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Official Watch: A Guide To This Weekend’s Six Nations Referees

Six Nations Referees

The 2020 Six Nations enters the second round as Ireland take on Wales in Dublin, Scotland host England at Murrayfield while on Sunday, France welcome Italy to Paris.  Ireland, Wales and France will be looking to continue their good starts to the championship by recording successive victories while Italy, Scotland and England will be keen to get a win under …

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Zebo: Hopefully Greig Doesn’t Get Poite Reffing Him At World Cup

Simon Zebo says it’s “good to watch” teams playing on the edge when they target key players like Johnny Sexton, while he admitted that he thought Romain Poite reffed Saturday’s game well.  The Ireland out-half took a heavy hit from Allan Dell and left the field after just 24 minutes for a head injury assessment, which he subsequently failed. As …

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Referees Announced For Opening Rounds Of Champions Cup

Champions Cup referees

The EPCR have today announced the referees for the opening two rounds of the Champions Cup which will get underway in just over two weeks’ time. We look set for another exciting season of top-quality European rugby and it will be interesting to see if Leinster can win back-to-back European titles which would secure them a record-breaking fifth title in …

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The Referees For Crucial Champions Cup Semi-Finals Have Been Announced

We’re just 10 days away from this season’s highly anticipated Champions Cup semi-finals. First up is Leinster and Scarlets in a repeat of last season’s Guinness PRO12 semi-final. Both sides will be confident that they can secure passage into the decider in Bilbao. Wayne Pivac’s side defeated Leinster in Dublin last year on their way to their PRO12 triumph and …

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The Referees For The Champions Cup Semi-Finals Have Been Revealed

European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter-Final, Thomond Park, Limerick 1/4/2017 Munster vs Toulouse Munster's Darren Sweetnam celebrates his try with Tyler Bleyendaal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Champions Cup semi-finals are fast approaching. With just over a week until kickoff, European rugby has today announced who will be taking charge of each encounter. Our #ChampionsCup semi-final referees! ▪️Munster v Saracens – Romain Poite ▪️Clermont v Leinster – Nigel Owens pic.twitter.com/4d5nEE2FqX — Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) April 14, 2017 Munster fans will, no doubt, not be best pleased. Romain …

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Referees For Three Lions Tests Vs. New Zealand Have Been Announced

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand Referee Jaco Peyper indicates high challenge as he yellow cards Malakai Fekitoa of New Zealand

The three main officials for the Lions’ tests against the All Blacks this summer have been announced. World Rugby listed a full schedule of refereeing appointments for this summer, and in among that it was revealed that Frenchman  Jerome Garces and Romain Poite, and Jaco Peyper of South Africa will be the men in the middle for Warren Gatland’s side’s …

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How An Inadvertent Law Change Saved England From Further Embarrassment Against Italy

England v Italy - RBS Six Nations

Rugby fans were left divided and confused by the ruck time tactics employed by Italy during their Six Nations encounter with England yesterday. Despite the whistles of derision that were sounded in the direction of Romain Poite in Twickenham, Italy were not offside when their players took up positions on the English side of the breakdown, or the area in proximity to …

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5 Quick Conclusions From England’s Bizarre Encounter With Italy

England v Italy - RBS Six Nations

England may have won 36-15, but the scoreline isn’t the main talking point. 1. Italy Not Engaging At The Ruck Although it may not be a tactic that’s employed with regularity in the northern hemisphere, anyone who tunes in to watch Super Rugby will have seen teams disengage at ruck time so as to erase the offside line. However, few …

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EXCLUSIVE – International Referee Romain Poite: ‘I Don’t Read Social Media Comments’

World-renowned referee Romain Poite has officiated in every major tournament in the world and been involved in of the sport’s biggest games.  In an exclusive interview, Pundit Arena’s Paul Wassell caught up with him to talk about the changing nature of the job, what he loves about refereeing and how relationships between referees and fans, players and coaches are all …

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Rugby World Reacts As Owen Franks Inexplicably Avoids Citing Following Alleged Gouging

Many fans expected to see Owen Franks cited following yesterday’s Bledisloe Cup match. Although New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup following a 29-9 victory over Australia, their triumph has been overshadowed by the subsequent controversy surrounding Owen Franks. In the the midst of the full blooded encounter, the All Black prop appeared to make contact Kane Douglas’ eye during the seventh minute. …

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Video: Owen Franks Could Be In Massive Trouble After Footage Of Potential Eye Gouge Emerges

Owen Franks could be in line for a lengthy suspension. After Australia were embarrassed by the All Blacks in Sydney last weekend, the second Bledisloe Cup match was always going to be a full blooded affair. Throughout the early exchanges, both sides attempted to impose themselves at the breakdown, with players battling for possession on the ground. However, as if …

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