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# refereeing - Sunday 28 June, 2020

All-Ireland final referee Gough opts out for 2020 due to social distancing concerns

‘As long as there is social distancing still in place,’ the Meathman is unavailable.

# refereeing - Monday 9 April, 2018

Deegan's daylight robbery against Zebre the latest Leinster Pro14 curiosity

Leinster’s recent games have thrown up some intriguing decisions.

# refereeing - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

More European rugby history to be made by Neville as she'll ref Challenge Cup clash

The former Ireland international will become the first female referee to take charge of a men’s European professional club fixture.

# refereeing - Monday 27 February, 2017

France tried the 'tackle-only' tactic against Ireland but Nigel Owens was on the ball

Italy brought the clever defensive tactic to another level against England.

# refereeing - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'I think there’s a big fine around the corner if I said what I really thought'

Wasps’ Dai Young wasn’t happy with Kurtley Beale’s yellow card but had praise for the defeated Connacht.

# refereeing - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Amy Perrett to make history as Super Rugby's first-ever female match official

Perrett is a product of the ARU’s Referee Pathways program

# refereeing - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Schmidt frustrated by Peyper's refereeing in Six Nations loss to France

The Ireland head coach feels his team should have had a first-half try.

# refereeing - Saturday 19 December, 2015

'There are children watching' - Nigel Owens was full of one-liners last night

The Welshman told off one Northampton player for cursing near the ref’s mic.

# refereeing - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Munster coach Foley says referee Poite's decision was 'nothing short of a disgrace'

The southern province’s head coach was deeply unhappy after his side’s 31-19 defeat at Thomond Park.

# refereeing - Friday 18 September, 2015

Why comparing soccer to other sports is pointless

Nigel Owens made some controversial remarks about football during the week.

# refereeing - Monday 29 June, 2015

Craig Joubert's refereeing labelled 'shocking' by Australian commentator

Phil Kearns was unhappy with the South African match official over the weekend.

# refereeing - Friday 20 March, 2015

The most suave referee in world rugby has retired to pursue business interests

Steve Walsh’s many fans will be disappointed.

# refereeing - Friday 12 September, 2014

Bernard Flynn on Donegal's Mullingar training camp before beating Armagh

The Ulster champions spent three days in the Mullingar Park Hotel last month.

# refereeing - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Rushe: Dubs don't have discipline problem

“This isn’t soccer and let’s not make soccer out of it,” says the Dublin All-Star who is keen to keep the physical edge in hurling.