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# refereeing - Saturday 22 August, 2020

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?
# Penalty Count
# Penalty Count

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:45 AM 8,515 Views 6 Comments

Referees have been asked to police the existing laws more strictly.

# refereeing - Sunday 28 June, 2020

All-Ireland final referee Gough opts out for 2020 due to social distancing concerns
# Man In The Middle
# Man In The Middle

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

Jun 28th 2020, 9:30 PM 42,838 Views 33 Comments

‘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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Apr 9th 2018, 7:48 PM 28,284 Views 26 Comments

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
# What's Another First
# What's Another First

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

Nov 7th 2017, 4:02 PM 7,035 Views 4 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Feb 27th 2017, 5:27 PM 66,109 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Sin Bin
# Sin Bin

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

Dec 11th 2016, 4:44 PM 16,813 Views 3 Comments

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
# History
# History

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

Jun 29th 2016, 5:11 PM 3,891 Views 3 Comments

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
# No Try
# No Try

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

Feb 13th 2016, 7:03 PM 22,992 Views 78 Comments

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
# Comedian
# Comedian

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

Dec 19th 2015, 1:48 PM 13,206 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Big Call
# Big Call

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

Dec 12th 2015, 11:00 PM 20,023 Views 41 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

Why comparing soccer to other sports is pointless

Sep 18th 2015, 12:54 PM 8,442 Views 66 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Jun 29th 2015, 2:51 PM 10,250 Views 20 Comments

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
# Whistle Blower
# Whistle Blower

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

Mar 20th 2015, 12:01 AM 12,484 Views 15 Comments

Steve Walsh’s many fans will be disappointed.

# refereeing - Friday 12 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 12th 2014, 7:35 AM 6,424 Views 12 Comments

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
# Capital Account
# Capital Account

Rushe: Dubs don't have discipline problem

May 24th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,522 Views 12 Comments

“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.