Heineken Cup quarter-final officials named
It will be just as intense later on Saturday, 7 April at the Aviva Stadium where England's Dave Pearson will referee the first knockout stage confrontation between reigning Heineken Cup champions, Leinster Rugby, and Cardiff Blues since 1996.
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Ian Ritchie picking between apples and pears for England coaching job
For the next global gathering to be a success, England have to be very strong – and to be very strong Ritchie, the new boy at the Rugby Football Union, cannot afford to pick the wrong coach. The problem is, he has nothing solid to work on.
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Alun Wyn Jones: laying down the law
"It took me five years to finish that law degree, thanks to rugby. Will I put it to use when I retire? Dunno, really. I might go into conveyancing, or maybe probate: land and death are two things that will always be with us.
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