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#Romain Poite

# romain-poite - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup

Romain Poite, Pascal Gaüzère and Jérôme Garcès are first up for the Irish provinces.

# romain-poite - Saturday 8 July, 2017

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series Ref Justice This post contains videos

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series

Poite decided that Ken Owens was accidentally offside, and chose not to award a late penalty.

'We all know what should have happened' - Hansen refuses to criticise Poite

Romain Poite made a huge call in the endgame between the Lions and All Blacks.

# romain-poite - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks

World Rugby have also confirmed the match officials for Ireland’s summer tour.

# romain-poite - 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.

# romain-poite - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Top 14 player handed 15-month ban for abuse of referee Romain Poite

Oyonnax’s Silvere Tian is suspended until 30 June 2017.

# romain-poite - Monday 4 April, 2016

Apoplectic Oyonnax fullback will get a hefty ban after being red-carded by Romain Poite Red Mist This post contains videos

Apoplectic Oyonnax fullback will get a hefty ban after being red-carded by Romain Poite

At last, a Romain Poite decision Paul O’Connell could celebrate.

# romain-poite - Sunday 13 December, 2015

This is the penalty Anthony Foley was furious about after Munster's defeat

Romain Poite left the Munster coach deeply annoyed.

# romain-poite - 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.

# romain-poite - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Should Saracens' Michael Rhodes have seen red for this hit against Ulster?

Andrew Trimble was taken out in the air at Kingspan Stadium.

# romain-poite - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Mike Brown has had his say on Michael Hooper's one week suspension

Brown’s recent concussion was a big factor in his reaction.

Analysis: Australia used Joe Marler's reputation against him at the scrum

Joe Marler’s reputation cost him some 50/50 decisions.

# romain-poite - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Romain Poite and more talking points from Connacht's sickening defeat

Jack Carty and Matt Healy were exceptional for Connacht in Gloucester.

# romain-poite - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ireland fans will be reunited with their good friend Romain Poite this autumn

The mercurial French referee will take charge of one of Ireland’s games in November.

# romain-poite - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Springbok hooker 'feels sorry' for referee that sent him off

Bismarch du Plessis has come to the defence of Romain Poite after the French ref was slated for giving him his marching orders.

# romain-poite - Friday 21 December, 2012

I’ll be seeing you: Poite gets the whistle for crucial Munster and Leinster matches

The French referee will oversee the Irish provinces in rounds five and six.

# romain-poite - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Romain Poite named as ref for Wales v Ireland 6 Nations clash

The Frenchman will whistleblow at the Millennium Stadium – scene of a lineout-gate in 2010.

# romain-poite - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Paulie rues Munster mistakes on dark day in Thomond

“We probably had enough possession to climb that hill, but we just didn’t do enough with it.”

# romain-poite - Monday 17 October, 2011

Craig Joubert to ref World Cup final - but under-fire Rolland lands role too

Irishman will be reserve referee this weekend after Saturday’s tough day at the office.

# romain-poite - 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.

# romain-poite - Friday 20 May, 2011

Battle Stations: where this year's Heineken Cup will be won and lost

We take a look at five key areas in which this year’s Heineken Cup could be decided.

# romain-poite - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Not you again? Controversial ref to take charge of Heineken Cup final Whistle Happy This post contains videos

Not you again? Controversial ref to take charge of Heineken Cup final

French referee Romain Poite, who took charge of Ireland’s Six Nations struggle against Italy, will officiate Leinster’s showdown with Northampton