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Law discussion: One too many

If you look carefully at the clip of the Sevens match between Australia and New Zealand in a pool match in Sydney last Saturday, you can clearly see that there were eight New Ze...

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SA Refs in 7s Finals

On the last day of World Rugby's SD evens, South Africa's three referees refereed three of the four finals....

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Is Matt the new Bryce?

In the eyes of many South Africans Matt O'Brien is the new Bryce Lawrence, vilified by many, most of whom are anonymous....

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Varsity Cup Law changes

There are some law changes for the Varsity Cup and its other competitions that will apply in 2016....

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Touch made clearer

There are two parts to this - one when a jumper catches the ball and lands near the touchline and secondly what happens beyond the 22-metre line....

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Clip 1 - 26 January 2016 - Law 22

Lost in in-goal. If the ball is dropped in the opponent's in-goal does that automatically rule out the possibility of a try? The world has been shown several times w...

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Clip 9- 26 January 2016 - Law 17

Place of penalty. Toulon throw into a line-out in their match with Wasps. Thibault Lassale of Toulon catches the ball and his players for around him while Wasps players pack...

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Clip 8 - 26 January 2016 - Law 10

Two decisions. Toulon's Bryan Habana, Springbok, runs out of defence. Wasps hooker, Ashley Johnson, Springbok, tackles Habana who clatters to ground, to the annoyance of...

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Clip 7 - 26 January 2016 - Law 19

The uncontested line-out. Toulon play Wasps. Toulon throw into a line-out and their lock Jocelino Suta goes high to catch the ball and other forwards support him as if to fo...

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Clip 6 - 26 January 2016 - Law 20

Watch the No.8. Joe Simpson of Wasps puts the ball into a scrum and they heel the ball. When the scrum goes down, Guy Thompson, the Wasps No.8 packs down between his lock. A...

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Clip 5 - 26 January 2016 - Law 12

Untimely ripped. Toulon are on the attack and burly Ma'a Nonu gives to burlier Mathieu Bastaraud who ploughs ahead. He is in contact with two Wasps players and the ball...

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Clip 4 - 26 January 2016 - Law 15

Off his feet? Why? Wasps attack. Edd Shervington charges ahead but Ma'a Nonu and Juan Smith of Toulon bring him to ground. The first player there, on his feet, entering...

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Clip 3 - 26 January 2016 - Law 10

Spot the error. Bryan Habana of Toulouse gathers a long kick by Joe Simpson of Wasps and races back downfield. Just before the Wasps' 10-metre line Habana kicks ahead, a...

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Clip 2 - 26 January 2016 - Law 10

Pushing the referee In the European Cup match between the Ospreys and Clermont at Liberty Stadium in Swansea an overeager player pushed the referee out of his way. The r...

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Law discussion: pushing referee

In the European Cup match between the Ospreys and Clermont at Liberty Stadium in Swansea an overeager player pushed the referee out of his way. The referee was Wayne Barnes,...

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Duty Ref 507 - Paul Dobson

Since the end of the World Cup there have been few questions for the Duty Ref, just two in fact, which the old mountain goat answers here....

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Duty Ref 505 - Marius van der Westhuizen

The appointments are just out for the Six Nations matches starting in February 2016 and Marius van der Westhuizen has, for the first time, been appointed an assistant referee in...

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Duty Ref 506 - Paul Dobson

There has been a problem in locating the incident described by Bill James but it happened after 53 minutes of the second half of the match for those who have it recorded....

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Duty Ref 502 - Rasta Rasivhenge

Rasta Rasivhenge, who has been such a star on the Sevens circuit, is back from his sojourn in Australia and refereeing Currie Cup rugby so well. And here he is answering readers...

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Duty Ref 503 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans

  Joey Klaaste-Salmans was a top referee when he was active and is now excellent in helping to develop referees. He is also an expert on Under-13 laws and refereeing in...

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Duty Ref 501 - Stuart Berry

Like all top referees Stuart Berry has been wandering. Last weekend he was in Ottawa, this weekend in Bloemfontein, and next month he goes off to the Rugby World Cup....

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Duty Ref 500 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans

Joey is our expert on primary schools refereeing. He was till recently a top referee in the Western Province and remains an expert on primary school laws and refereeing....

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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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