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We could win it, couldn't we?

Note the date. Saturday 21st March. Super Saturday, although that turned out to be somewhat of an understatement. Staggered kick offs across the last round of the Six Nations meant seven hours of rugby, calculations and hope. 1,046 more words


Football Should Learn From Rugby

When it comes to officiating, football can learn a thing or two from it’s rugby counterpart.

Anyone who watched yesterday’s England vs. France epic Six Nations battle… 525 more words

6 Nations 2015 Part 5: Hyperbole justified

Since Italy joined the tournament the final day has become a big deal, three matches and often with the championship still to be decided. As is the way of things nowadays, branding is important and soSuper Saturday was born. 1,719 more words


New referee for Wales match against Ireland

English referee Wayne Barnes will take charge when Wales faces Ireland in the crunch Six Nations encounter on March 14.  117 more words


Fire extinguishers at the ready for Keith's feet of flames

The pre-match fireworks were nothing compared to how Keith Earls lit up a blustery night in Cork!  Gasps and cheers of appreciation greeted each replay as we saw him flick up the delightful grubber by Ian Keatley to score Munster’s third try of the evening on the big screen.   1,746 more words

Pro12 League

Column: Honest, brave but still too alone, rugby king of one-liners carves path for gay sports


For rugby referee extraordinaire Nigel Owens, it’s no real surprise that so few others in professional sports have followed his lead and come out as gay. 881 more words


Time for a proper TMO

The TMO, the referral system where a referee can asks a TMO to review footage and adjudicate whether a try has been scored or foul play has been committed has been inconsistent. 42 more words