This weeks Pro 12 and International Appointments

Canada v New Zealand Wed 23/11/16 Donnybrook Referee: Helen O Reilly Touch Judge: Susan Carty No. 5: Gary Glennon Samoa v Canada Fri 25/11/16 Grenoble Touch Judge: Gary Conway Scarlets v Leinster Fri 25/11/16 Guinness Pro 12 Referee: Sean Gallagher Ulster v Zebre Fri 25/11/16 Guinness Pro...

Marius van der Westhuizen at Metro Meeting

The Metro Referees were delighted to welcome Marius van der Westhuizen to their meeting on Tuesday night. Marius was in Dublin to take charge of the Ireland v Canada game. Marius was great, and answered some...

Referee Manual and Nutrition Guides

Please see link to IRFU Referee Manual 2016/17 Season and Nutrition Guidelines for Referees.  The manual covers all aspects of refereeing and should be a continued reference point for you throughout the season. The Nutrition Guidelines were...

Leinster Match Program – Article 5

This article appeared in the Connacht Match Program

It is hard to talk about the world of refereeing and rugby without mentioning the great shock of the passing of Anthony Foley. All our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the wider Munster rugby community. Reading online about the great man just made him a great man, player and coach. I did read one interesting titbit of information in all the articles I read, that he was only penalised 6 times in his career. I can well believe it. A great rugby mind and passionate player. He will be missed sorely. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam.

A warm welcome to today’s match officials, John Lacey and Andy Brace from Munster , Jonathon Peak of Ulster, and today’s match commissioner Tim Lowry. Our sympathies are passed to John Lacey on the passing of his former Shannon and Munster teammate.