Passionate about rugby? Would you like to inspire others with your writing? Interested in connecting with other rugby fans around the world? Do you love writing? Maybe you would like to build your twitter profile or gain traffic for your own rugby website? Would you like to gain experience using the worlds leading blogging platform WordPress?

We’re looking for rugby bloggers from all corners of the world to join our community and write engaging rugby content.

We’ll provide you with coaching to use WordPress to upload your content, cool Rugbydata widgets to prove your point and awesome author promotion (promote your Twitter profile and/or your own website).

To get started, register for an account and you will receive a contributor account to allow you to start writing blog articles immediately.

Register for an account

What should you write about?

The short answer is — anything related to rugby.

Here’s a fairly random list of possible topics.

  • Injuries
  • Formations
  • Tactics
  • Teams
  • Moments in matches or moments in time
  • Countries
  • Tournaments
  • Players
  • Playing positions
  • Grounds
  • Shirts
  • History
  • Traditions (like the Haka, for example)
  • Team dominance
  • Scoring systems
  • Kicking technique
  • Moves (e.g. best moves of a match, or best moves of a tournament)
  • Passing plays
  • Coaches
  • Referees
  • Boots
  • Sponsors
  • Stadia
  • Youth players
  • School games
  • Memories
  • Trends
  • The future of the game where you are from

When choosing a topic, you can choose to write about it in general, or you can make it specific. A blog post is often easier to write and more interesting to read, if you get really specific and also share something of yourself in it. There’s a blizzard of general comment out there. The best read articles tend to be personal and specific.

Readers are more likely to be interested in how personal experience shapes your opinion of Stuart Hogg’s red card in Scotland’s Six Nations match with Wales, than in your review of Scotland’s tournament as a whole.

If you’re ever short of ideas, just mail us at support@rugbydata.com with any kind of thinking you have and one of us will get back to you with a few suggestions.

How to Submit Articles

We use WordPress, the most popular blogging system in the world. It’s super easy to use.

Once you are registered and logged in, you’ll notice a “+ New” button at the top of every page. Hover over this and click “New Post”.

 

Contributor 1

 

Now you’re in the WordPress article editor area. Articles are called ‘Posts’. All you need to do is choose a title, write your text, optionally include an image or two and click “Submit for Review”.

Contributor 2

If you have any questions at all, mail us at support@rugbydata.com and one of us will get back to you with help.

If you think any of your friends would like to write, remember to share this page with them too.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Craig & Dave