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European semi finals - referee appointments

European Professional Club Rugby has announced the semi final referees for the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup.

EPCR’s Head of Match Officials, Donal Courtney lead the selection committee which has appointed Romain Poite of France for the Saracens v Wasps semi-final at the Madejski Stadium, Reading on Saturday, 23 April, with Wales’s Nigel Owens taking charge of the Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 tie at the City Ground, Nottingham the following day. 70 more words

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Owens set to break referee test record

World Cup Final referee Nigel Owens is set to become the most experienced international test referee of all time later this summer when he takes charge of his 71st test match and overtakes the record held by South Africa’s Jonathan Kaplan.  411 more words

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NatWest RugbyForce 2016

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To launch NatWest RugbyForce for 2016 England’s Will Greenwood and Lewis Moody have joined Scotland’s Al Kellock and Wales’ Tom Shanklin in the  164 more words


RWC final referee to kick off Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifiying

  • Nigel Owens to referee opening qualifier for RWC 2019

Rugby World Cup 2015 final referee Nigel Owens will take charge of the first match in the RWC 2019 cycle when St Vincent and the Grenadines host Jamaica in Kingstown on 5 March. 431 more words

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‘This is not soccer’ – communications lessons from Nigel Owens

In case you didn’t notice, the 2016 version of the Six Nations kicked off at the weekend, meaning Europe’s top rugby union stars will be knocking lumps out of each other every weekend until the middle of March. 1,228 more words

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Referee appointments for 6 Nations

The RBS 6 Nations kicks off next weekend, so here’s a reminder of the match official appointments for the series.

The appointments were announced back in November and were made by the World Rugby Match Official Selection Committee following a detailed review of all performances during Rugby World Cup 2015. 144 more words

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