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Referees to 28 September 2014

Tests are back this week with the fifth round of SANZAR's Rugby championship and the first leg of the World Cup qualifiers between in Russia and Uruguay with George Clancy o...

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Referees to 21 September 2014

As spring breaks out in the southern hemisphere and autumn closes in in the north, there are no Test matches but lots of other activities in south and north....

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´Third umpire´ for rugby?

SANZAR is planning to introduce a cricket-style decision review system into Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship in 2016 according to The Australian....

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Law discussion: who is to blame

There was anger in South Africa at three decisions by George Clancy, the Irish referee who refereed the match in Perth between Australia and South Africa. But then there is ofte...

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Referees to 14 September 2014

New Zealand are now top of the Rugby Championship and renew their ancient rivalry with South Africa for top dog in the rugby world with Jérôme Garcès to refe...

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Law discussion: make them the same

The laws of rugby football are complicated. It is a contact sport with 30 players on the field, all playing with high emotion at the same time, and one referee to apply the laws...

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Referees to 31 August 2014

The Rugby Championship has a bye but provincial competitions in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and the professional competitions in France race ahead. And everywhere th...

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Peyper - and players - err

On Saturday in the Sydney rain Jaco Peyper was the referee in a try-less Bledisloe Cup match between Australia and New Zealand that ended in a 12-all draw....

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SARU to probe ´match-fixing´

The South African Rugby Union announced it had appointed an attorney to examine allegations of attempts to fix the result of matches in Boland club leagues....

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Clip 10 - 15 September 2014 - Law 6

Insistence. The Sharks throw into a line-out and form a maul. Caylib Oosthuizen goes in low and hard from the side and the maul collapses. The referee immediately penalises...

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Clip 9 - 15 September 2014 - Law 17

A maul no more. Western Province are on the attack against the Golden Lions. Demetri Catrakilis of Western Province darts at the line where two Golden Lions players hold him...

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Clip 8 - 15 September 2014 - Law 6

Ins and outs with the TMO. Western Province are penalised and Ruan Combrinck of the Golden Lions kicks for touch towards the cornerpost on his right. The ball goes into touc...

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Clip 7 - 15 September 2014 - Law 10

It's a fact Jaco van der Walt of the Golden Lions kicks downfield where Nizaam Carr of Western Province fields the ball and passes it to Louis Schreuder who kicks downfi...

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Clip 6 - 15 Sepotember 2014 - Law 10

Yellow card for a hooker. Burger Odendaal of the Blue Bulls is tackled and players gather. The first two are Blue Bulls, Jacques du Plessis and Paul Willemse, flop down onto...

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Clip 5 - 15 September 2014 - Law 20

The last scrum. With five minutes to play and the score 32-25 to Australia, Nicolas Sanchez, the Argentinian flyhalf breaks. Nic White of Australia tackles him but the ball...

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Clip 4 - 15 September 2015 - Law 21

Plus 10. There is a scrum to Australia about 30 metres in from touch. Nick Phipps puts the ball in an the referee immediately awards a free kick to Argentina for a crooked f...

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Clip 3 - 15 September 2014 - Law 16

Use it. Argentina win a scrum but are under some pressure. The pressure increases when Benjamin Macome [picks up at the back of the scrum and is brought to ground. Ramiro He...

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Clip 2 - 15 September 2014 - Law 10

Naughty boy caught. From a line-out Bernard Foley breaks sharply and is brought down just at the Argentinian posts. The ball comes back to Nick Phipps who dives over for a t...

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Clip 1 - 15 September 2014 - Law 10

Cheating. On advantage New Zealand attack going right. Israel Dagg, as he is tackled by Jan Serfontein, passes to Kieran Read. Jean de Villiers tackles Read and brings him t...

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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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Duty Ref 474 - Marius van der Westhuizen

Marius van der Westhuizen, one of the most promising of referees is fresh back from the Junior World Championship in New Zealand and is now answering readers' questions....

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Duty Ref 473 - Lesego Legoete

Lesego Legoete, whom everybody calls Pro, has been a top referee in South Africa for many years, refereeing international Super, Currie Cup another rugby, this after a good play...

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