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Referees to 26 October 2014

It's a Final week - finals in South Africa and New Zealand. There is a semifinal in Australia's new competition. It is all exciting stuff with pressures on match officia...

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Refereeing the Final

All referees who have refereed a Currie Cup Final will say that it was a, if not the, highlight of their refereeing career, even those who have refereed Test matches. And this w...

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Love lost?

A beloved leaves. That's the stuff of some of the great poetry, the great novels, great works of art, for it creates some of the greatest anguish man can experience....

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Joubert for the Final

Craig Joubert has been appointed to referee the 2014 Currie Cup Final at Newlands on Saturday, 25 October. It will be his second Currie Cup Final....

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The Hartley Case

The decision of the judicial officer to clear Ryno Barnes of verbal abuse directed at the referee and to take his word instead of that of the assistant referee is in sharp contr...

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Ryno Barnes cleared

Griquas hooker Ryno Barnes on Friday was cleared of wrongdoing after receiving a red card in their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls last weekend for allegedly verbally ab...

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Rugby´s first ´own try´

The Sydney prop who scored Rugby Union's first ever 'own try' says he's still a bit stunned by the refereeing howler that's gone viral around the world....

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Knock-out matches: in case of a draw

  On this weekend there are three finals and six semifinals. In each of those nine matches there must be a winner. But what happens in the case of a draw?...

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Clip 5 - 14 October 2014 - Law 10

Worth a red card? With 12 minutes to play 33 year-old Ryno Barnes of Griqualand West came onto the field for his 100th Currie Cup match with the Blue Bulls well on the road...

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Clip 4 - 14 October 2014 - Law 19

Taken back? Jacques-Louis Potgieter of the Blue Bulls kicks off to start the second half. He kicks high into the Griquas' 22 where Jonathan Adendorf of Griquas catches t...

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Clip 3 - 14 October 2014 - Law 17

Same maul? The Blue Bulls throw into a line-out and their lock Grant Hattingh catches the ball. The Blue Bulls start a maul and drive forward but Griquas succeeded in gettin...

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Clip 2 - 14 October 2014 - Law 12

What's a knock-on? Western Province charge at the Sharks, getting closer and closer to the Sharks' goal-line. They are right at the goal-line when lock Gerbrandt Gro...

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Clip 1 - 14 October 2014 - Law 12

A confusion of hands. The Pumas of Mpumalanga cunningly win a line-out, maul forward and then play to their backs. Flyhalf Justin van Staden of the Pumas plays the ball insi...

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Clip 3 - 7 October 2014 - Law 10

Dipping mitigation Schalk Burger of South Africa charges forward with the ball. Dane Coles (16) of New Zealand and Liam Messam (6) of New Zealand drives in, shoulder first....

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Clip 2 - 7 October 2014 - Law 12

The long knock-on. New Zealand have the ball and it goes down their backline to Malakai Fekitoa who kicks ahead to his right. Ben Smith of New Zealand gets the bounce as Wil...

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Clip 1 - 7 October 2014 - Law 15

Two men wrong at a tackle. Joe Moody of New Zealand breaks ahead but Tendai Mtawarira of South Africa tackles him and brings him to ground. First player there is Marcel Coet...

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Clip 6 - 14 October 2014 - Law 15

He did not roll away. The Golden Lions, in their black and white jerseys of 125 years ago, attack and their captain, Warren Whiteley, charges ahead with the ball. Joubert En...

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Clip 8 - 7 October 2014 - Law 10

Kicking the ball away. Western Province break out and Juan de Jongh kicks downfield and chases, but the ball breaks right and into touch. De Jongh is also in touch and kicks...

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Duty Ref 484 - Stuart Berry

Stuart Berry is a top South African referee, recently appointed to November Tests in the Northern Hemisphere. On Saturday he is at Ellis Park for a Currie Cup match between the...

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Duty Ref 476

These questions are of a technical nature, facts rather than application of the laws in matches, and so we have lumped them together....

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Duty Ref 482 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans

Joey Klaaste-Salmans, who has in the past been voted Refereem of the Year in Western Province, who has refereed provincial matches and been on provincial panels, ending on the N...

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Duty Ref 481 - Jaco van Heerden

Jaco van Heerden had been promoted this year and has had the first two Currie Cup matches of his career in recent weeks. He has impressed with his accuracy, communication and at...

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Duty Ref 480 - Craig Joubert

If he is not buzzing around the world, Craig Joubert is buzzing around South Africa, so much is he and his refereeing skill in demand, and here he has again been in demand to an...

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Duty Ref 479 - Lesego Legoete

Test referee Lesego Legoete, whom everybody calls Pro, is refereeing at Loftus Versfeld at the weekend when the Blue Bulls play the EP Kings. But he has time to answer readers&#...

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Duty Ref 478 - Lourens van der Merwe.

Test referee Lourens van der Merwe, who seems to be more of an assistant these days, takes time off from travelling with Grey College, where he teaches, to Durban and PE to answ...

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Duty Ref 477 - Jaco Peyper

Jaco Pepyer has a huge assignment this weekend -0 the Sydney semifinal between the Waratahs and the Brumbies. But en route he answered the only question we are going to deal wit...

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