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Wayne Barnes named referee for Ireland's Six Nations 2021 opener
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Wayne Barnes named referee for Ireland's Six Nations 2021 opener

Dec 23rd 2020, 3:26 PM 9,690 Views 13 Comments

Mathieu Raynal will take charge of two Ireland games, including the final round clash with England.

Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland
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Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland

Jul 19th 2019, 3:28 PM 7,418 Views 17 Comments

The veteran English official hasn’t always been a good omen for Ireland.

Leinster not over-analysing Garcès' 'slightly different' refereeing style
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Leinster not over-analysing Garcès' 'slightly different' refereeing style

May 7th 2019, 6:20 PM 7,535 Views 7 Comments

The Frenchman takes charge of Saturday’s Champions Cup final.

England's Pearce to take charge of Leinster's showdown with Toulouse
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England's Pearce to take charge of Leinster's showdown with Toulouse

Dec 21st 2018, 5:12 PM 5,462 Views 10 Comments

EPCR have confirmed the referee appointments for rounds five and six of the Champions Cup pool stages.

Wayne Barnes to referee Ireland's November clash with All Blacks
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Wayne Barnes to referee Ireland's November clash with All Blacks

Oct 10th 2018, 12:40 PM 10,943 Views 39 Comments

Nigel Owens, Nic Berry and and Ben O’Keefe will also take charge of Ireland Tests next month.

Sexton still striving to be 'complete leader' and deal with referees
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Sexton still striving to be 'complete leader' and deal with referees

Sep 27th 2018, 7:30 AM 7,412 Views 52 Comments

Johnny Sexton has had no problem adapting to captaincy duties with Leinster, but he is still working to better control his ‘flaws’.

'We want good behaviours with referees, because we're trying to play within the rules'
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'We want good behaviours with referees, because we're trying to play within the rules'

Sep 21st 2018, 4:02 PM 5,018 Views 7 Comments

Leo Cullen says Leinster are always trying to tighten their discipline.

Lacey the latest under fire as All Blacks scorch in for 7 tries against France
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Lacey the latest under fire as All Blacks scorch in for 7 tries against France

Jun 23rd 2018, 10:36 AM 19,796 Views 20 Comments

The Irish referee was in the spotlight for the third Kiwi try of the day as he stuck by the letter of the law.

South African Berry installed as referee for Leinster v Munster
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South African Berry installed as referee for Leinster v Munster

May 15th 2018, 10:42 AM 6,465 Views 12 Comments

The official in his first season in the league will be assisted by Welsh touch judges.

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

May 1st 2018, 11:37 AM 8,285 Views 27 Comments

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

JP Doyle to referee Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Racing, Poite given Leinster-Scarlets gig
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JP Doyle to referee Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Racing, Poite given Leinster-Scarlets gig

Apr 11th 2018, 11:28 AM 11,676 Views 37 Comments

The Leinster-born ref was also in charge of Racing’s October visit to Thomond Park.

Marius van der Westhuizen to referee Ireland's first Test against Australia
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Marius van der Westhuizen to referee Ireland's first Test against Australia

Mar 28th 2018, 12:33 PM 10,067 Views 12 Comments

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

Schmidt 'surprised' to see Van der Westhuizen in England camp, but stands by assistant ref's integrity
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Schmidt 'surprised' to see Van der Westhuizen in England camp, but stands by assistant ref's integrity

Mar 15th 2018, 2:33 PM 8,129 Views 11 Comments

The South African will run the line at Twickenham on Saturday despite aiding England’s preparations this week.

Nigel Owens will referee Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse
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Nigel Owens will referee Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse

Mar 24th 2014, 2:19 PM 5,682 Views 21 Comments

Happy with that, rugby fans?

Varadkar not pleased with new rule that allows ministers to use bus lanes
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Varadkar not pleased with new rule that allows ministers to use bus lanes

Nov 20th 2011, 2:36 PM 7,218 Views 55 Comments

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.