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From Junior to Senior

At the last meeting of the Western Province Referees' Society amongst those honoured was Dyllan Francke....

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Guildford in Trouble

Zac Guildford, the All Black wing, has been suspended for four weeks for a dangerous tackle....

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Joubert chosen for Olympics

Craig Joubert will travel from the World Cup to Brazil as one of a dozen referees to referee Sevens at the Olympic Games. Three other South Africans have been chosen....

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Pro´s Deaf Experience

Lesego Legoete, nicknamed Pro, refereed the second Test between the Deafboks and Wales Deaf....

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Democratic Laws in Aus

In Australia this week, the nine-team National Rugby Championship starts and implements law variations by popular consent....

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Clip 5 - 24 June 2015 - law 10

Wasting time. After the Stormers lose a line-out, they win the ball back with a turnover and Joan de Jongh sends out a long pass to =Seabelo Senatla on the left wing. Hemmed...

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Clip 4 - 24 June 2015 - Law 10

Red card. Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies races ahead but Seabelo Senatla of the Stormers chases Mogg and tackles Mogg from behind. Senatla gets to his feet as Juan de Jongh of t...

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Clip 3 - 24 June 2015 - Law 20

Offside at a scrum. Aaron Smith of the Highlanders puts the ball into a scrum. The Highlanders win the ball and Smith passes the ball to Malakai Fekitoa who is level with hi...

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Clip 2 - 24 June 2015 - Law 6

Referee in the way. The Highlanders win a short line-out five metres from their line. Aaron Smith passes to Elliot Dixon, a forward but not participating in the line-out. Di...

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Clip 1 - 24 June 2015 - Law 6

Ball strikes referee. Sonny Bill Williams of the Chiefs has the ball and seeks to pass it back to Damian McKenzie, the Chiefs fullback. The referee leans back to try to avoi...

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Clip 2 - 1 July 2015 - Law 10

Penalty try? Yellow card? Patrick Osborne of the Highlanders heads for the goal line as Nic Phipps of the Waratahs tries to stop him. Jacques Potgieter of the Waratahs also...

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Clip 1 - 1 July 2015 - Law 17

All OK? Dane Coles of the Hurricanes throws into an undersized line-out with Brad Shields standing out as receiver. Up goes James Broadhurst to catch the ball which he immed...

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Clip 5 - 17 June 2015 - Law 10

'High sack.' The word sack (meaning tackle) has been borrowed from gridiron football. There it is used to grabbing the quarterback behind the scrimmage in front of h...

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Clip 3 - 17 June 2015 - Law 12

Kriel's juggling act. The Bulls go right on the attack and JJ Engelbrecht passes to Jesse Kriel who is up in the line. It is not a great pass but, as Willie le Roux puts...

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Clip 2 - 17 June 2015 - Law 14

Was there anything wrong? At a line-out the Chiefs grab the ball from the Hurricanes and TJ Perenara of the Chiefs passed to Marty McKenzie, who throws a long and inaccurate...

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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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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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