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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Match Officials

29th November 2023
O'Gara to face disciplinary hearing days before Leinster clash
The La Rochelle boss was cited by match officials for his behaviour during a defeat to Racing 92.
Last month
October 2023
Angus Gardner and Ben O'Keeffe to referee World Cup semi-finals
Ireland’s Andrew Brace is an assistant referee for England vs. South Africa.
Last year
'Do we come down hard on the referees? Yes, we have very honest chats'
The URC’s head of match officials, Tappe Henning, has been busy since joining in December.
Peyper and Gardner among referees for Ireland's Six Nations clashes
The IRFU’s Andrew Brace, Frank Murphy, Chris Busby, Joy Neville, and Brian MacNeice are also involved.
All time
'It's a real void' - Lancaster believes URC needs new referee manager
Greg Garner left the role during the summer.
Lions believe O'Keeffe is 'professional enough' not to be distracted by Erasmus
Meanwhile, Dan Biggar is on track to be fit for tomorrow’s second Test.
Rassie Erasmus releases explosive hour-long criticism of refereeing
The SA Rugby director of rugby has picked apart Nic Berry’s performance in the first Test.
Carley appointed to referee Leinster's semi-final clash with La Rochelle
Andrew Brace leads an all-IRFU team for one of the Challenge Cup semi-finals.
Peyper apologies for 'inappropriate' photo as Owens and Garcès get semi-finals
The South African referee was not considered for selection this weekend.
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.
All Blacks name strong XV as Hansen accuses Erasmus of pressuring referee
The Kiwis have gone for Ryan Crotty and Anton Lienert-Brown in midfield.
IRFU's Brace named in 23-man match officials squad for World Cup
Nigel Owens and Wayne Barnes will referee at their fourth consecutive World Cups.
Referee appointments confirmed for next two rounds of Heineken Cup
Mathieu Raynal will be in charge when Leinster visit Bath next month.
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.
Ref review: How accurate were the big calls in Ireland's defeat to the Wallabies?
Marius van der Westhuizen had some big decisions to make in Brisbane.
Owens to ref Munster, Leinster get Garcès, and Poite in charge for Connacht
EPCR has confirmed the refereeing appointments for the European quarter-finals.
Ex-Connacht scrum-half among seven referees awarded IRFU contracts
Frank Murphy and Joy Neville are among those rewarded by the union.
Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks
World Rugby have also confirmed the match officials for Ireland’s summer tour.
Schmidt refuses to criticise referee Peyper after Ireland's defeat to All Blacks
‘We’ll feed our feedback through the appropriate channels,’ said the Ireland head coach.
Lacey gets Challenge semi with Owens and Poite in charge for Champions Cup
EPCR have announced the referees for the European semi-finals weekend.
Matt O'Connor - 'You need strong officials and I don't think we had that tonight'
The Leinster head coach was displeased with the refereeing of the breakdown and the scrum.
Deegan to take charge of All-Ireland football showdown
The referees have been announced for this year’s All-Ireland football finals.