Pacific Nations Cup, Round 3 – Officials

Pacific Nations Cup, Round 3

USA v Tonga
@ BMO Stadium, Toronto, Canada
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), TBC (Canada)
Assessor: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Fiji v Japan
@ BMO Stadium, Toronto, Canada
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)

Canada v Samoa
@ BMO Stadium, Toronto, Canada
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England), Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assessor: Donal Courtney (Ireland)

Bank of Ireland – Leinster Rugby Referees

I hope you have been summering well and following Paul Haycocks fitness program. As you may be aware, Leinster Rugby, signed a large deal with Bank of Ireland last August where the Bank extended their sponsorship of the Leinster Rugby brand from grass roots level right up to the professional senior team (details at http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/domestic/12301.php#.Va-HPLNViko)  .

As part of this the Leinster Referees are included and therefore will now be sponsored by Bank of Ireland. We are very excited by this partnership.

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Match official appointments made for RWC 15 pool stage

 

From rugbyworldcup.com

South Africa’s Jaco Peyper will have the honour of refereeing the opening match at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England as the hosts take on Fiji at Twickenham to kick off 44 days of unmissable rugby action.

Peyper, who is 35 and has refereed 20 internationals to date, has been appointed to the game on 18 September and he will be joined by assistant referees John Lacey of Ireland and Stuart Berry of South Africa while another South African, Shaun Veldsman, will be television match official.

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Focus on foul play as World Rugby reveals crackdown

World Rugby issued a crackdown on foul play that could endanger player safety during the World Cup this year with a directive to ensure the laws of the game are enforced more stringently by officials.

World Rugby’s laws representation group concluded recently that no new laws were required ahead of the tournament in England in September and October. But it identified three areas – foul play, the scrum and the maul – that required a stricter interpretation by referees, assistant referees and television match officials. That included the law governing high tackles, challenging for high balls, obstruction and grappling players’ necks at mauls, and crooked feeds at scrums.

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Pacific Nations Cup – Dudley Phillips

Dudley Phillips has been selected as one of the AR’s going to the Pacific Nations Cup in Canada in July. Dudley will be involved in the following fixtures:

Wed 29 July Pacific Nations Cup
Fiji v Japan
BMO Stadium, Toronto, Canada
Pascal Gauzere (FFR) Angus Gardner (ARU) Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Wed 29 July Pacific Nations Cup
Canada v Samoa
BMO Stadium, Toronto, Canada Angus Gardner (ARU) Luke Pearce (RFU) Dudley Phillips (IRFU)

Mon 3 Aug Pacific Nations Cup
Fifth place play-off
Swangard Stadium, Vancouver, Canada
Alexandre Ruiz (FFR) Dudley Phillips (IRFU) Rugby Canada / USA Rugby appt USA Rugby appt

Mon 3 Aug Pacific Nations Cup
Third place play-off
Swangard Stadium, Vancouver, Canada
Angus Gardner (ARU) Dudley Phillips (IRFU) Rugby Canada / USA Rugby appt

We’ve all been here, right?

Poor Ben Whitehouse.

The young Welsh official was refereeing a World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final, when the French decided to take out their frustrations (accidentally, mind) on him.
With the eyes of the world upon him (or two countries, at least), it started with a blow to the ankle.

View the events at the Irish Examiner website

Helen O’Reilly on course to be first woman referee in Pro12

From the Irish Times

Former St Mary’s player has already refereed in AIL and Women’s World Cup in France.

Terenure College v The King's Hospital - Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Junior Cup 1st Round

Earlier this year rugby history was made at Musgrave Park when Helen O’Reilly became the first woman to referee a men’s All-Ireland League game. O’Reilly took charge of the Ulster Bank AIL Division 2B game between Sunday’s Well and Kanturk.

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