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#Alain Rolland

# alain-rolland - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Fiji are getting a helping hand for the World Cup by a former Irish referee

Alain Rolland has been helping them cut back on their penalties.

# alain-rolland - Saturday 21 June, 2014

‘Michael Fennelly giving a slap of the hurl across the arse. Yes you did. Free in’ Men In Black This post contains videos

‘Michael Fennelly giving a slap of the hurl across the arse. Yes you did. Free in’

Barry Kelly, the man who sent off ‘Kilkenny’s favourite son’, stars in Setanta Sports documentary on referees.

# alain-rolland - Friday 2 May, 2014

Fitting swansong for Alain Rolland as he gets Heineken Cup final reffing gig

One of these men is off to Cardiff at the end of the month. The other is Munster legend Paul O’Connell.

# alain-rolland - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Watch the trailer for new documentary on Ireland’s top rugby, football and GAA referees

‘Men in Black’ is due to air on Setanta Sports in the coming months.

# alain-rolland - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

‘Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?’ – Penney’s pride in Munster scrum

The province’s Kiwi head coach is confident his forwards can deal with the ‘behemoth’ Toulouse pack this weekend.

# alain-rolland - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Munster hooker Varley: ‘I think we deserved a lot more reward from the scrum’

The stand-in captain of the southern province didn’t agree with Alain Rolland’s refereeing in the tight.

# alain-rolland - Monday 24 March, 2014

# alain-rolland - Monday 24 February, 2014

France drop Louis Picamoles over lack of ‘respect’ towards Alain Rolland

Meanwhile, Clermont’s Morgan Parra has been added to Philippe Saint-André’s squad.

# alain-rolland - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Warburton unfazed by reunion with Irish ref Rolland

The Dubliner controversially sent off the Welsh captain in the first half of a 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-final defeat to France.

# alain-rolland - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Referee Alain Rolland to retire at the end of the season

The 47-year-old will hang up his whistle after one more year.

# alain-rolland - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Scarlets see red over Tom Court try that was ‘clearly short of the line’ Sour Grapes This post contains videos

Scarlets see red over Tom Court try that was ‘clearly short of the line’

Coach Simon Easterby believes Ulster would be delighted to see Alain Rolland refereeing the Pro12 Final.

# alain-rolland - Saturday 24 March, 2012

O’Brien steps down as ref manager, Barnes and Pearson snubbed for Tests

Meanwhile Ireland’s George Clancy and Alain Rolland have made the list of officials appointed for the June matches.

# alain-rolland - Friday 4 November, 2011

A Welshman thinks that Alain Rolland was right to send Sam Warburton off

And that Welshman’s name is Sam Warburton.

# alain-rolland - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Wales avoid Irish ref Rolland for Six Nations

Meanwhile Craig Joubert has been paired with France, despite being heavily criticised following his World Cup final performance.

# alain-rolland - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Gatland: We considered cheating

Warren Gatland discussed asking his players to fake injury in Saturday’s semi-final against France, he revealed this morning.

# alain-rolland - Monday 17 October, 2011

Ignore the blather… here’s why Rolland was right to dismiss Warburton

The Welsh skipper had to go and Irish ref Rolland deserves none of this criticism.

# alain-rolland - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Tackle sees Warburton suspended for three weeks Ban

Tackle sees Warburton suspended for three weeks

The Welsh back row admitted to a dangerous tackle on Vincent Clerc and will now miss his country’s game against Australia.

# alain-rolland - Saturday 15 October, 2011

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Spotlight on Rolland after he shows red to Warburton

Irishman Alain Rolland is the focus of all the talk following Wales’ one-point exit from the Rugby World Cup.

# alain-rolland - Thursday 13 October, 2011

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.

# alain-rolland - Monday 10 October, 2011

Ireland make the semis after all as Alain Rolland to take charge of last-4 tie

Rolland will referee the opening World Cup semi-final between Wales and France in Auckland on Saturday.

# alain-rolland - Friday 9 September, 2011

Five steps to heaven: Rugby World Cup special Backin' Black This post contains images

Five steps to heaven: Rugby World Cup special

We’ve sifted through the many, many World Cup betting markets to choose our five best bets. (Warning: None of these will win)