Ref Cam Trials in the UK

The RFU Championship will trial the first ever use of “RefCam” in a live rugby union broadcast when Newcastle Falcons take on London Scottish this Sunday, December 23. Kick Off 3:15pm.

Continuing to bring supporters closer to the action, the RFU Championship fixture will show live footage from a camera placed on the shirt of match referee Matt Carley, including close-ups of the scrum in particular. As well as increasing the viewing experience for supporters and helping them understand the role of the referee, RefCam will crucially provide a vehicle for referees further down the leagues to gain valuable insight into professional refereeing.

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Sending Off Reports

Please familiarise yourself with the new IRFU sending off forms and guidelines in the documents and forms page . From today 12.12.12, this is the only sending off reporting form that is to be used.

Leinster Referees in European Action this weekend

Heineken Cup, Round Four

Edinburgh vs Racing Metro 92
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Stuart Gaffikin (Ireland), Jude Quinn (Ireland)
Television match official: Peter Ferguson (Ireland)

Ospreys vs Toulouse
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland), Richard Kerr (Ireland)
Television match official: Kevin Beggs (Ireland)

Benetton Treviso vs Leicester Tigers
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
, Olly Hodges (Ireland)
Television match official: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Leinster vs Clermont Auvergne
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Martin Fox (England), Paul Dix (England)
Television match official: Geoff Warren (England)
4th Official: Kenneth Henley Willis (Ireland)
5th Official: Edward Kenny (Ireland)

Toulon vs Sale Sharks
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Paul Haycock (Ireland), Brian MacNiece (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Amlin Challenge Cup, Round Four

VEA Femi-CZ Rovigo vs Bizkaia Gernika
Referee: Leo Colgan (Ireland)
Assistant referees: John Carvill (Ireland), Dave O’Flynn (Ireland)

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Mogliano
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Eddie Hogan-O’Connell (Ireland), Darragh McCormack (Ireland)
Television match official: Alan Rogan (Ireland)

Subaru continue sponsorship of Leinster Rugby Referees

We are delighted to announce the extension of our sponsorship with Subaru. This is the seventh year of the sponsorship deal which sees Subaru as the main sponsor of the Leinster Rugby Referees.

Jim Breen, President, Leinster Rugby Referees says “We are delighted to extend this sponsorship deal with Subaru into its seventh season. We are grateful for their continued support and look forward to driving our association into the future with this great relationship.”

Present at the launch of the sponsorship were Jim Breen, Neville Matthews Managing Director Subaru Ireland, Alain Rolland, International Referee, Dudley Philips, International Referee and David Keane, International 7’s Referee.

“We have found that during our association with the Leinster Rugby Referees and rugby in general, awareness of the Subaru brand has increased dramatically,” Matthews said.

He also went on to pay tribute to the Leinster Rugby Referees for their tireless dedication and professionalism shown whilst carrying on their official duties, in all weathers, throughout the length and breadth of Leinster.

Leinster Referees in Action this weekend

HSBC Sevens World Series in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), James Bolabiu (Fiji), David Keane (Ireland), James McPhail (New Zealand), Anthony Moyes (Australia), Matt O’Brien (Australia), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Alexandre Ruiz (France), Rhys Thomas (Wales)

Heineken Cup, Round Three
Toulouse vs Ospreys at Stade Ernest Wallon
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Kevin Beggs (Ireland)

Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Timekeeper: Serge Marzullo (France)

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Dates for your Diaries

Midland Meeting
Thursday 6th Dec
KO 1945
Venue: Mullingar RFC

Metro Area Meeting
Wednesday 12th Dec
KO 1930
Venue: Terenure RFC

Leinster Rugby Referees Annual Dinner
Venue: Lansdowne FC
23rd March 2013.