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#Man in the Middle

Referees announced for opening rounds of the Heineken Cup

Find out which official will call the shots for your province’s first two European games.

James McGrath appointed as All-Ireland final replay referee

The Westmeath man will take charge when Cork and Clare face off again.

The man in the middle: Here are our favourite referees of all time

We pay homage to the guys with the thankless job.

Juan Mata: I heard nothing from Clattenburg during United game

Mata has now admitted he did not hear Clattenburg mutter anything at all, but reminded people that the matter is being handled by the FA.

From The42 VIDEO: The best back-heeled pass you’ll see from a referee this week Tekkers

VIDEO: The best back-heeled pass you’ll see from a referee this week

Watch the deftest of touches from the man with the whistle.

Nigel Owens to ref Leinster v Ulster in the Heineken Cup final

Welsh ref took charge of Leinster’s Heineken Cup win in 2009.

Ref report card: Alain Rolland's Rugby World Cup (so far)

Yo, stats nerds. Come join us as we crunch the numbers on the Dubliner’s refereeing performances and look at what to expect from him in Saturday’s semi-final.