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South Africa 27-25 New Zealand
Oct 5, 2014:  The All Blacks say neither flanker Liam Messam nor referee Wayne Barnes should field the blame for a late penalty which lost them the Test against the Springboks
Wales 26-30 Australia
Dec 1, 2013:  Wales coach Warren Gatland has criticised referee Wayne Barnes for awarding Australia their final try
New Zealand Rugby
Oct 9, 2012:  All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw has slammed 2007 World Cup organisers for appointing "the most inexperienced referee on the roster" for their quarter-final with France
The Rugby Championship
Jul 6, 2012:  Englishman Wayne Barnes has returned to the elite referee panel for the forthcoming Rugby Championship
Heineken Cup
May 8, 2012:  Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of the Heineken Cup final between Leinster and Ulster on May 19
International Rugby
Mar 24, 2012:  International Rugby Board elite referees manager Paddy O'Brien is to step down from his post with immediate to take up a similar role within the Sevens game
Comment
Feb 25, 2012:  "Steve Walsh's match will see him dealing with teams who have had contrasting results at the breakdown." Rowly Williams gives further insight into the world of refereeing
Six Nations
Feb 10, 2012:  The International Rugby Board and Six Nations have exonerated referee Wayne Barnes of blame for Ireland's 23-21 Six Nations defeat by Wales
Comment
Feb 10, 2012:  "Plenty of words have already been written and no end of opinions have been expressed." Rowly Williams reflects on a busy weekend for the officials
Aviva Premiership
Jan 12, 2012:  Sale executive director of sport Steve Diamond will face a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing after being charged on two counts of verbally abusing match officials
Aviva Premiership
Jan 10, 2012:  Sale director of sport Steve Diamond could face a touchline ban for his comments about referee Wayne Barnes following his side's 21-19 defeat to London Irish on Sunday
London Irish 21-19 Sale, Aviva Premiership, January 8
Jan 8, 2012:  Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond took a verbal swipe at referee Wayne Barnes after his side went down to a late 21-19 defeat at London Irish in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday
Rugby World Cup 2011
Oct 6, 2011:  Referees need to improve their performances for the knock-out stages of the Rugby World Cup, according to their boss Paddy O'Brien
Scrum Sevens
Sep 22, 2011:  The All Blacks have traditionally fallen foul of France at key times. With the two sides set to meet in Eden Park this weekend, Scrum Sevens looks back at some epic encounters
Rugby World Cup
Sep 11, 2011:  "We are only eight games into an epic 48-match schedule at but the Webb Ellis trophy is already brimming with passion, intensity and fierce competition." Graham Jenkins writes
Scrum Sevens
Jun 9, 2011:  After Richie McCaw's troublesome metatarsal injury reared its head, Scrum Sevens looks at some factors that will worry New Zealanders in the shadow of the World Cup
Rugby World Cup
Apr 29, 2011:  Ireland's Alain Rolland will referee the potentially decisive World Cup Pool A clash between New Zealand and France in Auckland after the International Rugby Board confirmed the appointments for the opening stages of the tournament
Rugby World Cup
Apr 8, 2011:  The officials at September's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand will be drawn predominantly from the northern hemisphere, according to reports
Scrum Sevens
Mar 10, 2011:  With Scotland coach Andy Robinson to return to Twickenham for the first time since his axing as England coach, we've dedicated Scrum Sevens to some other difficult reunions
Comment
Jan 1, 2011:  "With the dawn of a New Year comes our now traditional gaze into the ESPNscrum crystal ball for our predictions for the next 12 months." Graham Jenkins writes
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