ESPNscrum was an online news site based in United Kingdom dedicate to providing the latest news in Rugby union. It provided live minute-by-minute updates on major international and club games and kept an in-depth statistics on every international rugby player and nation.[1]

HeadquartersEngland, United Kingdom
  • World
Official language
OwnersESPN, Walt Disney Internet Group

Founded in 1997 by EMAP, it began as an independent website under the domain "". It was later sold to Sportal in 1999 but after its collapse in 2001, the site was set for closure but was saved by a consortium of rugby lovers who bought the site for £100,000 from Sportal and ran the site under the name "Scrum Ltd" and paying for the sites maintenance from their own pocket for the next 6 years

In August 2007, American sports media company ESPN bought the site in collaboration with Walt Disney Internet Group.[2]

The rugby section on the Spanish-language website ESPN was branded ESPN Scrum in May 2009.[3]

By April 2015, ESPN's Rugby section was run by ESPNscrum, but ESPNscrum was no longer its own website.


  1. "About ESPNscrum". ESPN Scrum. Archived from the original on March 17, 2015. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  2. Sweeney, Mark (21 August 2007). "ESPN buys rugby website". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  3. ESPN, deportes en alta definición Archived 2014-01-16 at the Wayback Machine - 18 November 2009
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