Law 3.10 The referees power to stop an injured player from continuing.

Law 3.10 The referees power to stop an injured player from continuing.

Please note that Law 3.9 has now been renumbered to Law 3.10 in 2016 World Rugby Laws of the Game.

It is important to note that outside of the numerical change that nothing has changed (a) in terms of the wording of law and (b) how referees are to apply it.

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Weekend Referee Appointments – International / PRO 12 /UBL

Six Nations

England vs Ireland
@ Twickenham
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Other International

Wales U20 vs France U20
Touch Judge: Paul Haycock

Germany v Portugal
Touch Judge: Brian MacNeice


Dragons vs Glasgow
@ Rodney Parade
Referee: Gary Conway (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Leighton Hodges (Wales), Dai Cambourne (Wales)
Television match official: Paul Adams (Wales)

Connacht vs Ospreys
@ Sportsground
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Andy Brace (Ireland), John Carvill (Ireland)
Television match official: Jude Quinn (Ireland)

Edinburgh vs Scarlets
@ Murrayfield
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Keith Allen (Scotland), Graeme Ormiston (Scotland)
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

Ulster Bank League
Sundays Well v Rainey Old Boys
Referee: Helen O’Reilly

Schools Cup Appointments

Senior Challenge Cup

Blackrock College v Belvedere College
Mon 22/02/16 @ 15:00
Referee Dermot Blake
Sub Referee Marcus Casey
Touch Judge Sam Holt
No. 4 Paul McDunphy

SCT Vinnie Murray Cup

Castleknock College v Wesley College
Wed 02/03/16 @ 15:00
Referee Gareth Crawford

SCT McMullan Cup Final

St Conleths v CBS Enniscorthy
Tue 23/02/16 @ 15:00
Referee James Fitzgerald

Junior Challenge Cup

Terenure College v St.Michaels
Wed 24/02/16 @ 15:00
Referee Barry O Keeffe

Pres Bray v Blackrock College
Fri 26/02/16 @ 15:00
Referee Tim Townend

CBC Monkstown v Clongowes Wood
Thu 25/02/16 @ 15:00
Referee Stephen Troy

JCT Fr.Godfrey Cup

Dundalk Grammar v Gorey C S
Wed 02/03/16 @ 13:00
Referee Barry Armstrong

Weekend PRO 12 and Domestic Referees


Zebre vs Connacht
@ Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Referee: Gary Conway (Ireland)

Ulster vs Scarlets
@ Kingspan Stadium
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Nigel Correll (Ireland), John Carvill (Ireland)
TMO: Alan Rogan (Ireland)

Ulster Bank League Div1A
Galwegians v Garryowen – Sean Gallagher (Referee)
Terenure College v UCD – Dudley Phillips (Referee)

Ulster Bank League Div1B
Dolphin v Belfast Harlequins – Brian MacNeice (Referee)

Ulster Bank League Div2A
Thomond v Corinthians – Paul Haycock (Referee)

Ulster Bank League Div2B
Dungannon v Highfield – Cillian Hogan (Referee)
Seapoint v Greystones – Gary Glennon (Referee)

Ulster Bank League Div2C
Midleton v Sligo – Helen O’Reilly (Referee)

Leinster Schools Cups – The Referees Favourite time of year.

Leinster Schools Cups – The Referees Favourite time of year.

The first thing most referees look forward to after the Christmas period is the Bank of Ireland sponsored Leinster Schools Senior and Junior Challenge Cups. The draw in December kicks this off, but it is the selection of referees that is greatly anticipated.

Refereeing a schools cup game, be it on the great new surface in Donnybrook, the RDS, or any other club in Leinster is one of the highlights or any referees career. Not every referee gets to do one so being selected makes it a bit more special. Some referees may never have played to that level in schools, some may not have played rugby in schools at all and some are reliving past glories on the D4 pitch. Whilst any schools cup game is special for the players, it is equally special for the referee. Some referees may never be lucky enough to referee a game in front of a big crowd again, others may never referee on TV again, so it is an opportunity to be cherished.

Continue reading Leinster Schools Cups – The Referees Favourite time of year.

Leinster Domestic Weekend Appointments

Upcoming JCT and SCT Appointments

SCT Fixtures

St.Michaels-SCT Terenure College-SCT Mon 08/02/16 @ 15:00
SCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Brian MacNeice

Clongowes Wood-SCT CBC Monkstown-SCT Tue 09/02/16 @ 15:00 SCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Cillian Hogan

Blackrock College-SCT Belvedere College-SCT Wed 10/02/16 @ 15:00 SCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Dermot Blake

Cistercian Roscrea-SCT Gonzaga-SCT Thu 11/02/16 @ 15:00
SCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Gary Glennon

JCT Fixtures

Pres Bray-JCT Gonzaga-JCT Thu 04/02/16 @ 15:00
JCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: David Williams

Kilkenny College-JCT Clongowes Wood-JCT Fri 05/02/16 @ 15:00 JCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Aidan Fogarty