Tag Archives: Refereeing

Paris and Toulouse in one rugby weekend


This past weekend I travelled to Paris and Toulouse to be the TV Match Official (TMO) for two games in the opening round of the 2011-12 Heineken Cup campaign. First up was the game between Racing Metro 92 and Cardiff … Continue reading

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Tales of the unproductive TMO


I fear that I am the most unproductive TMO in rugby. The last six matches that I have been involved in have seen just one potential try decision referred to me (480 minutes for one decision, very low productivity). I … Continue reading

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Cameras and the TMO


Following on my post describing┬ásome of the challenges facing officials engaged in professional rugby, I received some notes asking me what kind of TV camera angles are available to a TMO when they are asked by a referee to give … Continue reading

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Back to Lansdowne Road


Lansdowne Road, the home of Irish rugby since 1872 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lansdowne_Road) was reopened to rugby as the Aviva stadium last Saturday, July 31. I’m proud to say that I was there as a member of the IRFU (Irish Rugby Football Union) … Continue reading

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