Lee Gaskin Gungahlin coach Owen Finegan has called for more consistency from referees after a 29-20 loss to Royals.
South African officials Stuart Berry and Johan Greeff have been retained for round six Super Rugby games despite being ticked off by SANZAR referees' boss Lyndon Bray for a mistake which cost the...
Super Rugby governing body SANZAR will conduct a purge of the competition's referees in the wake of a series of controversial blunders by match officials in the opening rounds of the season.
Spiro Zavos SANZAR refuses to acknowledge that the heart of the refereeing problem in Super Rugby lies in the decision in 2009 to ditch the neutral refereeing system and bring in local referees.
Matthew Burke Why do we allow inept performances from the whistle-blowers to ruin a game?
Darren Walton Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has placed the onus squarely on referees to ensure Australia's showpiece series against the British and Irish Lions lives up to the hype with vibrant, free-flowing rugby.
Spiro Zavos TOM Keneally, wordsmith, describes the hype before big matches as the foreplay. Not unexpectedly, the qualifying finals between the Crusaders and Bulls and the Reds and Sharks have generated intense...
Matt Burke I remember a training session with the Wallabies in Caloundra in 1998. Wayne Bennett had come along to observe.
Referees must get penalty ratio right in defence and attack to promote attractive rugby and reward adventure
Ewen McKenzie When you become the first team to hold the Crusaders tryless in Christchurch since 2000, it is difficult to understand why the statistic did not come with a memorable win.
Malcolm Knox For every rugby aficionado who will be going to Homebush to watch the Bledisloe Cup match, there are hundreds who will prefer to watch from home.
Chris Wilson The National Rugby Championship has radically changed its point-scoring system.
Georgina Robinson Heaven help the referees and commentators assigned to call the opening match of the National Rugby Championship at Ballymore next Thursday.
Brent Ford Put them in headgear and identical twins Dean and Michael Oakman-Hunt even have their coach seeing double.
Brookvale Oval, Friday 7.45pm (AEST)
Georgina Robinson The key players who can deliver the Waratahs a maiden Super Rugby title?
Chris Dutton All the talking points out of the Brumbies' semi-final clash against the NSW Waratahs at Allianz Stadium.
Jim Morton Rachel Horton - high school science teacher, microbiologist, Muay Thai fighter and fitness fanatic - admits she's a control freak.
Paul Cully The Brumbies are in good position to beat the Chiefs in Canberra on Saturday and set up a likely blockbuster against the Waratahs in Sydney the following week.
Paul Cully For all the talk of players leaving Australian shores, the costliest exit may be Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher, who is bound for Gloucester next year.
Paul Cully Dennis may not be a highlight reels man, but he gives the Waratahs such great balance.