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Cain column: Pressure can turn even the best refs into homers

EDDIE Jones has a habit of stirring the pot, and he did it in the build-up to England’s Six Nations opener against France in Paris, when..

5th February 2020

Jackson column: French refs see red more often than most

Peter Jackson analyses the tendency of French officials to dig out the red card

18th September 2019

World Cup refs told to treat high tackles with zero tolerance, as Scott Barrett gets ban

Scott Barrett receives only a three-week ban from SANZAR for his high tackle on Australia captain Michael Hooper

13th August 2019

Peter Jackson column: Even with TMOs, referees still miss foul play

At close of play on Friday night, 23 players had been sent off in European club competition this season compared to 37 during the whole of..

13th May 2016

Nick Cain Column: Refs must crackdown to prevent this abuse

The growing unease in English Rugby Union’s refereeing ranks about the rise in football-style abuse of officials, as well as a marked..

20th April 2016

Trigger-finger refs stamp out cynicism

Greater vigilance by referees at the breakdown and less tolerance of cynical play has led to a sharp rise in yellow cards during this..

22nd March 2013

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