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Wayne Barnes named referee for Ireland's Six Nations 2021 opener
Mathieu Raynal will take charge of two Ireland games, including the final round clash with England.
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Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland
The veteran English official hasn’t always been a good omen for Ireland.
# Discipline
Leinster not over-analysing Garcès' 'slightly different' refereeing style
The Frenchman takes charge of Saturday’s Champions Cup final.
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England's Pearce to take charge of Leinster's showdown with Toulouse
EPCR have confirmed the referee appointments for rounds five and six of the Champions Cup pool stages.
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Wayne Barnes to referee Ireland's November clash with All Blacks
Nigel Owens, Nic Berry and and Ben O’Keefe will also take charge of Ireland Tests next month.
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Sexton still striving to be 'complete leader' and deal with referees
Johnny Sexton has had no problem adapting to captaincy duties with Leinster, but he is still working to better control his ‘flaws’.
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'We want good behaviours with referees, because we're trying to play within the rules'
Leo Cullen says Leinster are always trying to tighten their discipline.
# lawful
Lacey the latest under fire as All Blacks scorch in for 7 tries against France
The Irish referee was in the spotlight for the third Kiwi try of the day as he stuck by the letter of the law.
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South African Berry installed as referee for Leinster v Munster
The official in his first season in the league will be assisted by Welsh touch judges.
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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.
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JP Doyle to referee Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Racing, Poite given Leinster-Scarlets gig
The Leinster-born ref was also in charge of Racing’s October visit to Thomond Park.
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Marius van der Westhuizen to referee Ireland's first Test against Australia
The South African was due to be assistant referee for Ireland’s Grand Slam victory in Twickenham, but was replaced after his involvement in an England training
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Schmidt 'surprised' to see Van der Westhuizen in England camp, but stands by assistant ref's integrity
The South African will run the line at Twickenham on Saturday despite aiding England’s preparations this week.
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Nigel Owens will referee Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse
Happy with that, rugby fans?
# Bus lanes
Varadkar not pleased with new rule that allows ministers to use bus lanes
A change in law now allows ministers to use the bus lanes when they’re on official business. They were stripped of their State-supplied cars and Garda drivers in March.