Nigel Owens

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South African referee Stuart Berry: Will rely on input from his officiating team in making decisions. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa’s Stuart Berry, in his first season officiating in the Guinness Pro14, has been chosen to referee Saturday’s final between defending cham(...)

Israel Folau has escaped sanction from Rugby Australia for anti-gay comments made on his Instagram. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby Australia (RA) said on Tuesday they had accepted Israel Folou’s position that he did not mean to harm the game with his anti-gay remarks posted (...)

Wallabies player Israel Folau said on social media that gay people were destined to go to hell. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby Australia (RA) has declined to sanction Israel Folau over his anti-gay comments last week and will instead continue a dialogue with the Wallabie(...)

Nigel Owens has responded to comments made by Israel Folau. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Welsh referee Nigel Owens believes comments like Israel Folau’s statement that gay people would be condemned to “hell” could contribute to youngsters (...)

The 2013 Heineken Cup final. TMO decisions have become an increasingly familiar feature of the modern game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

To err is human, to forgive divine, and as in everything when humans are involved in making decisions, there’ll be erroneous ones. All in all though,(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray protests before being awarded a try during the Champions Cup quarter-final win over Toulon at  Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

There were a number of issues that arose from what constituted a superb weekend in the Champions Cup for Munster and Leinster with both claiming semi-(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates his try: he finished his first game since January, having only returned to full training last week Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Munster 20 Toulon 19 Rock and roll rugby, the Munster and Thomond Park way. Munster rolled with the punches and Thomond Park rocked from the first mi(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray before being awarded a try at Thomond Park. Photograph: PA

A wasted opportunity and three individual errors were the French reasoning behind Munster’s dramatic one-point win over Toulon in Saturday’s Champions(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates the try that gave Munster the win at Thomond Park. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Munster 20 Toulon 19 In time-honoured fashion, a capacity Thomond Park crowd remained riveted from first minute to last, and made off into the evenin(...)

Simon Zebo: returns from injury for what will be his  farewell European game for Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster v Toulon, Thomond Park, Saturday, 3.15pm (Sky Sports) A monumental weekend for the Irish provinces and if it’s quarter-final time then Munste(...)

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