About Us

My name is Jeff Pagano and I started Harpin On Rugby in August 2008 to chronicle my experience as a Leinster Rugby season ticket holder.  Over the years the site has evolved to include a strong social media presence covering fan opinion, with a host of contributors who are fellow fans from all around the globe.

While we strive to follow Leinster & Ireland rugby both men’s and women’s from senior all the way down to club level, we have given the bulk of our coverage to the senior men’s teams over the years with previews, in-match opinion and a post-match wrap every week throughout the season, along with some other regular features as well.

In an era when online discussions tend to go for controversy and anger for the sake of more clicks, we try to go in the other direction by sticking to the facts and trying to work out what is really happening both on and off the pitch. Of course our coverage will be mostly slanted towards both Leinster & Ireland, but we also do our best to be fair.

What you see below is selection of comments from Bath supporters after our match writeup of Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory at the Rec in January 2022, hopefully it will give you a sense of how well our approach has been received.

We do have sponsors but for the most part our work is done out of a love of both rugby and content-creation so because this takes time and investment and we would of course appreciate any help our readers are willing to contribute courtesy of the “Buy me a coffee” button in the sidebar. But most of all we just hope you enjoy our output, otherwise we would have put this paragraph much higher up the page!!!