Can You Score An Own Try Or Goal In Rugby? (Explained)

You can score own goals in other sports, but can you kick an own goal in rugby? And if you touch the ball down over your own try line, is this an own try? Let’s look at what happens in both scenarios. The question about the try is more straightforward so we’ll address that first. … Read more

Can You Kick The Ball Backwards In Rugby?

Have you ever seen a rugby player kicking the ball backwards? It occasionally happens, but is it allowed or penalized? You probably know that you can’t pass the ball backwards. So, let’s dive into whether rugby players can kick the ball backwards toward their own try line. Can You Kick The Ball Backwards In Rugby? … Read more

Can Rugby Players Catch Their Own Kicks? (Examples)

You can catch your own kick in rugby, and there are several names for this attacking tactic. There are also different techniques used in different situations in a match. This article will look in detail at these techniques. And we’ll finish with some awesome video clips of players pulling of this difficult skill. Catching Your … Read more

How Far Do Rugby Players Run In A Match?

How far does a rugby player typically run during a match, and does this vary by position? Professional rugby clubs try to track as much data as possible. Several academic studies have looked at the distance covered by rugby players. Let’s take a look at the answers. Average Distance Measured In A Single Match A … Read more

Ireland’s Call – Lyrics and Background Explained

Are you wondering why Ireland’s Call is played at away matches for the Irish rugby team? This article explains the reasons. You’ve probably only heard one verse of the rugby anthem, but there are another two in the song! Read on for the full lyrics. Full Lyrics Of Ireland’s Call The song has three verses … Read more

How Strong Are Professional Rugby Players? (Gym Stats)

Just how strong are professional rugby players? This article looks at how much weight that elite rugby players can lift in the gym. We also look at typical weight training schedules for international players. And we look at how they match up in strength to NFL players and professional powerlifters. How Much Do Professional Rugby … Read more

Can You Roll In Rugby? (Explained With Examples)

When rugby players are tackled, are they allowed to roll forward a few times? Or backward toward their teammates? And what about the tackler? Like many aspects of rugby, this is a matter of interpretation for the referee. Let’s take a look at when rolling is allowed or not allowed in rugby. Different Types Of … Read more

Which Rugby Position Scores The Most And Least Tries?

Have you ever wondered which rugby position scores the highest number of tries? And how about the lowest? We’ve analyzed every match in the 2019 Rugby World Cup to come up with some answers. Of course, this is based on the professional game at international level. Wingers in club matches may not be racking up … Read more

All Tries By Players In the 2019 Rugby World Cup

This article has a list of all tries scored by players in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Analysis And Commentary If you’re interested in analysis based on these numbers, check out our article on which positions score the most and least tries in Rugby Union. Tries By Players In The 2019 Rugby World Cup Before … Read more

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