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Joy Neville believes it is “inevitable” that the historic feat of a woman refereeing men’s Six Nations and World Cup Test ma…

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PA
10 Apr 2024, 8:25
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Analysis

The challenge for rugby to become a safer sport but still retain the elements that have made it a cherished sport to so many has b…

The final Guinness Six Nations Championship before the Rugby World Cup begins in France later this year could be a blockbuster.

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PA
28 Jan 2023, 9:53
FEATURE
Analysis

French referees are different to Anglophone ones – as Bernard Foley discovered to his, and Australia's cost

Gavin Mortimer
22 Sep 2022, 9:09

While New Zealand eventually beat heavily-weakened Wales by a near record-breaking margin, Wayne Pivac’s team stayed in the cont…

Paul Smith
Paul Smith
31 Oct 2021, 4:45

English rugby referees’ chief Tony Spreadbury is to join European Professional Club Rugby as head of match officials.

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PA
14 Oct 2021, 9:00

A teenage Fijian backrow is facing into a possible life ban and criminal charges for brutally punching a referee - breaking his no…

Online Editors
30 Aug 2020, 5:35

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that many involved in rugby have had the chance to try their hand at something else and the vet…

Josh Raisey
01 Apr 2020, 11:37

There was brief consternation in a ProD2 match last weekend when a score in the corner created from a kick off the kicking tee was…

Josh Raisey
11 Dec 2019, 11:37

It's not easy being on the whistle in the modern era, not only because there are so many camera angles highlighting bad decisions …

Online Editors
07 Dec 2019, 6:03

The World Cup may have only just finished but preparations are well underway for next year's 2020 Six Nations with World Rugby ann…

Online Editors
04 Dec 2019, 11:39

A South Otago rugby player has been banned from playing the sport in New Zealand after punching a referee.

Online Editors
16 Nov 2019, 5:26
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