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Munster and Glasgow will have the world's best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt
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Munster and Glasgow will have the world's best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt

May 25th 2015, 4:34 PM 5,905 Views 18 Comments

Here’s hoping Munster’s good times with the Welshman just keep rolling on.

Nigel Owens produces refereeing masterclass but that doesn't stop vile Twitter abuse
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Nigel Owens produces refereeing masterclass but that doesn't stop vile Twitter abuse

Mar 21st 2015, 9:52 PM 35,494 Views 54 Comments

The user’s account has since been suspended and the Tweet deleted.

Frenchman Pascal Gaüzère to referee Leinster v Munster derby
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Frenchman Pascal Gaüzère to referee Leinster v Munster derby

Mar 25th 2014, 4:31 PM 2,981 Views 7 Comments

The LNR match official has not been afraid to flash the cards this season.

Referee lockout sees Ireland's Alan Kelly make his MLS debut
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Referee lockout sees Ireland's Alan Kelly make his MLS debut

Mar 10th 2014, 4:39 PM 7,487 Views 1 Comment

The Cork native took charge of Seattle Sounders’ win against Sporting Kansas City over the weekend.

IRB appoints referees for Ireland's November internationals
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IRB appoints referees for Ireland's November internationals

Oct 8th 2013, 12:50 PM 2,577 Views 10 Comments

Here are the men who will officiate our meetings with Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.

Referees announced for opening rounds of the Heineken Cup
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Referees announced for opening rounds of the Heineken Cup

Sep 27th 2013, 7:03 PM 2,099 Views 26 Comments

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
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James McGrath appointed as All-Ireland final replay referee

Sep 18th 2013, 3:54 PM 1,960 Views 8 Comments

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

Feb 10th 2013, 9:01 AM 3,424 Views 2 Comments

We pay homage to the guys with the thankless job.

Juan Mata: I heard nothing from Clattenburg during United game
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Juan Mata: I heard nothing from Clattenburg during United game

Nov 10th 2012, 12:28 PM 1,610 Views 0 Comments

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.

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

Aug 29th 2012, 11:56 AM 1,142 Views 1 Comment

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

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

May 8th 2012, 1:19 PM 470 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Oct 13th 2011, 5:05 PM 7,259 Views 9 Comments

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.