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What is a Rugby Breakdown?

You may have heard the term "breakdown" when watching or talking about rugby. We'll explain exactly when that means in this article. Plus we'll explain the rules and share some drills to increase your breakdown success rate. Rugby Breakdown Definition In rugby, a breakdown occurs when one or more players from opposing

The Best American Rugby Players of All Time

Rugby is not as popular in the United States as it is in other countries, so the number of American rugby players who have made a significant impact on the sport is relatively small. However, there are still several outstanding men and women players who have made a name for

Best Rugby Balls (updated for 2023)

The Best Rugby Balls

We picked the best, so you don't get stuck with the rest! With so many rugby balls on the market, it can be difficult to sort through the all the options. To save you the time and frustration, we tested dozens of balls and picked out only the best. Let's first

Rugby Equipment

Rugby Equipment

Basic gear all players need Rugby players need equipment unique to the sport to keep themselves safe and performing to their full ability. Rugby is a full contact sport and injuries can occur if players are not dressed properly. Players also need equipment that is made for their level of development. So,

Women’s Rugby

History of Women’s Rugby Early Days The history of men’s Rugby dates back to the mid-19th century and it is noted that the first written code of rules was adopted in 1845 at Rugby School. The sport became increasingly popular throughout the United Kingdom in the 1850’s and 1860’s with the first ever official match in

3 Best Exercises for Every Rugby Position

Box Jump

Rugby is a very physically demanding sport. It combines the stamina of soccer players with the strength and explosive power found in football athletes. This means that all 15 bodies on the pitch need to be finely tuned for every match despite what number is on the back of the

The 3 reasons why South Africa will win the 2019 Rugby World Cup

South Africa 2007 Rugby World Cup

UPDATE: Congratulations to South Africa, 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions! (We told you so!) amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "rugbyreader-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B07ZXMW6S9"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "58ff7b11419c0599efb291f05741b375"; South Africa rugby has been on an upwards climb after disappointing 2017 and 2018 seasons where they lost

The Basic Rugby Rules

Ireland Rugby

Trying to follow Rugby, but don’t get the rules? Don’t worry, we've got you covered. Take the time to learn the rugby rules (also called laws) and you'll find the game is much more enjoyable to watch. The below rules apply to Rugby Union, unless otherwise specified. 1.

What can rugby teach us about life?

Azmir Zed, a Malaysian rugby player, shares his rugby journey and gives six life lessons that can be learned through rugby. The video below is worth the watch, but if you're short on time, scroll down to see a summary of the six lessons. Six life lessons learned

A Guide to the Welsh National Rugby Team

welsh rugby fan

Rugby is the National Sport of Wales, it is the most popular sport in the country and gets the most attention from the Welsh media. In a country where the population is just over 3 million, the Welsh Rugby Team is incredibly good as the side heads into the