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Debating the 20 min red card: Is it a positive move for the game?

Over the years rugby laws have changed to keep players safe and ensure the game maintains…

Nika Amashukeli profile – The Georgian referee debuting at the 2022 Six Nations

We have teamed up with our partners at ACME Whistles to speak to Nika Amashukeli who…

The challenges for the international referees at the Six Nations

Although we are back to full capacity in stadiums, COVID is still playing its part in…

A game changer for tier one ref driven by a legendary All Black mental skills coach

Ben O’Keeffe is a regular on the international rugby circuit, yet his approach to game preparation…

Officials for this weekend, including England vs Wales referee

Referee appointments for round three of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations, including the England vs Wales referee in…

Bracey set to whistle in tribute to his late dad in the Six Nations

Irish referee, Andy Brace, is set to pay tribute to his late father during the Six…

RUCK catch up with Six Nations referee, Ben O’Keefe ahead of the opening Murrayfield clash

Ahead of this weekend’s Calcutta Cup, our partners at ACME Whistles caught up with New Zealand…

VIDEO: Wayne Barnes ‘takes no sh**’ as he sends off player for mouthing off

Wayne Barnes took no prisoners dealing with Stade Francais’ Tolu Latu following the exchange of words…

“Johnny, thank you” – Luke Pearce channels his inner-Nigel Owens to scold Johnny Sexton

Popular English refere Luke Pearce had the tough task of refereeing the All Blacks against Ireland…

GET TO KNOW THE REF: Craig Maxwell Keys

This month, Craig Maxwell Keys reached a landmark – the youngest RFU referee to reach 100…

WATCH: Female ref branded ‘new Nigel Owens’ after delivering brilliant one-liner

South African referee Aimee Barrett-Theron has been dubbed the ‘new Nigel Owens’ after an impressive debut…

100 Million whistles, including the iconic 2003 World Cup final, and still going strong

The story behind one of the world’s oldest and most experienced whistle master craftsman This month,…

The best thing to put on your CV is refereeing

Across the country potential employees are applying for jobs and entering the workplace. But with fierce…

World Rugby confirm FIVE new law trials for international rugby

World Rugby announced on Wednesday five law trials which will start next month in all competitions,…

Ben O’Keeffe– Reffing in the Northern Hemisphere vs Southern Hemisphere?

The eternal question of the North / South divide in rugby. Two different styles, both ruled…