Greatest Rugby Hookers Of Modern Times

Here is our selection of the world’s greatest hookers that we’ve seen on a rugby pitch. This article runs through their most memorable achievements and why they’ve made our cut. We’ll work our way up the ladder to the hooker we consider to be the best of several great players. Number #3: Brian Moore (England) … Read more

Greatest Tighthead Props In Rugby

We spent hours debating who are the world’s greatest tighthead props that we’ve ever seen. This article runs through their most memorable achievements and why they’ve made our cut. So, how did we decide the player rankings? Read on. Rules For Our Ratings Here is how we ruled players in or out of the running. … Read more

Why Do Rugby Shirts Have Collars? (Illustrated)

If you watched the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, you may have noticed that the international players didn’t have traditional collars on their shirts. But go back to the first World Cup of 1987, and you’ll see collars on every shirt. Traditionally, rugby shirts have had collars since the sport began. This article … Read more

What Is The Hardest Position In Rugby? (Explained)

You’ll find many different opinions on which position in rugby is the hardest to play. If you ask a rugby player, they’ll probably pick the position they know best. But we’ve tried to keep subjective opinion out of our analysis We’ve used a variety of qualities to measure and rank the positions in the order … Read more

Why Are Rugby Jerseys Called Jerseys? (Explained)

Some sports call the tops that players wear shirts and some call them jerseys. You’ll hear both terms in rugby. So, why are rugby jerseys called jerseys? It’s an interesting story that goes way back to medieval times. Named From The Island Of Jersey The island of Jersey is part of the Channel Islands. Although … Read more

Greatest Loosehead Props In Rugby

Here is our pick of the world’s greatest loosehead props that we’ve seen play. This article runs through their most memorable achievements and why they’ve made our cut. So, how did we decide the player rankings? Read on. Rules For Our Ratings Here are the criteria we used whilst debating a list of great prop … Read more

American Needle Vs The NFL (Explained Clearly)

How did American Needle, a company that makes hats, end up in a fight with the mighty NFL? This is a company that was founded in Chicago in 1918 as a family-owned business that imported sewing needles. It quickly evolved into a popular maker of hats of all types, which it still is today. So, … Read more

Greatest Scrum Halves In Modern Times

Here is our pick of the world’s greatest scrum halves that we’ve seen play rugby. This article runs through their most memorable achievements and why they’ve made our cut. So, how did we decide the player rankings? Read on. Rules For Our Ratings We had a few ground rules for making our selections. You may … Read more

What Are The Rugby Positions? (Explained)

Rugby positions are defined by where players line up on the field during a scrum. Unlike some other sports, the numbers on player jerseys are specific to their position. This article gives an overview of positions and roles in Rugby Union. We have links to in-depth articles on each position if you want to take … Read more

What Is An Outhalf In Rugby? (Explained)

There is one outhalf in the starting fifteen players on a rugby union team. The outhalf wears the number ten jersey. The position is also called flyhalf and standoff in Europe. In the southern hemisphere, you may hear it called the first five-eighth. I tend to use outhalf and flyhalf interchangeably. This article looks at … Read more