John Lacey

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Leinster’s Jordan Larmour is tackled short of the line by Rory Best of Ulster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Ulster 10 Leinster 25 Moving into the 70th minute of a sold-out Kingspan Stadium, after another Ulster handling error, Luke McGrath veered away from (...)

Renato Giammarioli scored one of Zebre’s six tries in the Guinness Pro 14 match against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. Photograph:   Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Southern Kings 17 Zebre 43 Zebre thrashed Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth in a further dent to the Guinness Pro 14’s South African expansion. Ital(...)

Nigel Owens: generally recognised as one of the best referees of his or indeed any other generation.

What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Claude Monet have in common with modern rugby players, and specifically those who popula(...)

Referee Nigel Owens during Leinster’s quarter-final win over Wasps. Photograph: Inpho

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of Leinster’s European Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont on April 23rd, with Roman Poite officiatin(...)

 Leinster’s Sean Cronin is tackled by Justin Tipuric . Photograph: Simon King/Inpho

Ospreys 18 Leinster 20 Ross Byrne was the Leinster hero after his drop-goal sealed a dramatic 20-18 triumph over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium o(...)

Leigh Halfpenny kicks a penalty during the Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leigh Halfpenny accepts he made an error of judgement in turning down a kick at goal during Wales’ Six Nations defeat to Scotland. Fullback Halfpenny(...)

Italy captain Sergio Parisse and head coach Conor O’Shea: “Improving the depth of our squad is a goal.” Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalag/EPA

Italy v Wales, Stadio Olimpico, Sunday, 3pm (2pm Irish time) Conor O’Shea readily accepts that Italy’s last two Six Nations experiences against Wal(...)

 Romain Poite - Matches: Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield; England v Italy, Twickenham.

Romain Poite (France) Age: 41 Occupation: Professional referee Matches: Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield; England v Italy, Twickenham. He take(...)

New Zealand’s TJ Perenara hits Ireland fullback  Rob Kearney high at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

New high tackle sanctions took effect on January 3rd, with zero tolerance when it comes to contact with an opponent’s head. Whether the high tackle is(...)

New Zealand’s Malakai Fekitoa tackles Simon Zebo of Ireland around the neck during the November international at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nigel Owens made a call last weekend. It was an incorrect interpretation of the rules but he was decisive. It was instinctive, as Nigel trusted his e(...)

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