Alain Rolland had one more big refereeing appointment on his agenda. The Dubliner made history by becoming the first Irishman to referee a Rugby World Cup final in November and he wrapped up his international campaign last week with the Argentina v Scotland Test match in Buenos Aires. But would the Budweiser Tag 'Challenge Donncha' match at Old Belvedere RFC on Wednesday top everything?
Top Irish referee Alain Rolland talks to IrishRugby.ie about Budweiser Tag, the benefits of playing Tag rugby, the current standing of Irish referees globally, being appointed to the big games, the use of the television match official and the 'challenge' of refereeing Donncha O'Callaghan!
Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Women's November International Series to be held in the UCD Bowl. Kids go free with any adult tickets. Ireland will face world champions England, top ranked Canada and the Black Ferns of New Zealand.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.
Tadhg Furlong reflects on a disappointing day for Ireland against South Africa. However, he will take positives from his first Test start and be ready to build for the final match of the series in Port Elizabeth.
Paddy Jackson is preparing for Ireland's second Test against South Africa on Saturday (kick-off 5pm local time/4pm Irish time). The Ulster out-half has been checking out Ellis Park in advance of the match.
Nicole Cronin, the inaugural Irish Women's Sevens Player of the Year in 2014, is looking to make an impact on her return to the green jersey at this weekend's Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia.
The Ireland Women's 15-a-side captain Niamh Briggs was part of the Irish Development team that won the Amsterdam 7s title recently. Next up is the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia this weekend and then a shot at Olympic Sevens qualification at UCD on June 25-26.