Luke Pearce

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Ireland’s Joy Neville is the first woman to officiate (as TMO) in a Tier One Test match. File photograph: Inpho

Twickenham provided a strange affair. The first half gave us a kicking duel, with neither team showing any appetite to play an expansive game. The sec(...)

Wales’ Louis Rees-Zammit  scores his side’s first try of the game during the Autumn Nations Cup match against Georgia at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Wales 18 Georgia 0 Wales eased the pressure on head coach Wayne Pivac with an 18-0 Autumn Nations Cup win over Georgia in Llanelli. Nineteen-year-ol(...)

Tempers flare between Ireland and Wales players during the Autumn Nations Cup clash at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Alun Wyn Jones had demanded a Welsh win and his team were fully “up” for their visit to Dublin on Friday evening. The passionate singing of Land of (...)

Scott Cummings drives over to score for Scotland against Italy. Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/Getty

Italy 17 Scotland 28 Scotland were given a fright in Florence before they recovered to claim a 28-17 win over Italy in their Autumn Nations Cup opene(...)

France’s Anthony Bouthier knocks on the ball as Ireland’s  Hugo Keenan looks to catch it during the Six Nations match at the Stade de France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Paris – the match is in its 18th minute, Ireland are pounding the French line in the familiar pick and drive version of the Eton Wall Game. Caelan Dor(...)

Caelan Doris leaves the field after suffering an early concussion on his home debut against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When the dust has fully settled on this Six Nations, last weekend’s match against Scotland match will, unfortunately, be remembered for two awful conc(...)

Toulouse’s Julien Marchand scores a try against Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Connacht 7 Toulouse 21 Connacht were given a stark reminder by French champions Toulouse of where they stand e in the European pecking order – worthy(...)

 Toulouse’s Pita Ahki scores a try with the help of Antoine Dupont. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht 7 Toulouse 21 Connacht did all they could to keep their Champions Cup hopes alive, but it was never enough against the French champions who (...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier attempts to break away from Virgile Bruni of Lyon during the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Stadium de Gerland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Lyon 6 Leinster 13 Leinster were relieved to leave Lyon with their winning record intact in the European Champions Cup after a nervous end to their w(...)

Alain Rolland: With the aid of World Rugby’s elite referee manager, the referees will have worked at  mental strength, fitness, consistency and teamwork. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield

Let’s spare a thought for the 21st team travelling to Japan – the match officials. For the last four years, exactly the same as the players, these wi(...)

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