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International Rugby
Sep 25, 2013:  Referee Alain Rolland has announced he will retire at the end of the current season
Ask John
Jun 20, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths answers queries about Barbarians socks, bi-lingual referees and Lions who weren't Lions
Six Nations
Dec 11, 2012:  Irish referee Alain Rolland will take charge of England's Six Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham on February 2.
International Rugby
Aug 20, 2012:  Rugby has evolved at a frantic pace in recent years, and that is set to continue following the International Rugby Board's (IRB) May announcement of new global trials
Heineken Cup
Dec 22, 2011:  Alain Rolland will referee his first match on Welsh soil next month his controversial decision to send off skipper Sam Warburton in Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat to France
Scrum Sevens
Dec 20, 2011:  Following an eventful 12 months packed with punches, whitebaiting and Tweeting, Scrum Sevens hands out some gongs to those who have taken the headlines
International Rugby
Nov 14, 2011:  Referee Alain Rolland insists he has no regrets about his decision to send off Wales captain Sam Warburton during last month's Rugby World Cup semi-final clash with France
Six Nations 2012
Nov 1, 2011:  Craig Joubert has been appointed as the referee for France's final game in next year's Six Nations, against Wales in Cardiff
Comment
Oct 19, 2011:  "The atmosphere here in Auckland this week is peculiar. The City should be bubbling - New Zealand are in the final. Instead it is as flat as a pancake." John Taylor writes
Comment
Oct 19, 2011:  "Alain Rolland made the only call he could possible make in sending off Sam Warburton against France last weekend." writes Rowly Williams
Wales 8-9 France, Rugby World Cup Semi-Final, October 15, 2011
Oct 15, 2011:  "Despite their admirable courage, Wales' Rugby World Cup dream faded in agonising circumstances on Saturday against a France side seemingly unworthy of a chance to play for the sport's biggest prize." Graham Jenkins writes
Rugby World Cup 2011
Oct 10, 2011:  Irish referee Alain Rolland will take charge of Wales' World Cup semi-final clash with France at Eden Park on Saturday
Tri-Nations 2011
Jul 28, 2011:  Alain Rolland will achieve a significant personal milestone in Wellington this weekend when he takes charge his 50th Test as a referee, New Zealand's Tri-Nations clash with South Africa at the Westpac Stadium
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
New Zealand v South Africa, Tri-Nations, Wellington, July 17
Jul 16, 2010:  All Blacks coach Graham Henry is not expecting any refereeing controversy to arise from Saturday's Tri-Nations Test against South Africa in Wellington, praising official Alain Rolland as the best in the business
England v New Zealand, Twickenham
Nov 29, 2008:  New Zealand completed an historic Grand Slam tour after overwhelming a spirited but ill-disciplined England at Twickenham
Sep 5, 2008:  The International Rugby Board has announced the Match Official appointments for the Test matches that will be played during November and December.
Apr 24, 2008:  Alain Rolland has had to make a late withdrawal as referee for the Heineken Cup semi-final match between London Irish and Toulouse at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, 26 April due to an injury.
Nov 20, 2007:  There have been several changes to the match officials for the Magners League Round 7 games this weekend.
Oct 25, 2007:  Rugby World Cup final referee Alain Rolland will be back on the big stage when he takes charge of the Heineken Cup Round 1 match between Stade Francais Paris and Harlequins on Saturday, 10 November.
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