Tag: Wayne Barnes

Wayne Barnes Leads Officials Into Pivotal Gallagher Premiership Round 19 Friday Night


NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND – Gallagher Premiership Rugby is getting towards the business end of the season and the referees are once again ready to oversee some exciting fixtures. Wayne Barnes has been given the Friday night shift for Round 19 and he will oversee Leicester Tigers’ tantalising trip to Newcastle Falcons. Both sides will be desperate […]

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2017 Bledisloe Cup Preview: Kiwis and Wallabies Keen for Opening Victory


Sydney, AUS — The Rugby Championship kicks off for its 2017 iteration this weekend, raising the curtain on the southern hemisphere’s premier international competition. The highlight of opening weekend features New Zealand traveling to Sydney to take on Australia in the first match of the Bledisloe Cup. The Kiwis enjoyed a waltz through the 2016 Rugby […]

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All Blacks Torch Wales In Final 20


AUCKLAND, NZ – With about 20 minutes to go in this game I was starting to think of ways to apologize to the readership for predicting a 20-point All Blacks victory. Up until that point Wales had ripped into the visitors and led by three points. But, as the Irish found out last year at […]

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Northampton Saints CEO Allan Robson re Dylan Hartley, Relegation, Red Cards & RFU Issues


PHILADELPHIA, PA – Our globe-trotting rugby savant, Johnathan Wicklow Barberie (holding red card), was able to catch up with the charming and refreshingly frank, Allan Robson, CEO of Aviva Premiership finalists, the Northampton Saints. In a fast-moving exchange, the two talk about the controversial red card Saints captain Dylan Hartley received in the final for […]

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Ref Review: The Red Card & The Critical Error


LONDON, ENGLAND – For those of you that have been completely in a box for the past weekend, there have been a few major events to happen this weekend. The first to happen was a rugby league referee got taken off his video referee assignment, due to a major mistake.  The second – and the […]

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Weekend Rugby Wrap-Up: USA vs Canada, Aviva, RaboDirect, Dylan Hartley, Barbarians, Elite Cup


NEW YORK, NY – It was another excellent weekend of  international rugby, replete with big games and big plays.  Let’s get to it in this week’s Weekend Rugby Wrap-Up: Close to home, the Pacific Nations Cup featured a match-up between two rivals, Canada and Team USA.  On a slick pitch in misty Edmonton, Canada, the  […]

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