We’ve had a busy start to the year in Leinster Rugby Referees HQ. On January 21st we ran our first recruitment course of 2017, in Terenure College. We had 24 eager new recruits attend the day long session. David O’Brien, the IRFU referee officer for Leinster was the main presenter on the day with our Vice President Conor Byrne welcoming the group in the morning. The main topics that David covered were broken into two components. The morning session saw us cover Game Management. This included: player safety / welfare, control, communication, materiality and advantage. The afternoon session saw us cover the technical modules such as scrum, lineout, the breakdown and offside.
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Italy vs Ireland
@ Stadio Olimpico
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)
Glasgow vs Scarlets
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Gary Conway (Ireland), Kevin White (Scotland)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Leinster Rugby stalwart Prof. Arthur Tanner, so long an integral part of Leinster Rugby. A true gentleman of the sport and medical profession. Our deepest sympathy to his family and his wider Leinster Rugby family. RIP.
An extremely warm welcome to today’s match official JP Doyle. It is widely known that JP is a Dubliner and a referee who has consistently improved and moved up the referee ladder since his move to the RFU many many years ago. It is great to see him in the RDS today. I remember him refereeing on the hallowed surface of Terenure College many years ago as I plied my trade on the adjoining pitch. Obviously JP ended up being the better referee, but then again he doesn’t write great article. A warm welcome to his assistants also, Wayne Barnes, Simon McConnell and Stuart Terheege. Have a great game gentlemen.
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