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World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper insists red cards are a necessary price to pay to protect players even if they risk bligh…

Online Editors
09 Sep, 9:40

Scott Barrett's red card sparked heated debate over whether it warranted a sending-off, leading to World Rugby highlighting its de…

Josh Raisey
14 Aug, 7:13

Soon to hang up his whistle after 26 years on the beat, Jerome Garces cites the bizarre 2015 Six Nations Cardiff tunnel stand-off …

Online Editors
14 Jun, 10:14

While the standard of officiating in South Africa is doing little to improve the perception of bias, SANZAAR could eliminate this …

Online Editors
18 May, 19:49

French refereeing can often be hugely criticised by supporters, but their laissez-faire style remains popular with World Rugby as …

Online Editors
07 May, 4:42

Accused of behaving like football hooligans when their defeat to Clermont ended nastily, Agen have finally been punished with a fi…

Online Editors
04 Apr, 5:11

The referee appointments for the high-profile Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals were announced today (Wednesday, 11 Apri…

Online Editors
11 Apr, 5:12

The Spanish rugby journey to the cusp of World Cup qualification was close to being the story of European test rugby - second only…

Neil Best
25 Mar, 4:46

The head of the Romanian Rugby Alin Petrache has lashed out at Sir Clive Woodward, after England's 2003 World Cup winning head coa…

Nathaniel Cope
23 Mar, 12:00

England coach Eddie Jones has criticised World Rugby for 'undermining referees' following their statement confirming the TMO made …

Ian Cameron
14 Feb, 9:03

Nigel Owens famously told a player that 'this is not soccer' and according to reports, rugby's referees want to keep it that way.

Ian Cameron
03 Feb, 6:16

Wayne Barnes will break the record for most Aviva Premiership Rugby matches refereed on Friday when he takes charge of Worcester W…

Online Editors
19 Dec, 8:09
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