Wayne Barnes rugby player
Wayne Barnes rugby player

Wayne Barnes

20th Apr 1979 0.00m/kg Referee

Refereeing appointments confirmed for 2023 Six Nations

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Guinness Six Nations have released the refereeing appointments for next year's clashes.   Karl Dickson will be the man in the middle for the opening match while New Zealander James...

Match Officials Appointed For Guinness Six Nations & U20 Championships

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has confirmed the World Rugby Match Official appointments for the 2023 Guinness Six Nations, which runs from 4 February to 18 March.   In total, fifteen match officials from eight...

South African teams break new ground in Europe

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five South African franchises will enter new rugby territory on Saturday when the take the field in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup competitions in a watershed moment...

Wayne Barnes - The man behind the referee

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Find out more about the world's most capped test referee Wayne Barnes - visiting him at his workplace and finding out more about what makes him tick away from rugby.        

World Rugby ban Rassie Erasmus over recent Tweets

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has issued SA Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus with a ban on all match day activities for two matches as a result of recent social media posts.   The ban comes after Erasmus posted...

Nigel Owens responds to Rassie Erasmus' tweets

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former test referee Nigel Owens has commented on Rassie Erasmus' Twitter activity following South Africa's loss to France.     After South Africa's loss to France in the Autumn Nations Series,...

Last time they faced off: Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa 49-3 Italy

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cheslin Kolbe claimed a try double as South Africa eased to a 49-3 bonus-point thumping of 14-man Italy to stand on the brink of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.   Italy could...

Watch: Pieter-Steph du Toit red carded against France

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

2019 World Rugby Player of the Year, Pieter-Steph du Toit has been red carded against France.   The flanker was given his marching orders by Wayne Barnes just 12 minutes of France's Autumn Nations...

A statistical look at Wayne Barnes' career ahead of his record-breaking 101st test match

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes will become the most-capped referee of all time when he takes charge of his 101st test match on 12 November when France meets South Africa in Marseille in the Autumn Nations...

Stats and facts: Wales v New Zealand

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks kick off the European leg of the Healthspan Elite Northern Tour with a blockbuster clash against Wales at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday morning (NZT).     Here are...