WORLD CUP REFEREES: Meet the men in the middle

They’re the men rugby fans love to hate and some, like our very own John Aussie, take particular pleasure in ripping into them from the sidelines (which is why he’s not been allowed to write this piece).  But who are the men charged with refereeing matches at this year’s Rugby World Cup?  Red Rugby gives…

A referee’s purpose? That’s entertainment.

So, the much-debated Heineken Cup has started then and I have to say the opening two rounds were top-drawer.  Several excellent matches, some close encounters and a welcome increase in competition across the board.  All in all, it was a thoroughly entertaining couple of weekends: entertaining but bittersweet. The very idea that this tournament could…