When Do Lineouts Happen In Rugby? (7 Reasons)

Lineouts happen in rugby when the ball goes out of play over the sideline. This can be due to tactical kicking from penalties or open play. But lineouts can also happen when a player makes mistakes that send the ball into touch. This usually leads to raucous cheers from opposing supporters! This article runs through … Read more

Best Australian Rugby Union Jokes

This is our collection of the best jokes about the Wallabies and Australian rugby. We’ve got jokes and funny stories about the clubs, the national team, and traditional Aussie rivals. Wallabies Quips And Jokes Here are some crackers about the national team and coaches. Deep analysis from Dave Rennie Dave Rennie pulled one of the … Read more

How Many Lineouts In A Rugby Match? (Answered)

There was an average of thirty lineouts per match in the opening round of the 2022 Six Nations. The average in international matches in the early 1970s was more than double that number. Why are there much fewer lineouts now than ten or twenty years ago? This article looks at averages in the modern game. … Read more

Brake Foot And Axial Loading In Scrums

You may have heard commentators refer to the “brake foot” when scrums pack down in recent rugby matches. If I told you that this was to prevent “axial loading”, then you may be none the wiser! This article explains both concepts in plain language. Before we get to the brake foot, we’ll explain why the … Read more

Rugby Scrum Positions (Explained)

The scrum is an iconic passage of play in rugby. The opposing packs of forwards crouch down and lock horns. Are you wondering why scrum positions always tend to start off looking the same? And are the positions mandatory or could a coach put a winger into the front row? Read on. Numbers Of Positions … Read more

When Do You Have A Scrum In Rugby? (11 Reasons)

Scrums happen in rugby for many different infringements by players. Dropping the ball is probably the most frequent but there are lots of other ways that a team can give away a scrum. Sometimes, scrums are awarded when there is no fault on either side. This article explains the eleven scenarios in which you get … Read more

How Many Scrums In A Rugby Match? (Answered)

There was an average of thirteen scrums per match in the opening round of the 2022 Six Nations. Is this typical of modern rugby? And why are there fewer scrums now than ten or twenty years ago? This article looks at averages in the modern game. We also review how and why the number of … Read more

How Many Players Are In A Rugby Scrum? (Explained)

When a rugby team has fifteen players on the field, then they must put eight players into the scrum in a specific formation. When a forward has been sent off for foul play, the referee can allow fewer players in the scrum. The minimum number is five: three in the front row and two locks. … Read more

How Much Do Scottish Rugby Players Earn? (2022)

This article looks at the salaries of Scottish rugby players. We’ll cover players contracted to Glasgow and Edinburgh, the two elite rugby clubs. We’ll also take a look at Scottish players who are high earners outside the region. What Is The Average Salary Of A Scottish Rugby Player? The average salary for senior professional rugby … Read more

How Much Do Edinburgh Rugby Players Earn? (2022)

This article looks at the salaries of Edinburgh rugby players. It’s true that individual salaries are private contracts between club and player. The exact figures aren’t put into the public domain. However, recent interviews with former officials and players have shed light on the salary ranges in Scottish clubs. How Do Edinburgh Rugby Players Get … Read more