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Wayne Barnes And Jerome Garces Confirmed For Champions Cup Semi-Finals

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EPCR have confirmed that Wayne Barnes and Jerome Garces will take charge of the two Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals which take place in two week’s time.  EPCR’s selection committee have confirmed that Garces will take charge of the first semi-final between Saracens and Munster at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Saturday, 20 April (KO 3 pm). Barnes will be the man …

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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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Wayne Barnes To Hang Up His Whistle After 2019 World Cup

One of rugby’s most respected and decorated referees, Wayne Barnes has revealed his plans to retire following the conclusion of the World Cup next year.  Speaking to the Guardian, the 39-year-old explained how factors such as his family and the longevity of his career have helped to form his decision. Barnes, who is also a barrister specialising in bribery and corruption, …

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Wayne Barnes With Really Classy Gesture To Schalk Brits After Premiership Final

The curtain came down on the illustrious Saracens career of Schalk Brits yesterday as he signed off with a Premiership title at Twickenham.  Saracens put in a dominating performance to emerge 27-10 winners and in doing so, denied the Exeter Chiefs the opportunity to become back-to-back champions. Brits, who has been with Saracens for nine years, was introduced in the second …

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Wayne Barnes Set To Break A Remarkable Record This Weekend

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 25: Referee Wayne Barnes during the 2017 Under Armour Series Autumn International match between Wales and New Zealand at Principality Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Barnes - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Referee Wayne Barnes is one of the most decorated officials in the game of rugby union. The Englishman has ruled over some of the sport’s biggest matches. He will break the record for most Aviva Premiership Rugby matches refereed on Friday when he takes charge of Worcester Warriors’ home clash with London Irish. Barnes, 38, currently sits atop the all-time …

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Watch: Kurtley Beale Moment Of Magic Unlocks Saracens Defence

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Kurtley Beale of Wasps during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Leicester Tigers at The Ricoh Arena on January 8, 2017 in Coventry, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Wasps and Saracens are facing off in the Premiership today with semi-final places in the bag. However, there is the minor issue of home advantage in the play-offs at stake. In a tight affair, Wasps centre Kurtley Beale made a break, bamboozling the onrushing Saracens defence to create an overlap. However, as the home side pressed, Christian Wade kicked ahead, but …

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Detailing Ireland’s Chequered History With Wayne Barnes

Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Writing in the Irish Times on Wednesday, Gavin Cummiskey summed up the apprehension felt by many Irish fans ahead of their side’s clash with Wales by headlining his article following Joe Schmidt’s squad announcement with “Referee the only concern as Schmidt names expected team”. Although Cummiskey’s headline raised some eyebrows, it’s fair to say that Ireland’s relationship with Wayne Barnes has been …

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Fans Rage As Bristol’s Tusi Pisi Red Carded For High Ball Challenge

Tusi Pisi red card

Protecting a player going up for a high ball has been a priority for rugby officials of late. However, many feel that the implementation of the rules has been far from satisfactory in recent times. Therefore, the red card to Tusi Pisi yesterday divided many watching Bristol’s clash with Worcester. The Samoan centre was going up for a high ball with …

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