Referee Frank Murphy and  assistant referee Andrew Brace review a decision during the Connacht v Leinster   Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game at  The Sportsground. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The trial which permits a red-carded player to be replaced by a team-mate after 20 minutes is an absolute crock. Effectively, it makes a sending-off a(...)

Referee Jaco Peyper shows a red card to Frances’s Sebastien Vahaamahina during the  Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita. Photograph:  Ashley Western/PA Wire

South African referee Jaco Peyper will take charge of Ireland’s clash against England at Twickenham on Sunday, February 23rd . Peyper was ruled out o(...)

Dave Kearney goes airborne to score Leinster’s second try during the RaboDirect Pro12 game against Ospreys at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 29 Ospreys 29: Dan Biggar snatched a draw for the Ospreys with the last kick of the match at the RDS as reigning RaboDirect Pro12 champions L(...)