Sep 25, 2013: Referee Alain Rolland has announced he will retire at the end of the current season
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
Dec 11, 2012: Irish referee Alain Rolland will take charge of England's Six Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham on February 2.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.