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# wayne-barnes - Sunday 20 October, 2019

'Beast' Mtawarira escapes with a yellow after dangerous tip tackle against Japan

The loosehead should consider himself lucky to return to the field after upending his opposite number.

# wayne-barnes - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Nigel Owens appointed to referee Ireland's clash with the All Blacks

Angus Gardner and Pascal Guazere will be on the sidelines for the clash in Tokyo.

# wayne-barnes - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Beirne hitting World Cup form after frustrating early yellow card

The Munster man has featured in all three of Ireland’s games so far.

# wayne-barnes - Friday 16 November, 2018

Scars of 2016 remain for Schmidt as he prepares for 'spiky and physical' All Blacks clash

Joe Schmidt will demand that his charges give as good as they get in the physical stakes.

# wayne-barnes - 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.

# wayne-barnes - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Wayne Barnes appointed referee for Leinster's Champions Cup final clash with Racing 92

The English ref also worked on Racing’s quarter-final and semi-final wins.

# wayne-barnes - Monday 3 April, 2017

Review group to look into France-Wales substitute row

Prop Uini Atonio was replaced, despite telling Wayne Barnes he was not injured but his back was hurting

# wayne-barnes - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

France lock fined €30k for 'cheats' outburst and criticism of Wayne Barnes

Yoann Maestri voiced his disgust with the officials after his team’s Six Nations victory against Wales.

# wayne-barnes - Monday 13 March, 2017

Analysis: Sean O'Brien tried Italy's 'tackle only' tactic with limited success

Wayne Barnes caught the Ireland openside offside for a penalty in the first half.

# wayne-barnes - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Clermont flanker gets 14-week ban for pushing Wayne Barnes

The openside felt the referee was blocking his route to a tackle on Friday.

# wayne-barnes - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Ashley-Cooper's hat-trick helps Cheika's Wallabies sink daring Argentina

Michael Cheika’s men outscored the Pumas four tries to nil.

# wayne-barnes - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Ireland's John Lacey sent Wayne Barnes flying during this referee training session Competitiveness This post contains videos

Ireland's John Lacey sent Wayne Barnes flying during this referee training session

The former Munster player got a little too competitive.

# wayne-barnes - Friday 14 August, 2015

Analysis: Bledisloe Cup incident showed up World Rugby's attitude to the scrum

A fascinating exchange between Wayne Barnes and Stephen Moore.

# wayne-barnes - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Analysis: Was Sean O'Brien justified in calling Armitage 'completely illegal'?

We’ve broken down the Leinster and Toulon opensides’ turnovers on Sunday in Marseille.

# wayne-barnes - Monday 13 April, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's enemy to ref Leinster, Gooch puts on a show and all today's sport

Also, Phil Neville was blunt when assessing Man City’s performance in the Manchester derby.

A familiar face will referee Leinster's Champions Cup semi-final with Toulon

But how happy they’ll be to see him is anyone’s guess.

# wayne-barnes - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Three Irish referees have been selected to officiate at the Rugby World Cup

The tournament kicks off on the 18th September.

# wayne-barnes - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Ireland still without clarity over Wayne Barnes' final scrum penalty call

Head coach Joe Schmidt indicated a degree of unhappiness with the Englishman’s performances in the Six Nations.

# wayne-barnes - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Ireland have 'no gripes' with Wayne Barnes after Wales defeat

Joe Schmidt said his side have to take responsibility for ‘what happens in our ruck’.

# wayne-barnes - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Ireland's discipline unsatisfactory as referee Wayne Barnes comes under scrutiny

Paul O’Connell admitted to some frustration with the breakdown area.

# wayne-barnes - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Twitter pics, illegal angles and BJ Botha's problems with Wayne Barnes

The Munster tighthead found himself in a spot of bother at the scrum against Clermont last weekend.

# wayne-barnes - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Loss of referee control at the heart of 2007's 'Battle of Bayonne' -- O'Driscoll

Brian O’Driscoll appealed to Wayne Barnes to restore calm in an infamously unruly World Cup warm-up.

# wayne-barnes - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Analysis: Should BJ Botha have been yellow carded against Leinster?

Munster head coach Anthony Foley insists the prop was playing within the laws of the game.

# wayne-barnes - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Keatley's falcon on Wayne Barnes and four other referee bloopers

The Munster out-half punting directly into the Englishman’s head and more laughs at match officials’ expense.

# wayne-barnes - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

8 crucial errors that cost Munster a place in the Heineken Cup final Analysis This post contains videos

8 crucial errors that cost Munster a place in the Heineken Cup final

After focusing on the heroics of Simon Zebo, James Coughlan and company, we use GIFS and video clips to highlight some key slip ups.

# wayne-barnes - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Dylan Hartley cleared of biting allegations after Leicester defeat

The Northampton Saints and England hooker will be spoken to by his coach Jim Mallinder.

# wayne-barnes - Monday 24 March, 2014

# wayne-barnes - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Gruesome stamp earns Gloucester prop red card after 73 seconds

Nick Wood received the second-fastest sending off in Premiership history.

# wayne-barnes - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Rory Best receives Lions call-up as Dylan Hartley gets 11-week ban

The England hooker was reprimanded for verbally abusing referee Wayne Barnes.

# wayne-barnes - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

6 Nations disciplinary panel: O'Driscoll stamp 'a spontaneous act born out of frustration' Stamp This post contains videos

6 Nations disciplinary panel: O'Driscoll stamp 'a spontaneous act born out of frustration'

The stamp was intentional, deliberate, grave and merited a red a card, the disciplinary hearing found.

# wayne-barnes - Sunday 10 February, 2013

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

We pay homage to the guys with the thankless job.

# wayne-barnes - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Ouch! Referee Wayne Barnes takes a ball right in the kisser LOL This post contains videos

Ouch! Referee Wayne Barnes takes a ball right in the kisser

The English referee was on the receiving end of an Ian Keatley clearance at Thomond Park.

# wayne-barnes - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Graham Henry kicks hornet's nest with match fixing suggestions over France defeat

The World Cup-winning coach said he felt physically ill after his All Blacks team were defeated by the French in the 2007 quarter-final.

# wayne-barnes - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

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

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

# wayne-barnes - 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.

# wayne-barnes - Friday 10 February, 2012

Rugby bosses back Barnes on Ferris penalty

The IRB and Six Nations say that they support Wayne Barnes’ decision to award Wales a last-minute penalty on Sunday.

Ref right to penalise Ferris, insists Warburton

The Wales captain has claimed his side deserved the last-minute penalty that led to their victory.