On Feb. 1, 2019, The Rugby Breakdown evolved into a $5/mo. subscription news service, meaning all content is housed behind a pay wall.
TRB is a one-person, full-time operation, and a subscription base allows for full attention on content creation, and not advertising or freelance projects.
If you think women's rugby news is underserved, then consider a subscription or donation. Learn more about TRB's value.
Black Lives Matter
Every day from June 4 - July 4, 2020, The Rugby Breakdown is contributing its income to a nonprofit that is asking the country to vote with its wallet.
So if you subscribe or donate during this 31-day period, you will activate your TRB subscription and have access to all of the rugby content behind the paywall, and your subscription dollars will also be forwarded to that day's charity. See below for options.
Advancement Project • Bail Project Inc. • Black Lives Matter • Black Women’s Blueprint • Black Youth Project 100 • Campaign for Black Male Achievement • Campaign Zero • Center for Assessment and Policy Development • Color of Change • Equal Justice Initiative • ERASE Racism • Fair Fight • GLSEN • Higher Heights for America • Know Your Rights Camp • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law • Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Center for Policing Equity • Minnesota Freedom Fund • NAACP LDF • National Bail Out • National Black Justice Coalition • National Police Accountability Project • People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond • Race Forward • Showing Up for Racial Justice • The Marshall Project • Training for Change • Unicorn Riot • United We Dream Network • When We All Vote • Women of Color Cultural Foundation
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other payment options
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I, Jackie Finlan, formed the The Rugby Breakdown (TRB) in January 2016 with the goal of creating an exclusive home for girls' and women's rugby in the United States. TRB is my full-time occupation, a necessity given the lack of centralized resources and the fluctuations of a still-growing sport.
But even if the rugby world was perfectly transparent and organized, TRB is where I'd be at all hours. Writing thousands of articles, photographing long tournament days, interviewing the game's most prominent and eager players, coaches and refs - it's a passion. Combing the mire of social media for women's rugby calendar additions; scouring for game results for a scores page; assembling photo albums so fans can identify their Eagles in person; decoding a league or competition that maintains no public records - it's a labor of love and, in my opinion, an indispensable one.
These efforts are best sustained with a financial stream fed by monthly subscriptions. For a cup of (ok, fancy) coffee per month, readers not only support the existence of a women's rugby news outlet, but also get something in return. The less time I spend on freelance projects and advertising campaigns, the more time I have to write about the readership.
The subscription model isn't about getting rich (is there such a thing in rugby!?), but attributing value to a resource. Thank you as always, readers!