The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Referee Nigel Owens has backed former England centre Jeremy Guscott's call for the number of replacements allowed in rugby to be reduced.
There was vocal reaction to World Rugby's announcement that Jerome Garces would referee the Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England.
England's Wayne Barnes will referee South Africa's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against hosts Japan in Tokyo.
Israel Folau's sacking by Rugby Australia over homophobic comments is the correct decision, said the openly-gay Test referee Nigel Owens.
Top international rugby referee Nigel Owens has shared his views on Serena Williams' outburst in the US Open final earlier this month.
Wales’ Nigel Owens will referee the Rugby Championship encounter between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington.
The names alone of the officials appointed for South Africa’s Rugby Championship fixtures should leave us with hope of a decent tournament says Simnikiwe Xabanisa
Openly gay rugby referee Nigel Owens has chastised Wallabies star Israel Folau for airing insensitive views that could have potential life-threatening consequences.
Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the Test between France and South Africa in Paris.
The match officials for the Springboks' four year-end Tests in Europe have been confirmed by World Rugby.
Referee Nigel Owens has revealing the heart-warming gesture made by England and All Blacks skippers Owen Farrell and Kieran Read which left him in tears.
Frenchman Jerome Garces will referee Sunday's Rugby World Cup semi-final between South Africa and Wales in Yokohama.
Israel Folau and others who post "opinions of hate" aimed at homosexuals should understand that people cannot choose their sexuality, referee Nigel Owens says.
Experienced Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the Test between France and South Africa in Paris.
A renowned New Zealand writer says the Springboks were “done in” by Welsh referee Nigel Owens during their win over the All Blacks.
Welsh referee Nigel Owens says a match between the Springboks and All Blacks is the toughest test for a rugby official.
Outspoken referee Nigel Owens has hailed former All Blacks great Richie McCaw as the hardest man he's seen on a rugby field.
Leading rugby referee Nigel Owens has revealed he suffered a bulimia relapse over Christmas.
Steve Hansen has suggested Nigel Owens had not been as "focused" as he would have been for a test match when New Zealand beat the Barbarians in London.
Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the Rugby Championship Test between the All Blacks and Springboks in Albany.
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