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Referees to 2 August 2015

There is a break of a weekend in SANZAR's Rugby Championship, but after that there are lots of international matches as the year heads towards the Rugby World Cup....

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Meyer: Ref´s always right

"We believe the ref is always right." That was Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer's reaction to the controversial try handed to the Wallabies which handed them the vict...

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Referees to 26 July 2015

Australia and New Zealand take victories into the second round of SANZAR's The Championship. In the Pacific Nations Cup, Fiji, Samoa and Japan were first-round winners....

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AJ Jacobs, Referee

Adriaan Jacobs, also known as AJ,has been appointed to referee the most prestigious schools match of the year - the last match of the 2015 Craven week, hosted by Paul Roos Gymna...

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Craven Week. final day refs

AJ Jacobs of the Griffons has been appointed to referee the high-profile main match on the final day of the 52nd Craven Week, hosted by Paul Roos Gymnasium....

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Referees to 19 July 2015

Jaco Peyper is still down in the South Pacific. He refereed the Super Rugby Final in Wellington, New Zealand, then the historic Test between Samoa and the All Blacks, a massive...

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American Referee in Africa

Kurt Weaver, one of five referees on the USA panel of elite referees, is back refereeing in Africa, Southern Africa to be precise, South Africa this weekend in fact....

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Craven Week Appointments

The appointments of match officials for each of the matches on the first two days of the 2015 Craven Week, hosted by Paul Roos in Stellenbosch, have been announced....

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Last Grant Khomo Day

The Grant Khomo Week for Under-16 teams ends in Oudtshoorn on Thursday, 9 July 2015 when the Golden Lions play KwaZulu-Natal in the prestigious main match....

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Burger goes to World Cup

Freek Burger, the former Test referee and manager of South African referees, has been appointed a citing commissioner at the Rugby World Cup, hosted by England, starting in Sept...

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Clip 5 - 11 June 2015 - Law 10

Tripping. The Waratahs are attacking the Cheetahs and Adam Ashley Cooper of the Waratahs passes to Israel Folau and the big fullback speeds for line. On the way he passes Ry...

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Clip 3 - 11 June 2015 - Law 22

What came first? The Crusaders are attacking against the Blues. They go wide right and then come gradually back left till Dan Carter throws a long pass to Richie McCaw, the...

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Clip 2 - 11 June 2015 - Law 10

Penalty OK? The Hurricanes are attacking the Highlanders' line. James Broadhurst charges at the line but Lima Sopoaga tackles him and both go to ground. Ross Geldenhuys...

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Clip 1 - 11 June 2015 - Law 19

Penalty? Penalty only? After the Highlanders knock on, the ball is passed to Julian Savea of the Hurricanes who grubbers the ball down field. He and his little brother Ardie...

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Clip 4 - 11 June 2015 - Law 15

Do you agree with this try? The Waratahs attack. Kurtley Beale gives to Michael Hooper. As Hooper is grabbed by Sergeal Petersen, he gets a pass away to Adam Ashley-Cooper w...

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Clip 5 - 4 June 2015 - law 19

Why not? The Chiefs (in white) move the ball out to the left but handling becomes erratic. Michael Fitzgerald of the Chiefs gets the ball but is bundled into touch by the co...

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Clip 4 - 4 June 2015 - Law 10

Fighting cards. The ball comes back to the Sharks and their scrumhalf, Stefan Ungerer, kicks a high ball downfield which Odwa Ndungane of the Sharks chases and Mike Harris o...

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Clip 3 - 4 June 2015 - Law 10

Cleaning - or tackling without the ball. Does 'cleaning out' take precedence over all other laws? Watch yellow 18. Unfortunately there are no replays and so one has...

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Clip 2 - 4 June 2015 - Law 20

Clever or underhand? Andy Ellis of the Crusaders puts the ball into a scrum 15 metres in from touch on the Crusaders left. TJ Perenara of the Hurricanes is his immediate opp...

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Clip 1 - 4 June 2015 - Law 10

Penalty? Yellow card? Would you have done either. Nehe Milner-Skudder of the Hurricanes grubbers ahead. Robbie Freuan of the Crusaders grabs Milner-Skudder who twists in the...

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Duty Ref 499 - Lesego Legoete.

Lesego Legoete, who has been in the top echelon of South African referees for several years, will be off to referee his sixth Test soon, but before that he answers readers'...

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Duty Ref 498 - Marius van der Westhuizen

Marius is just back from refereeing two matches in Tblisi when the floods destroyed much of the city and opened the zoo for lethal wild animals to roam the streets....

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Duty Ref 497 - Stuart Berry

Stuart Berry is just back from an experience which he found most enjoyable - off toHarare for his fifth test, this time between Zimbabwe and Kenya. Now he is back in Durban and,...

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Duty Ref 496 - Craig Joubert

Craig is refereeing at Loftus on Saturday and then somewhere or other as then Super 15 goes into knock-out mode, then Tests and then the World Cup, but he still has generous tim...

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Duty Ref 495 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans

Joey Klaaste-Salmans was once a top referee and is now a top educator with a special interest in rugby in primary schools. He is our fundi on rugby Under-13 and in this capacity...

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Duty Ref 494 - Stuart Berry

Stuart Berry is one of the busiest referees in the world, buzzing around all over the place. Just recently he was in Cape Town and then Bloemfontein and on Saturday he was back...

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Duty Ref 493 - Craig Jubert

Craig has just been appointed as a referee at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, four years after he refereed trhe Final of the 2011 World Cup, the second South African after Abndre Wats...

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Duty Ref 492 - Jaco Peyper

Jaco Peyper, a family man and a lawyer by profession, leads an active life. He refereed at Newlands on Saturday and was then off to Sydney on Super Rugby duty. In the midst of a...

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Duty Ref 491 - Stuart Berry

Stuart Berry is just back in South Africa after Six Nations duty and being an assistant in Durban last week. He is off this weekend and is happy to answer readers' questions...

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Duty Ref 490 - Craig Joubert

Craig Joubert, South Africa's Referee of the Year for 2014, is having a tiny break before heading to Newlands for a Super Rugby match and then to Dublin when Ireland play En...

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