Players Podcast: Alain Rolland
In a Rugby World Cup year, the focus is on match officials more than ever. Big calls, controversial cards, TMO decisions, offside lines…they’re all under the microscope. The man in charge of those officials is Alain Rolland, who joins us for Episode 11 of the Players Podcast. A former player turned referee, Rolland took charge of a Rugby World Cup final, 3 European Cup finals and many other massive games – before taking over as World Rugby Referees manager for the 15s game. On the Podcast, the Irishman talks candidly about his career, how he “accidentally” got into refereeing, his controversial call to send off Sam Warburton off at RWC 2011, clarity around tackles in the air and much more. Have a listen and check out rugbyplayers.org for more!