest and lowest scores in professional and international rugby tournaments in recent seasons. If you just want the numbers, here are the maximum and minimum home and away scores. The rest of this article has background, commentary, and analysis on these results. Note that the Home and Away scores are independent. We’ve … Read more

Average Scores In Rugby (Statistics)

I’ve compiled the average scores in professional and international rugby tournaments. If you just want the numbers, here are the average home and away scores. The rest of this article has background, commentary and analysis on these results. Season Home Away England Premiership 2020/21 27 23 PRO 14 2020/21 27 24 France Top 14 2020/21 … Read more

Who Is The Quarterback In Rugby?

Several positions in rugby take the role of quarterback at different times in a match. Flyhalves and scrumhalves are often considered as the equivalent of quarterbacks in American football. But locks, number eights, and outside backs can also take on quarterback roles. Read on to learn how. Flyhalves As Quarterbacks In Rugby Quarterbacks are of … Read more

Are NFL Players Bigger Than Rugby Players? (Statistics)

Football and rugby fans have friendly arguments over which sport has the bigger athletes. You can compare individual stars in both sports, but that doesn’t really answer the question. This article uses statistics from the NFL, college football, and the big professional rugby competitions in Europe. I’ve picked five positions in football and compared the … Read more

9 Differences Between Rugby 15s And Rugby Sevens

Many Rugby Union clubs play one version of the sport during the regular competitive season and another during summer. You may have caught sight of Rugby Sevens during the Summer Olympics. This is actually the less well-known and less widely played version. It’s also a little younger historically. For convenience in this article, I’ll refer … Read more

9 Differences Between Rugby Union And Rugby League

Rugby Union and Rugby League are two sports played with an egg-shaped ball. To the average observer, one rugby match probably looks like the other. But there are major differences between the codes. Here are my top nine! Number Of Players In Rugby Union 15 players are on the field at any given time. Each … Read more

How Many Players Are On A Rugby Team? (Explained)

If you’re wondering how many players are on a rugby team, then we need to establish which version of rugby you’re asking about. There are at least ten different variants of rugby played across the world. They differ in both rules and the number of players and substitutes on a team. This article covers most … 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